Know whats Going into Your System


There was a time when you could trust fruit and vegetables for their wholesome goodness, but have you often wondered why they are available now throughout the year? Modification, and this is totally unnatural. I think that trying to find natural products on a sensitive skin is just half the battle – you’ve to try and work from the inside out. What you put into your system is going to going to pretty much help with the way you look and feel. I’ve discovered that a lot of our food is treated with chemicals and preservatives. So what is the use of trying to find natural products for the skin when you’re putting a whole lot of rubbish into your system.

 tartrazine. - a dangerous food dye

Just look at tartrazine. Its a food dye used in a lot of the stuff we eat every day. All those orange flavored snacks we love, butter and margarine, orange cheese and yes, even in some lotions. Research has shown that there is a possible link between tartrazine and hyperactivity in children. I just say read labels, and wherever you can buy organic products if you are able to. At least try and understand some of the additives and horrible preservatives you find in foods that you innocently chow every day.

I’m Getting Wise to the Best Beauty Tricks for Sensitive Skin

I’ve told you that like many others, I enjoy sitting in coffee shops working on my laptop or catching up on good reading matter. But I’ve often wondered what my skin has to endure when I find myself sitting in a smoking area in a coffee shop or anywhere else for that matter. Dirt, grime, smoke and even perspiration… name it, it clogs your pores, especially mine, as my skin attracts trouble! I’ve had my fair share of fighting blackheads and I’m always looking out for  natural face washes which are gentle and which are designed to help with blackheads.

natural skin care

One natural beauty product that I’ve discovered that gives my skin an antioxidant treatment is a mix of fresh berries and pineapples. What I love is not only are these fruits amazing for eating, you rub a little on your face, leave on for about 20 minutes and then rinse off. I’ve done my research on these fruit beauty tricks and you just have to be aware, because there are some fruits that you can put on more often and others less, like some of the citrus fruits. I’m sooooo careful about what I put on my sensitive skin, and now I also make my own face mist to soothe my skin with ingredients such as aloe vera, rose water and witch hazel. Got some natural beauty tricks that work for sensitive skin – please let me know.

Change Lanes and Switch to Formaldehyde Free Nail Polish

So as promised in the last post, here is the answer……

Research on the Internet shows that many people have tried the formaldehyde free nail polishes out and found the colors they want, albeit from different brands, found they also held up well with regards to chipping and that they were virtually odor-free.

Natural Water-Based Polishes

natural nail paints
It is time to take a step in the right direction with regards to beauty products and your health. Go the less toxic route and choose bottles of 5-free nail polish, and be free of dangerous toxins. Water based polishes are free of the 5 chemicals commonly found in nail polishes. Water based nail polishes are made up mostly of water. With painting, the water evaporates and the residue leaves a hard coat of polish on your nails.

Do yourself a favor and make an effort to lower your exposure to toxic chemicals by looking at the fabulous water based formulas. Some 5 free nail polish brands are Dazzle Dry, Zoya, RGB Cosmetics, Helen E, Dashing Diva and Lippmann among others.  Some water based brands are Acquarella, AllyKats, Scotch Naturals, Refreshingly Free and Piggy Paint.

Its time to go natural. Start throwing out those toxic nail polishes and choose nail polishes which are safe for pregnant women to use as well as small children. Leading brands have come up with a collection of nail polishes inspired by health, and this caring factor has helped these brands rise to fame.

Is the nail polish you are using safe?

Using color to impact an outfit works superbly, and hot pinks, lime greens, reds, black and white nail polish can draw attention to a seemingly drab outfit. Up until recently nail polishes contained a mix of toxins such as formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate. Many beauty salons have been using these toxic nail polishes for years, unaware of the dangers which come from inhaling the noxious fumes.


Salons are realizing that 5 free nail polishes are the only option for health conscious beauty therapists and their customers. The 5 free nail polish range means that your nail polish is free from these toxic ingredients –

  • Dibutyl Phthalate
  • Toluene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde Resin
  • Camphor

Toluene for instance is toxic to the nervous system, causes nausea and can even impair breathing. Worse is that inhaling toluene can also cause developmental damage to the fetus. Formaldehyde is a chemical which is used to preserve and embalm dead animals and humans, and breathing this is can trigger asthma. In laboratories, they even warn you to avoid skin contact with it and to avoid inhalation.

Bad Thinks Lurking Behind the Glossiness

Cosmetics manufacturers have used toxic ingredients which have helped to give our hair, skin and nails that extra shine, gloss and healthy looks. While they’ve done a lot to give us shimmery good looks, they have been quietly doing a lot of bad things too.

The question is, do nail polishes need these chemicals to give us glossy fingertips and toes? Will non-toxic nail polishes have staying power? Will you get the fantastic color range that the toxic nail polishes bring  out?

I answer this in my next blog post. Stay tuned……