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  • Writer's pictureAndria Pino

How to make the switch to natural skin care products

Our all natural Green Tea + Rice Powder skin care mask

Honest you read the labels on food before deciding to add them to your cart when grocery shopping?

I certainly do! I want to make sure I'm getting the best for my body. It's one thing if I'm buying a snack that I enjoy and know is unhealthy. It's a completely other thing to try to buy healthy food just to look at the label and find out that it's filled with just as many unhealthy ingredients as my unhealthy snack!

It's basically the same thing with skin care products. Not all skin care products that are labeled "Natural ", actually are.

Below is a list of easy ways to make the switch to natural skin care and be confident in your choice:

1.) Check the ingredients for yourself. A lot of "natural" products use fillers and toxic preservatives. Some companies use fillers just to save money. Some toxic ingredients to avoid include parabans, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfates. Bonus tip: if you have sensitive skin, go for something unscented or ensure the fragrance being used is natural like essential oils.

2.) Start small. I wouldn't encourage anyone to just dump out their entire skin care stash of products...unless you're ready for that. Looking for completely natural products can take time. Start with one item and go from there. Maybe you want to start with using an all natural face mask like Ancient Ritual Shop's Green Tea+Rice Powder face mask. It's gentle and contains only ingredients that are natural and easy to pronounce.

3.) Have fun and experiment! If you have sensitive skin, make sure to patch test new products before applying to large areas. Using natural skin care products can be exciting because it gives you an opportunity to learn what your skin likes and dislikes.

As mentioned before, natural skin care is a lifestyle choice. It's about feeling confident about what you use and being able to take care of your body on the outside as much as you do on the inside.

-Ancient Rituals Shop


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