I’ve decided that every week, I will share some my favorite green beauty products. My purpose in doing so is to show y’all how important using organic products really is! I don’t do things just to be labeled as a hippie, contrary to what some people might think. Instead, I do it for my health and my family’s health. There are so many toxic chemicals that fill the beauty products that are sold at everyday department stores that can have major harmful effects on us. It is really scary!
I highly suggest downloading the SKIN DEEP app and typing in the names of the products that are currently in your bathrooms and makeup bags and try not to freak out. After you throw out all of that icky toxic stuff, I hope you settle in and read this blog and see what organic products I’ve found that work! I’ve done the hard work for you! When I first realized how toxic my products were, I began trying organic products and have used some that are great and well worth the money and others that don’t do the job for which they were created. I’m well-aware of the fact that just because a product is organic doesn’t mean that it actually works.
Today, I am going to feature my favorite organic tanning products by Eco Tan from Organic Skin USA. Up until a few years ago, I was a constant tanning bed user – having worked in the tanning industry I HAD to be tan for my job so I would tan and spray tan constantly. I started reading books and articles about the dangers of indoor tanning and over exposing your body to chemicals in the products and I quit. I hate looking too pale in the winter, so I searched to find a solution to my problem. I stumbled across the Eco Tan line and I have since fallen in love. Their company was founded by a women whose sister was diagnosed with Melanoma. After months of trying different ingredients, they formulated the products that they now sell today! I use their Face Tan Water and Body Tanning Lotion together to help me get color during the months I’m not out in the sun.
Face Tan Water – I use this product first. I apply on clean, dry skin (normally after my bath) and leave on for 8 hours. I love that it also helps with anti-aging and acne when you apply. You can apply multiple times to get the desired effect – I normally apply every 2-3 days to keep color. It’s made with all natural and organic ingredients and doesn’t really have a smell, so if you’re sensitive, I think it would work for you as well just test on a small spot of skin. A little bit goes a long way with this product, and after I apply I ALWAYS wash my hands.
Invisible Tan – I use this after I apply the Face Tan Water. It comes out in a lotion form, and I start at my feet and work my way up my body applying in a circular motion so I don’t leave streaks. For best results, you are supposed to let it set on your skin for 8 hours before you wash off. I always apply after a bath, put on my pjs and hop in our ALL WHITE BED. NOTHING comes off on our sheets. I cannot tell you how many times in the past that I have gotten a professional spray tan and gotten into bed and the next morning it looked like I had eaten Cheetos all night and rolled around in them, haha. I love how perfectly the color comes out with this lotion, and if you want a darker look you can reapply every day or every few days depending on the depth of color you want.
I really hope that you take my advice and head over to the Eco Tan website and buy these products for yourself! Keeping yourself healthy is what’s most important and if you like being tan, these organic products are the route for you!