Since masks are now part of our daily attire, we must revise and adjust our skincare and makeup routine.
It is important to use gentle cleansers and makeup remover, stay away from harsh scrubs and heavy creams that could irritate and congest our skin. Remember to wash your mask frequently or replace the disposable ones after each use, keeping a clean mask help avoid reintroduction of dirt, oil and bacteria into the skin.
Know your products and be mindful about what you put on your skin!
Here’s a list of toxic, carcinogenic, and harmful chemicals & ingredients to avoid:
•PARABENS Widely found in almost every skincare, cosmetics, and personal care products including deodorants, lotions, and shampoos.
Parabens have been linked to health risks including hormonal disruptors and breast cancer.
•ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES Also found in almost every skincare, cosmetic, and personal care product. Thousands of highly allergenic, synthetic fragrances are used in personal care and cosmetic products.
•PETROLEUM DISTILLATES Commonly found in lipstick and mascara.
Petroleum distillates are banned for use in cosmetics in European countries but still allowed to be used in the U.S. Evidence links petroleum distillates to cancer and other health ailments.
•HYDROQUINONE This ingredient is found in skin lightening and skin brightening skin care products.
Banned in Japan, Europe, and other parts of the world but is still allowed to be used in the United States. If overused, hydroquinone can destroy healthy cells and chromosomes, which can lead to cancer and other health ailments.
•PHTHALATES Commonly found in colorants or synthetic dyes for cosmetics, fragranced lotions, body wash and hair products.
Banned for use in cosmetics by the European Union but is still allowed to be used in the United States. Phthalates are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and has been known to be linked to certain forms of cancer.
Be wise, care for your skin and your health. Choose clean Beauty!
Dedicating time to treat your skin can do great things for your stress level!
A great way to pamper and care for your skin at home , is making your own facial masks with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
To detox your skin make a paste mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 of honey and gradually add baking soda until you create a paste. Apply evenly on your clean face, wait 5-10 minutes, rinse off and pat dry your face.
To exfoliate and make your skin glow, mix ¼ cup of mashed pineapple, 2 tablespoons of almond meal and 1 tsp coconut milk. Mix all of the ingredients, apply evenly on clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes , then rinse off.
To de-puff your skin mix 1 tablespoon of ground coffee, 1 tablespoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt. Apply evenly all over your skin, carefully including the under eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water followed by cold water.
Have fun pampering your skin, relax and enjoy your day!
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The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and it can show signs of stress in different ways, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, or dermatitis. Our skin can’t tell the difference between different types of stress, physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.
Just as the rest of your body, the longer your skin endure stress, the more it takes a toll on it. Stress can trigger internal inflammations and imbalances that reflect on our skin.
Stress can slow down digestion. The longer the stress lasts, the more its effect on your digestion. These effects can disrupt the bacteria in your gut. An imbalance on your gut bacteria, can cause internal inflammation that can show on your skin as flare-ups of acne, eczema or psoriasis.
When you are under stress, your body can also react by experiencing abrupt increase of adrenaline and cortisol, this can cause your skin to experience it to become very dry or excessively oily. Stress hormones can get triggered, also causing acne and eczema, or making existing conditions to worsen.
Take care of your body and your skin. Take time to relax, keep a well balanced diet and maintain a healthy skincare routine. Avoid skincare products with hormonal disruptors and toxic ingredients that can worsen the effects of stress on your skin.
Self care doesn’t mean self indulgence, It’s about giving your mind, body, and spirit what they need in order to thrive. Choose to take action to maintain good health inside and outside, because what you put in your body, how you treat your skin, your eating habits and your outlook to life, all have an effect in your overall health. Improving your self image, and quality of life will open the door to a more joyful life, with happiness and confidence.
To help you maintain a healthy body, healthy skin and healthy mind:
• Practice good sleep
• Eat well, replenish and hydrate
• Meditate or pray
• Spend time in nature
• Take a break from electronics and social media
• Exercise at least three times a week
• Choose organic foods
• Use chemical free cleaning products to avoid carcinogens, hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, skin and respiratory irritants
• Use toxic free personal care and beauty products, mainstream products like deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes, makeup and skincare products are also filled with carcinogens synthetic preservatives, dyes, allergens and other harmful ingredients.
Create a safe and healthy environment, enjoy, care, love yourself and live better!
Mainstream cosmetics are poorly regulated and filled with toxic chemicals that include carcinogens and hormonal disruptors. Those ingredients have been directly linked to cancer and the interference with cancer treatments.
The average woman uses 12 personal care and beauty products a day. From all of those products, 515 Toxic chemicals go on the skin, absorbed and into the bloodstream every day! And it only takes 26 seconds for your skin to absorb what you apply on it.
One of the most commonly used beauty product are lipsticks and lipglosses. With regular use of lipstick, you could be ingesting as much as 87 milligrams of product per day.
Knowledge is power, detox your beauty, stay away from harmful chemicals aging your skin and jeopardizing your health. Make sure all your personal and beauty products are free from toxic ingredients!
Zao Organic Makeup is compromised with your health and the health of our planet. Zao products are 100% natural, free of harmful ingredients, synthetic dyes or preservatives. All Zao products are moisturizing and nourishing, enriched with the best quality ingredients from organic farming.
With our planet in mind Zao production practices follow high production standards by selecting organic and fair-trade ingredients . Zao also minimizes its carbon footprint by minimizing the use of plastic material and by the use of refillable bamboo packaging.
Use Zao Organic Makeup with confidence, true skincare makeup that is clean, safe and maintains the quality and performance you want from your makeup.
Receive the best performance and benefits from your products by applying them in the correct order. The correct layering of your products will help improve effectiveness, and will keep your skin hydrated and less prone to breakouts.
A good cleansing routine is the right start. A gentle but thorough cleansing is important to maintain skin suppleness & to not strip away your skin’s natural oils. Zao Organic Makeup Remover Oil and Foam Cleanser will remove impurities and all makeup residue. They are both, powerful and gentle cleansers, that protect and nourish your skin. Made with all natural ingredients, including silica from the bamboo plant to maintain elasticity and hydration, and aloe vera providing its soothing regenerating properties.
While your skin is damp, add a layer of moisturizer. It will not only enhance the appearance of your skin but it will help your makeup last longer. Zao Organic Moisturizer is rich in emollient natural ingredients to soothe, nourish and revitalize your skin! Is infused with organic Shea butter, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Clary Sage.
After moisturizing, Zao Organic Primer can help maintaining a stable and long lasting makeup throughout the day, while adding radiance & well balanced soothing moisture to your skin. It has the benefits organic Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Bamboo Hydrosol, and Clary Sage.
After conditioning and prepping your skin, depending on the day and the occasion, you can choose between Zao Organic BB Cream for a lighter coverage, or for more coverage any Zao Foundation incream, liquid or powder. You can also layer these to attain the texture or coverage of your preference, just remember to apply liquid first, then cream & leave the powder for the last layer.
After your foundation, is time to set it with powder. Zao Compact Powder gives you a long lasting silky matte finish and all the skincare benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Macadamia Oil and olive oil.
Now you can add a bit of contour with Zao Organic Bronzer. Moisturizing, antioxidant & nourishing, Zao bronzers are free from toxic ingredients that jeopardize your health and age your skin. Infused with organically farmed ingredients, Ginko Biloba, Siberian Ginseng, Yerba Maté Leaf Extract, and Shea Butter.
After bronzing, enhance the apple of your cheeks with a little blush. Choose the color most similar to the natural color you get on your cheeks, right after working out. Zao Organic Blush, is made with organically farmed ingredients and natural pigments. Created with Ginko Biloba, Siberian Ginseng, Yerba Maté Leaf Extract, and Shea Butter.
Highlight where the light hits your face, upper area of the apple of your cheeks, the top of the bow of your lips, the tip of your nose , the bone area right under the outer corner of your eyebrows. Zao Organic Highlighter gives you a beautiful natural looking glow. It has the benefits of Flax Seed Oil, Ginger Root Extract.
Complete your look applying with your favorite lipstick, or lip gloss and mascara! All Zao lip products are 100% natural, with long-lasting plant based pigments and free of harmful ingredients. They are also highly moisturizing , nourishing and refillable. Zao Organic Mascaras will intensify your eyelashes, with the powerful benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter & Bamboo Leaf Extract. Soothing and nourishing, sustainable, refillable, with all natural organic ingredients.
It is up to us to help the conservation of our planet, and there are simple steps we can all take to really help and do our part:
Wait to do full loads of laundry instead of small ones. It helps reduce water consumption and saves energy.
Use reusable water bottles, reduce your plastic use.
Turn off and unplug lights and devices when they are not in use. Save energy!
Carry cloth bags everywhere you go. Skip the plastic bags, they end up in landfills polluting our environment.
Use rechargeable batteries. Save money in the lung run & reduce landfill waste at the same time.
Purchase refillable products. Many brands like Zao, give you the opportunity of eco-friendly packagings that help conserve our ecosystem and also save money. After you purchase the initial full packaging of the product, the refills have a lower cost.
Zao Organic Makeup is conscious beauty! Made with organically farmed ingredients of the best quality and performance, encased in a sustainable and refillable bamboo packaging. Good for your skin and the environment!
If you just decided to detoxify your beauty bag, congratulations! This is one of the best things you can do for your skin, your health and our ecosystem.
The quest for your new toxic-free favorites could be quite intimidating at first. It is always a good idea to start with the basics, swapping those products that you use more frequently.
Zao Organic Concealer is a great choice to start your new toxic-free beauty bag. Best sellers and everyone’s favorite, Zao concealer stick, is convenient, easy to apply and blend. It has great antioxidant properties, is restoring and works as an effective shield against free radicals. It has all the benefits of Organic Avocado and Olive oil, bamboo stem powder, Tea Tree Oil, Aloe, Ginkgo Biloba and more natural ingredients!
Another good selection for your new beauty routine are Zao Mascaras. They are intense, soothing and nourishing, with the powerful benefits of Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and bamboo leaf extract! All Zao Mascaras are vegan, sustainable, refillable, and made with all natural organic ingredients, making them perfect for even the most sensitive eyes.
Zao Organic Lipsticks are a must have! With average use of lipstick you could be ingesting as much as 87 milligrams of product per day. It is important to select lip products that are free of toxic ingredients! All Zao lip products are 100% natural, with long-lasting plant based pigments, free of harmful ingredients, they are highly moisturizing, nourishing and refillable.
Keep swapping all toxic products for nourishing, natural ones! You will soon start noticing improvements on your skin, and you will be impressed with the wonderful performance of Zao!