With warmer weather finally beginning to approach us and Summer right around the corner, a lot of us will be looking for ways to live an even more healthy lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to do this is by embracing a more natural, cleaner way of living. Knowing that what you’re applying and putting into your body is as clean as possible will make you feel better and is so much healthier. Even though it can be difficult to make lifestyle changes, you can easily begin to achieve a healthier, more natural way of living in just three easy steps. Here’s a look at how to achieve a more natural lifestyle…
Eat Local & Organic
As we’re all familiar with the vegetables and fruits that are about to be popping up at local farmers markets, it’s worth it to give this diet change a try and challenge yourself to eat only local and/or organic foods. With all the chemicals and ingredients that go into processed foods, cutting those options out and instead opting for natural solutions is the best way to go. Not only does this help support local farmers and all their hard-earned efforts but it’s also nice knowing that what you’re putting into your body is as natural as possible. Along with going to local farmers markets, use the warm weather as an opportunity to invest in your own garden. Growing vegetables, herbs and fruits right within your backyard is the perfect way to know exactly where your food is coming from while also living a healthier lifestyle. If you still want to do your grocery shopping at an actual grocery store, take a detour and check out the organic section at your local supermarket. Whether it’s veg, meat or snacks, you’ll find that there are all kinds of organic options available.
When looking into how to achieve a more natural, clean lifestyle switching out your regular beauty products is a good place to start. Along with eating healthier foods, it only makes sense to invest in healthier, cleaner products. This step can easily be applied to your beauty routine. With all the chemicals and ingredients that are still included to this day on widely used makeup products, it’ll make a difference to switch up your beauty routine and go vegan. Buying certified vegan-based beauty products is the surest way to go natural while also knowing that you’re applying only the safest products onto your body. Many products or companies will state if they’re completely vegan. If you’re unfamiliar with vegan products, it’s helpful to do research beforehand. You’ll find that a lot of big makeup companies such as Kat Von D Beauty and Too Faced offer vegan beauty solutions. The same goes for hair care. The next time you want to give your tresses some extra TLC or dye your hair a new color, look at quality vegan hair products. Doing so will give you the healthiest, shiniest locks possible!
Use Ingredients You Already Own
You’ll find that as you try to invest in a cleaner way of living that many of the ingredients you need are already right in your home! These ingredients have amazing health benefits and can also be used for beauty and hair hacks. Ingredients such as olive oil, lemon, and avocado are common ingredients for the kitchen and make a world of a difference for your beauty routine. Even though we tend to most often use it in the kitchen, olive oil has numerous health benefits that are a game-changers for your beauty routine. With its anti-ageing antioxidants, olive oil is commonly used as face moisturiser, but it can also be used for eye makeup remover, shine serum for your hair and even shaving cream!
Lemon is another commonly used kitchen ingredient, but this acidic fruit has a lot more benefits than just making lemonade. As lemons are packed with Vitamin C, lemons can often be used as a skin brightener, with some people even applying it on their elbows and knees! Along with being a hair lightener and a treatment for blackheads, check out all the other ways that lemon can be incorporated into your beauty routine!
We most commonly associate avocados with being the main ingredient in guacamole, but this delicious fruit has more benefits than meets the eye. With avocados containing Vitamin A, D and E, their commonly used as an ingredient in face masks but they can also be incorporated into hair masks as well as manicure masks. The next time you find that your avocados are ripe, save the guacamole for later and try out an avocado beauty hack instead!
‘Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience’ -Ralph Waldo Emerson