Everyday Minerals, one of my favorite brands of non-toxic make-up, is running a deal on a 5-piece Custom Kit. I’m not sure how long it will last, so if you’d like to take advantage of this offer, you should do so soon. The deal requires no coupon code–just select “5-pc Custom Kit” and choose your five items. Add it to your cart, and 33% will be deducted automatically.
Did you see EWG‘s (Environmental Working Group) latest sunscreen guide?
It just came out at the end of May, and I’m very pleased to see that our favorite brands made their 2013 list of safe sunscreens. [Check them out here: My Favorite Sunscreens (and my large, floppy beach hat).]
Read more about why we don’t use much sunscreen here at the Yankee Homestead: Sunscreen: Does it Work? Is it Safe?
Click the link below to see the full list of brands and products that meet EWG’s criteria.
Also check out this article from their website: 9 Surprising Facts About Sunscreen.
In related news, I recently received a make-your-own-sunscreen kit that I’m super-excited to try out.Read More
Yesterday, I explained why we don’t use much sunscreen around the Yankee Homestead. When we do need extra protection, this is what we like to use:
When I first learned that regular sunscreens might not be such a great idea, I did all kinds of research to find a sunscreen that was as safe as possible and still easy to use. We’ve used a number of Badger sunscreen products and have been happy with all of them.
Did you know that regular sunscreens are carcinogenic?
That’s right, the very substance we’re encouraged to slather all over ourselves in order to protect our body’s largest organ (the skin), is suspect of, at worst, causing and speeding the development of cancer and, at best, offering little real protection against skin cancer.
[A] wide range of public health agencies – including the FDA – have found very little evidence that sunscreen prevents most types of skin cancer. [EWG: Sunscreens Exposed]
Did you know that most eye makeup removers contain toxic ingredients?
Try looking up your favorite brand on EWG’s awesome Skin Deep cosmetics data base.
My favorite ways to remove eye makeup naturally:
1. Oil and cotton ball
I use a mixture of olive, castor and jojoba oil, but you can use just about any kind of vegetable oil. Olive and jojoba are moisturizing, which is perfect for the eye area!
I squirt a tiny amount of oil onto my finger tips and massage it into my eye area (with eyes closed, of course!). Then I wet a cotton ball with warm water, and sweep it across the eye area. Repeat until all or most of the makeup is removed. (The rest will come off when I wash my face.)