1. What started it all off for you?
Well, I first started making some nutrition changes. I’ve had repetitive sinusitis since I was 10-11 years old and I was constantly being prescribed antibiotics, which caused me a significant weight gain. I was lethargic and terribly unfit. But when I was 16, I went to a doctor specialised in Naturopathy, who gave me homeopathic tablets for my sinusitis and encouraged me to make some drastic lifestyle changes, including cutting out completely dairy products. What then led me to opt for natural skincare products, was that time when my dermatologist gave me this anti-pimple cream that wreaked havoc on my skin. I was so gutted and disappointed, that I did some researches and I was shocked by all those potentially hazardous chemicals this cream contained.
When it comes to make-up, I’ve been using green makeup from the start, since I never really wore makeup in high-school.
2. What was the first thing to go? (Ingredient or product)
Nasty shampoos! I first turned to some Sante shampoos, but now I’m really loving John Masters Organic and Rahua.
3. What are you/did you struggle to let go of?
Nothing in particular, the hardest thing for me, was having a healthier “diet”.
I could eventually say that I miss my flavored toothpastes. I’ve been using a lemon and clay toothpaste that tastes like earth haha. But it’s good for the teeth, so I’m not complaining.
4. What has been your best find or change? (i.e a green product or a tip that you’re really glad you’ve found/learnt)
Oils. I was constantly told to stay away from them because of my oily skin, but now there are so many options available.
Moreover, oil pulling in the morning is fantastic, it works great against tartar and plaque build-up. My dentist was really impressed by how clean my teeth were. It was a proud moment haha!
5. What has been the worst thing about going green? What has been the hardest to transition or find an adequate green replacement of?
The “worst” thing is probably just finding a great skin routine. Sometimes the ingredients are promising, but won’t work for your skin. For instance, some people swear by coconut oil and tea tree, but as much as I wanted to love those ingredients, they just don’t do it for me.
To be more specific, finding a dream cleanser is tough. I’m still on the lookout for my holy-grail cleanser.
6. Anything else to add? Any tips or tricks to pass on?
Just be patient, results do not come overnight. Learn to love yourself by being gentle and kind to your body. And I can not stress enough the importance of internal wellbeing. No cream will give you the glow that happiness does.
And that’s a wrap!
Now I’d like to tag these lovelies :
- Audrey from http://mademoisellenature.blogspot.com/
- Ann Marie from http://smallbutmightyredhead.wordpress.com/
- Ru from http://www.shortsmallsweet.net/
Good luck girls! xoxo
Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.