Go green, Get beautiful
Everything is going au naturale
You may have browsed the organic food section at your local grocery store or witnessed the numerous beauty companies doling out natural products and wondered what all the fuss was about. Lately the Green Movement has been gaining momentum, encouraging people to change their lifestyles and reduce their carbon footprint. What exactly are the benefits of going organic and what can you do to incorporate this trend into your life?
• Organic food is free of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and other harmful chemicals found in most foods. While more expensive, organic food is not genetically modified and the production doesn’t put a severe stress on the environment.
• If you want to eat organic but are hesitant about the costs, start small. If you purchase one thing that’s organic, choose fruit and vegetables (especially peaches, apples, lettuce and bell peppers).
• Purchase a reusable shopping bag instead of using plastic bags at stores. You can find stylish canvas totes at many stores by the register.
• Look for mineral makeup and beauty products that are free of parabens, gluten and sulfates.
Any little change you make will have a BIG impact on the environment and your body. Once you go natural, you may never go back!