As our world continues to change more than ever due to globalization and a projected 5 billion internet users in the near future, one idea remains clear: consumers want healthier food and cosmetic choices.
With the information revolution reaching never-before-seen access to anything in question, humanity has one scary task amidst the barrage of trade secrets revealed. People must choose what they want.
Freedom comes with consequences, however, as behavioral experts say having to choose is causing mass depression in modern day society. Take cosmetics, case in point: the Kardashian/Instagram full makeup following argues that moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, contour, powder, highlighter, eye shadow, eyeliner, lipliner, lipstick and false lashes are great for a day look. Ten-year olds are doing this in YouTube videos and posting for everyone to see.
Most of the people I know and follow disagree with that mantra. Makeup has its place for special events, but with many of our parents (and even some of us) coming down with cancer after middle age, it raises the question as to what and how much we should or should not be using on our bodies.
If you make a lotion for dry skin that has only three edible ingredients in it, will it be effective and could it reduce the risk of generating disease in our bodies? Since the whole world is posting their secrets online, it is easy to find out.
Shea butter, coconut, avocado and essential oils have distinct healing properties when used in longevity. Containing vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and antiseptic benefits, it doesn’t take a scientist to create a serum that works for your skin type.
Safe to eat in most circumstances, making your own skin products is like deciding whether to eat in or dine out for the evening. Do you have time and the inclination to gather ingredients and learn a recipe? If so, go searching. You’ll find a myriad of them online.
If making your own body butter seems like a lot, consider supporting your local vendors by frequenting farmer’s markets and craft fairs. Even more convenient, Etsy is a platform that only sells homemade products, giving you a chance to meet the maker of your food-grade skin care while ordering online.