September 18, 2017 by Drafts & Crafts
With baby number two on the way, getting into a healthier family lifestyle has been weighing heavy on my mind. I decided I would journal about my journey of getting my family to a healthier place by creating this blog series, Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle.
I am excited to document my journey about getting my family to a healthier lifestyle. I want to begin by acknowledging the fact that I am not a health expert, but I do know that there are healthier choices that my family could be making and using in our daily routine.
First up, I wanted to talk about choosing more health conscious products for my family, especially our kids. For the most part, I know how to live a healthy lifestyle: choose the right/clean foods to eat, work out several times each week, don’t drink too much alcohol, smoke, or do drugs. One place where I fall short is knowing what products I use on myself, my child, and are in my home. Since Tanner was born, I have become MUCH more aware of harmful products in our home. It shocked me to recently learn that the US has not created new federal laws to regulate personal care products since 1938.
One of my new favorite lines for baby products and make up is Beautycounter. A friend who is a rep introduced me to the healthy beauty line. The belief behind Beautycounter is that products can be beautiful, effective, and safer. Not only am I extra careful of what products that I use on Tanner because I want him to grow strong and keep him safe, but Tanner also has sensitive skin and eczema. Before I started using Beautycounter products on Tanner, I used The Honest Company and Burt’s Bees products. Little did I know that the lavender scented Honest products were actually making his eczema worse. My pediatrician let me know products that contain lavender tend to dry out a baby’s skin.
Tanner’s eczema has rarely flared up since using Beautycounter’s baby products. My favorite one is definitely the Baby Soothing Oil. I replaced Tanner’s after-the-bath lotion with the oil. It is not too greasy and moisturizes his skin way better than any other lotions that we have tried. I have been using their matte bronzer for myself and love it! It lasts all day without leaving my face feeling greasy. One thing that I admire about beautycounter, when I look at the ingredients there is not a list of 100 and most ingredients I recognize the name. If you do not know what something is in one of the products that you use daily, I encourage you to google it and check it out. The truth is, I am not a huge beauty junkie, but I do really appreciate high-end, healthy products.
I like to splurge when I find a product that I truly believe in. I am grateful that Jamie showed me these products and if you have any questions about Beautycounter, please don’t hesitate to contact her. Beautycounter’s Welcome Baby Gift Set would make an awesome gift for any mama-to-be! If you were anything like me, I highly encourage you to start looking at the products you use in your home. I have even switched to safer cleaning products for my family. I can’t wait to continue this series and tell you about the other changes we are making around here! Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram to stay up to date @dccold. What are some of your favorite healthy beauty and home products?
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