Green_Skin_Routine_1It's not always easy being green. It seems no matter where we turn, there is a new skin care product being pushed in our faces. While most claim they are the greatest and most organic, it's hard to know if we can really believe them.

If you're trying to start a truly natural skin care regimen, but aren't sure where to begin, here are a few quick tips to get you started. 

Simplify: Product lines have a plethora of items they swear by. But if you follow their promised-to-work methods, you'll be slathering on 10 or more products a day! 

The best advice to use when caring for your skin is to keep it simple. A basic cleanser and moisturizer is all you need to keep your skin in tip-top condition. And don't forget the sunscreen for every day environmental protection.

"Natural" vs. Natural: Sure the label may say it's natural, but that doesn't mean it really is. Be sure to brush up on your skin care vocabulary before buying and using products. Labels are tricky and you may easily be fooled by words like "all-natural".

No Fragrance: Are the words "fragrance" or "parfum" listed on the back of your skin care bottle? If so, toss it in the trash and back away slowly. Artificial fragrances, which frequently contain phthalates can trigger allergic reactions and other health problems. Play it safe and always go the fragrance-free route.

DIY: More often than not, ingredient labels are more confusing than helpful. When it comes to knowing exactly what's in your skin care products, the best thing to do is make your own! Not only will you save money, but you also won't have to worry that you misread a label and fell off the green wagon. 

Be Healthy: If you're like many others out there, you'd prefer the quick fix of a pill or product to enhance your health and beauty. In actuality, the best trick to looking and feeling your best is to just be healthy. Drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet is a straight shot to great skin. (Not to mention all of those other amazing benefits!)

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