All right, all you naturally beautiful women who are taking care of your natural health and your natural beauty – choose your MM – Marilyn – Manson or Monroe???
They both wear a lot of makeup. They both look a lot better with that makeup on, don’t you think? And what about you? Are you a righteous sixties’ hippie who thinks natural is better and you’ll never even wear a bit of blush or a little lipstick?
I thought that way for many, many years but now as I strive to be a Healthy Senior Woman, I realize that looking my best means putting on a little blush, a little mascara and a little lipstick. And when I look in the mirror before and after, I have to say – after looks a little more like a Healthy Senior Woman should look!
The makeup industry is huge and it’s because so many of us believe we need a little help from our friends. $35 billion – the size of the cosmetics industry. 33% – personal care products that contain at least one ingredient that has been linked to cancer. And the ingredients that most of the makeup we use are scary – 77 percent of cosmetics you wash off contain paraben; 99% of sunscreens also contain paraben which has been linked to the development of breast cancer.
There are some companies who make a better product and care more about our natural health and our natural beauty – Avalon Organics, Dr. Bronner’s, Burt’s Bees, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Aveda and Tom’s of Maine. Go out of your way to purchase your cosmetics from companies that care and contribute not only to your own natural beauty but also to the continued beauty of Mother Earth.