I like to wear make-up, just a small amount, every day.
But the price we pay for beauty is more than skin deep: The average person uses ten different skin care products on his or her body every day--and since our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, we absorb the 130 or so chemicals we regularly expose ourselves to. Cosmetics companies maintain that these chemicals are safe, but, used every day, a little dab here and a quick spray there begins to add up. The fact is, no one really knows how certain chemicals affect us over time, or how they react in our bodies in combination.
One of these chemicals, benzophenoneis, which is linked to cancer, is used in cosmetics such as lip balm.
To make a totally natural alternative, slice the end of a beetroot (preferably organic) to expose the glossy red flesh. Cut a thin slice and dab/wipe the beetroot directly onto your lips. The colour is a natural ruby red and it’s so simple to do. Keep the rest of the beetroot in the fridge and do the same thing every day.
“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.” Tom Robbins.