TIp of the Week: Beauty Hack

As I realise that summer is coming to an end, I start to reflect on all of the great experiences I’ve had in 2015! I’ve also made the revelation about all the great tips that I’ve been keeping secret! Okay, maybe not keeping a secret but just oblivious that some of my summer rituals are actually beauty hack GOLD! Or worth a try in my opinion. If you didn’t know, I’m a bit of a health nut. I try to eat as clean as I can and I try not to drench myself in toxic chemicals. I struggle between being super strict and lazy! I want to be the healthiest person I can be but some days its just WAY easier to go to the drugstore and pick up whatever I can get my hands on. This hack, however, is super simple. I recently became aware that most sunscreens are toxic and chock full o’ chemicals. NOT COOL. So I went on EWG*, a non-profit organization dedicated to educate people on the cleanest produce and consumer products, and looked up clean sunscreens. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to all of the great sunscreens this website recommends but I was shocked to find out that banana boat was one of the most toxic products available! I’ve been using banana boat for years! My favorite product was ALWAYS their tanning oil SPF 4. I did some more research on safer alternatives and came across using coconut oil! TA DAAAAAAAAA!! The answer to my prayers! It naturally deflects some of the suns rays and works just as well as any other tanning oil I’ve ever used. Not to mention that it’s extremely moisturizing so that my legs feel silky smooth after the beach and not like sand paper. It’s perfect for summer and it makes you smell good enough to eat! So go to your grocery store and buy extra virgin organic coconut oil right away! You won’t be sorry!

If you get around to trying this hack, leave a comment! I’d love to hear your feed back!

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As always,

Happy Traveling

City Girl Riss

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