This is a guest post contributed by Joey Lam, owner of Kanga Organics.
Every time I flip the pages of any fashion or beauty magazines, the advertisements scream out to me “buy me, try me, use me!” And believe it or not, I was actually a dupe for such adverts just eight months ago. Even now, these adverts still scream out to me, but I have more self restrain as I go by the organic set of rules for any skincare or makeup purchases. If the product advertised is not organic or even natural, I will only read the advert, and then turn the page without having second thoughts if I should pop by the stores to check them out.
Benefits of the organic ruling
This organic ruling has actually helped me save quite a substantial amount of money, not to mention time spent at these stores. At the same time, it has allowed me to be more aware of what goes onto my skin, and be conscious of what I’m buying is actually helping or contributing to global warming by supporting products that are not animal friendly or environmental friendly in its production process.
Product hopping and not finding something that help me
I used to be such a disloyal customer to any skincare brands I use, simply because there were so many advertisements to sway me from continuing with what I was using, and as a result I switched from brands to brands, one after another, and am always dissatisfied with what I’m using, and always on the lookout for more brands with more promises, only to get disappointed in the end that nothing I’ve tried seems to work for my skin’s problems.
Advertising claims and scams
The fact is most of the commercial advertisements claim their products to be able to deliver all the promises within days or weeks, only to entice one to make a single purchase to try them out. However, once you have tried, you may realized that it usually doesn’t work as claimed. But of course when confronted, the sales assistants will tell you that you will only see better results with continuous usage. So doesn’t this mean you will need to become a long term customer to see results? This for me simply smells of advertising scam, and I end up feeling cheated as a consumer.
Less advertising for organic skincare
On the contrary, you don’t really see that many organic skincare advertising. They tend to be more discreet in their promotional methods and let consumers who already know the benefits of using organic or are interested to read the ingredients, decide for themselves. But I do recognize that with the influx of so many new organic brands, this may change overtime and consumers may also find it increasingly harder to know which is the best.
Simple skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle works best
And now that I’ve gone organic, I realized that I only need to keep to a basic skincare routine that works the best for me, along with a healthy and happy lifestyle to have better skin glowing from within. I also found that lots of laughter also helps to lower stress hormones, thus helping skin’s ability to regenerate, and drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins to let skin glow works the best too.
Less overspending and less obsession with skincare
This mindset has helped save me from overspending on expensive skincare products and unnecessary products, and reduced my stress of wondering when my skin will get better after using any new particular product purchased. Without using so many products, I actually realized that my skin becomes better too.
So it is possible to rely on products you can afford within your means if you keep to a basic skincare routine that addresses what your skin only needs!