By Khadija Dukes
Beingvegan is more than just a diet. It is to avoid ingredients and animal products in all aspects. There are actually a lot of animal products found in skincare, cosmetics and other beauty products. Some of them are the following:
Vegan skincare eliminates all animal-derived ingredients and so it is made from plants, animals as well as synthetic ingredients that are safe. Aside from being dairy-free, it also contains a lot of vegetables, which the skin will appreciate. Plant-based diets are low in fat and doesn’t have pore-clogging saturated fats which are found in products that are animal-derived. Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins and antioxidants which fight skin aging.
Zinc found in beans for example fights pimples and decreases inflammation and helps prevent redness and acne. Vegan diet along with vegan skincare is your ultimate weapon to have clearer and glowing skin from the inside out.
I am currently on a mission to find all-natural,vegan skincare products to incorporate into my daily skincare routine. I want to make my skincare and makeup products match my vegan diet, so I will be searching for products with pure, high-quality ingredients.
The products that I use for my vegan skincare are:
I so love the Banish Fighter Gel! It is literally a miracle in a bottle. I was hesitant at first because some of the ingredients are new to me but when I had a new pimple popping up, I bravely applied this, totally covering it. The next day, the inflammation magically decreased! I was so amazed and would recommend it to anyone. Works like magic for me.
I am a fan of pumpkin pie and fall and so this masque appealed to me right away. This is my go to product whenever I have a pimple before I discovered the Fighter Gel. I use this twice a week to exfoliate my skin. If you are on the sensitive type of skin, I recommend that you use the Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque as a spot treatment only. This has a tingling sensation once you apply it onto your skin, so it might be too harsh for you if you apply it on your entire face.
I have tried a couple of charcoal masks from different brands but I found the one from Banish, unique. With research, I found out that blackheads and whiteheads were also considered as active acne and so this Banish Activated Charcoal Clay Masque helped a lot. It is also a deadly combination, in a good way, with the pumpkin masque in fighting pimples.
This spray mist is my life-saver during summer or any hot day. I usually use this as the last step of my routine, after the masques. I would also use this to simply hydrate my skin whenever it feels dry and dull. I found out that the Banish Vitamin C Elixir has tea tree oil, which is a natural antimicrobial, which would help in preventing acne.
One of the products I have purchased is the Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask. At $8.99, this is a reasonably priced mask. Not to mention, the jar is huge! This one container will last me well over a year. The mask itself is just a powder and you can mix it with water, rose water, or apple cider vinegar. I mix mine with diluted apple cider vinegar to get the right consistency. This mask works wonders for acne and will quickly dry up your pimples. It also brings cysts to the surface so that they go away faster. As an added bonus, this mask makes your skin super soft, so this will definitely be one of my go-to masks.
In essence, this soap will most definitely dry up your pimples, so I will continue to use this as part of my daily routine.
What is your vegan skincare routine? Comment down below.