10 Seemingly Necessary Beauty Products We Don’t Need


The advertising industry are experts at creating need and selling us items that are either completely useless or can be substituted for something that costs a fraction of the price. Most of us have bathrooms that are filled with lotions, potions and jars of sweet-smelling creams that do little more than make us feel better after applying them. The following items are all products that you can almost certainly live without.

1. Shower Gel

Most people prefer the feeling of shower gel to soap as it leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. However, most shower gels contain harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and diethanolamine that are all absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to the brain and other organs. Moreover, harsh chemicals can cause itching, extreme dryness and redness. A lot of people nowadays are allergic to these beauty products.

Natural soaps made from olive oil are far more healthy and economical. After a while your skin will adjust to using soap and will not feel so dry after a shower. If you want to alleviate the process and pamper your skin, add a few drops of any essential oil to your sponge. As a bonus, you will get a marvelous odor afterward. However, if you feel you cannot refuse this luxury invention, I will share the recipe of DIY shower gel. Take a bar of baby soap and grate it. Then melt the mass on a steam bath, add in some milk and water. Adding other ingredients will create the shower gel you need. If you wish scrubbing effect, then consider adding 2 tablespoons of ground coffee. For nourishing treatment pour 50 grams of olive oil or honey. Enjoy the experiment!