So why did I do this issue?


Today I read an article in The Age about why women are getting far more cosmetic surgery than ever before (for reference you can read it here).

Modern social pressures like selfies on social media; the Kardashians (ugh) and the constant pursuit of perfection in beauty all drive this new trend in cosmetic surgery in under 30s. Young women are getting their lips plumped, preventative Botox (which I call BS on) and fillers to distort their (already beautiful) looks to look like reality tv stars. Of course I also find this disturbing and unnecessary (since when was it as trend to look like everyone else?!).

There is a happy middle ground without going to extremes and still have treatments to make you feel good about yourself. If you were wondering why I’ve published an issue dedicated to cosmeceutical and professional skin care, along side natural cosmetics, there is a place for both. No, I haven’t gone mad or lost myself in beauty therapist land. There are plenty of viable products and treatments out there from the organic variety to the more botanical end that will help improve how you look. It’s all about your preference and what you feel comfortable with. If you strongly believe in all things organic that’s great and there are awesome options out there getting better and better. If you’ve come from the dermatologist’s office and are getting into more natural skin care to match your wellness routine there are also toxic free (free of petrochemical) skin care options available as well. Where ever you sit on the scale there’s something for you.

And that’s great news! It means choice. Gone are the days where natural beauty meant growing out your under arm hair and only using patchouli oil on your face. Natural beauty is sexy now! Advancements in organic and toxic free skin care mean we can have our products and (almost) eat them too. More good news is also, there are viable laser and LED light treatments out there that are non invasive and toxic free for skin rejuvenation. If you have a condition on your skin that you find unsightly you have options, without have to reach for the Botox needle. You can read my professional treatment reviews this month here, here and here. As you can see there are a whole range of options from the dermal therapist to more holistic treatments which is inclusive of naturopathy and acupuncture. Remembering beauty is also an inside out job.

Natural don’t mean ugly.

If I can use my platform here to showcase this, I feel so much better than having people think they have to resort to injections and invasive surgery. Or worse, walk around feeling bad about themselves. Of course there is so much more to this side of the conversation and I also do my best to discuss body love and image in a positive light. I would love to create more resources around this topic, but that’s for another time.

So lets look at the spectrum together of what available and pick what suits you. It’s all good. I will continue to educate my market with my expertise the best way I can here on Natural Beauty Expert. I hope I bring you value and useable resources to make your natural beauty journey easy and enjoyable.

With love

Belinda.

Belinda Hughes

Editor of Natural Beauty Expert and a professional beauty therapist who is passionate about natural and organic beauty products. Belinda will help her followers navigate their way around what natural beauty is and the best way to get it. Expert advice combined with the hottest trends.

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