Life as most of us know it is super busy between jobs, household chores, family functions, social activities, and so much more. Often taking time to take care of you just doesn’t happen.
I’m sure I’m not the only person that has dealt with hormonal imbalances, mood swings, acne, and most devastating of them all, infertility. I apologize in advance as this is might be a little TMI, but I’m very passionate about sharing this information with others, given my personal experience. Shortly after graduating from college, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), also known as the “silent killer” because it’s very difficult to diagnose. PCOS is a common hormonal imbalance that causes a great deal of disruption in the menstrual cycle, prevents ovulation, and so often leads to several other ugly symptoms. After countless visits to several different doctors and specialists, I learned that PCOS was the reason for my thinning hair, cystic acne, and irregular periods. The typical solution is to go on birth control, which suppresses the overproduction of testosterone and estrogen and regulates cycles. It was very effective at treating most of the symptoms of PCOS… But this was just a band-aid, a temporary fix, and no one told me it would be a living nightmare getting off the pill when my husband and I were ready to start a family.
You may be wondering what PCOS and my personal problems have to do with Handcrafted Beauty…
More and more young girls and women are experiencing hormonal issues, irregular periods, weight gain, acne, and infertility than ever before!! What’s changed??? These health issues continue to become more widespread, and I’m confident it has everything to do with both diet and the ingredients used in our daily products. Most people don’t realize the impact your hormones have on how you look and feel. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it absorbs the products we use each day, which directly integrates into the body’s blood stream and other major organs. The harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances in the products we use wreak havoc on our hormones. This is the reason I began choosing all-natural products and became much more conscious about my diet. Choosing all-natural skin care products is not going to resolve all your problems and restore complete balance to your hormones, but it is a fantastic start to a healthier lifestyle. There are many things we’re exposed to each day that are out of our control, but we can control what products we put on our face and body and the food we eat. This is why we should always research the ingredients in the products we use…If not for ourselves, at least for our children. All-natural products are designed to work with your body to provide the nourishment your skin desperately needs.
For me, the hardest part is consistency with diet, especially with how crazy busy life can be. However, I will say when I avoid processed food, choose raw, organic foods, and use products that are all-natural, I absolutely notice a difference!! It doesn’t take long before you begin to look and feel better!
Handcrafted Beauty is proud to make products we can honestly say are 100% natural and effective. I’m over fancy packaging, big marketing campaigns, and toxic products that may or may not deliver results. I choose natural, and I hope you do too!
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions! We’re passionate about what we do!