How Your Beauty Routine Can Help Empower Women
Here at R.E.M, we’re always striving to empower women. We want to help build confidence by providing products that let every woman’s natural beauty shine through; and as a female-founded company, we’re true believers in supporting other lady entrepreneurs.
The R.E.M Facial Hair Removal Spring was invented by two sisters who wanted an easier, quicker, more affordable way to remove facial hair. After experimenting with dozens of chemical-laden creams and painful, expensive treatments, they discovered a solution: a portable, simple-to-use tool that can remove embarrassing facial hair, naturally.
Supporting our fellow females is something that’s near and dear to our hearts, and when you choose products from companies that are run by women, your beauty routine can also help empower them. In addition to showing your allegiance, the demand creates more jobs, which can lead to the beginning of more ladies’ successful careers.
The good news is, it’s easy to lift other women up by supporting their businesses. Often, like in the case of the R.E.M founders, their dreams started with a need to solve a problem. Helping them, in turn, allows them to help others.
Not sure where to begin? You can start small. There are several sites where budding entrepreneurs can showcase their art. These online marketplaces not only give you the opportunity to buy from female-owned shops, you’re also supporting small business owners and helping their (or your own!) local economy.
Etsy is a wonderful resource for original, quality, handmade items at amazing prices. You can check out the vendors (and stick with the lady-run shops) in search of everything from leather goods, to food, to home decor, and beyond. It’s also an awesome place to find all kinds of natural skincare products so you can pamper yourself from head to toe.
Local Eclectic, is a jewelry-centric site that sells dreamy gems and metals made by independent crafters. You can search goods by artist, and unsurprisingly, the “Designers” drop-down list is heavily dominated by females - and their talent will blow you away!
This water-based vegetable is typically used to de-puff and lighten the delicate skin around eyes. But as it turns out, cucumbers can help you refresh your entire face! They contain vitamins to help reduce inflammation and redness, plus their cooling properties can relieve minor discomfort. You can place slices directly onto affected areas, or purée it and mix it with some plain yogurt to make a rejuvenating facial mask.
5. Coconut Oil
This anti-bacterial, anti-fungal oil can help beautify you inside and out, from head to toe. When it comes to skin, coconut oil can help heal irritation like burns and rashes, but it’s especially good at adding moisture to even your driest, flakiest parts.
6. Hair-Nix® 2-in-1 Natural Skin Soothing Gel
Our skin soothing gel does double duty by calming irritation and slowing hair regrowth.This all-natural, botanical formula is packed with skin soothers like aloe vera and vitamin E, plus it’s free from irritating parabens, petrochemicals, fragrances, oils and alcohol. Hair-Nix® 2-in-1 Natural Skin Soothing Gel is the perfect solution to calming skin following hair removal, plus you’ll be able to go longer between grooming sessions!