Why You Should Use Natural Skin Care Products
From facial cleansers & scented lotions to different makeup products, people use around ten skincare products daily. That means your skin is probably exposed to hundreds or even thousands of ingredients. While most of these ingredients can help manage your skin issues and enhance your look, some are just plain toxic.
Pick up any non-organic skin care product and read the ingredients label. Can you recognise those ingredients? If you don’t recognise them, chances are neither will your body. Many of those skincare products contain Sodium Laureth Sulphate and other synthetic chemicals that can cause skin irritation & other serious health issues.
So we can’t blame you if you’re considering switching to all-natural or organic skin care products. If anything, we’d encourage you too! Here are the top reasons why you should use natural skin care products every day:
Natural skin care products are safer.
When you use some products that contain ingredients which are not natural to your arms or even moisturisers to your face, their ingredients can have a direct effect on your body’s natural processes. That’s because most of what you apply to your skin gets eventually absorbed into your bloodstream.
Certified organic skincare products are usually derived from plants & other naturally occurring ingredients. These include familiar-sounding ingredients like Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil & Dead Sea Salts. With such products, you can be sure that your skin—and your body— only absorb real & natural ingredients that don’t have adverse effects.
Organic skin care products work better.
Why is natural skincare better? Plants that are grown without the use of herbicides and other pesticides contain a higher level of antioxidants & nutrients than other plants. In turn, all-natural skin care products are rich in active ingredients that can improve skin conditions such as acne, premature skin ageing, uneven skin tone and more.
Some argue that the synthetic ingredients in non-organic skincare items are fast-acting. But that is not without a catch. Their ingredients may be fast-acting (hence, “active”), but they’re also invasive, causing bodily harm you can’t see.
Most all-natural products are non-allergenic.
One of the biggest issues with non-organic facial cleansers, moisturisers & other products is that they can cause allergic reactions. That’s especially true when you have sensitive skin. Some synthetic ingredients, like parabens, triclosan, petrochemicals & sulphates, may cause excessive swelling, redness or itchiness.
On the other hand, organic skin care products contain zero harsh chemicals. They are less likely to cause skin irritations, inflammations or allergic reactions. Still, you must be wary of the ingredients label if you’re allergic to certain food items, like strawberries & peanuts, as some all-natural skin care items can contain them.
They are cruelty-free products.
You might be surprised at how many popular skincare brands test their products on animals! But the good news is that natural skin care manufacturers don’t have to do that. Natural ingredients don’t have to be tested, as they are safe for everyone.
So when you switch to natural facial cleansers, body balms, moisturisers, toners or tan extenders, you’re essentially buying cruelty-free products. Best of all, you’re also supporting the movement towards abolishing brutal animal testing in the beauty industry.
They don’t leave a carbon footprint.
Why choose natural skin care products? Here’s another reason: they don’t have a harmful environmental impact. Since they come from naturally grown plants, they are free from fertilisers & other toxic chemicals and don’t leave a carbon footprint.
On the other hand, synthetic ingredients made in laboratories have the potential to harm the environment. Their residues can seep into the ground or natural water and may cause dire consequences for surrounding ecosystems. Also, the extraction of certain minerals for synthetic skincare products requires mining. Constant mining produces tons of pollution, leaving a negative carbon footprint on the planet.
You might think it’s minute, but by merely switching to organic skin care products, you’re contributing to minimising the beauty industry’s environmental impact.