It turns out that skin is the largest organ in the human body and absorbs everything you apply on it. On average, a person rubs, sprays and slathers 9 skin care products on his or her skin every day, with over 100 unique chemical ingredients. And since your skin is absorbent by nature, it absorbs all the chemicals to which you regularly expose yourself. This could result in unwanted medical issues or other irritations.
Why, you ask? Because the vast majority of skincare products include synthetic ingredients like SLS and Parabens, and these are known to cause irritation for some users and may cause long-term damage. Types of damage can include eye and skin irritations, respiratory stress, headaches, dizziness, dermatitis and immune system weakness. Therefore, it is important to analyze ingredients when selecting skincare products.
The good news is that you can opt for all natural skincare, which is better for not only your skin, but also for the environment.
With natural skincare methods and products, you can avoid the effects of chemicals present in mass-produced skincare items. And you might not know that many skin complaints (acne, wrinkles, etc.) can actually be caused or aggravated by the chemicals present in synthetic skincare items.
Natural skincare provides the following benefits:
1. Less chances of irritation
Natural skincare methods are based on processes that avoid skin irritation. For instance, individuals with excessive hair on their skin can utilize hard wax kit for removal of short coarse hair. Hard wax contains anti-inflammatory substances such as chlorophyll that calm and soothe skin while grabbing hold of the most stubborn follicles, lifting them out from the root, and leaving the skin in a smooth and silky state. The notable feature of hard wax is that it only adheres to the hair, not the skin.
That means there is a slim chance of irritations such as bumps and redness. Also, there’s less pain due to lack of contact with the skin. Overall, this method of hair removal is gentle on the skin and requires less force on the user’s end to pull the hair out. The wax itself is free of alcohol, which prevents it from breaking and hardening.
2. Less harm to the environment
Products made from synthetic ingredients have a negative impact on the environment. The production of heavy chemicals that goes into beauty and health products leads to the release of these chemicals in water and air, and other go down the drain after use. On the other hand, products that are manufactured organically require minimum use of chemicals, which means less harm is done to air and water.
Imagine the impact on your carbon footprint when you can contribute to the reduction of water contamination. You would also contribute to the reduction of emissions that come from manufacturing plans along with chemicals that put the natural environment at great risk. Organic skincare products rely on natural preservatives, such as grapefruit seeds, that won’t damage the environment.
3. No adverse effects
Products with natural ingredients are more compatible with the body. Many people worry that skincare products can modify the endocrine system’s functioning, and that’s becoming a reality with the side effects of artificial ingredients being discovered. However, natural ingredients don’t have any adverse effects on the body.
Natural products instead will promote optimal health. Organic creams, for example, contains antioxidants like vitamin C, kinetin, alpha-lipoic acid as well as flavonoids that all act as free-radical enemies that fight against skin ageing and degeneration to promote radiance and even glow.
What are your thoughts? Do you use organic skincare products? Feel free to leave comments.