Love your skin, make the switch
All of us, and that includes our kids, to some degree or another will understand that certain things are bad for us, like particular food stuffs or the quality of the air we breathe, it should be no different when it comes to what we put onto the surface of our bodies as ultimately these too will be absorbed into our system, so why change to natural skincare products in the first place?
Would you willingly put artificial chemicals into your food ? No… so why would you willingly put them onto your skin?
What goes onto your skin eventually goes in your body. If you slather chemical-filled soaps, lotions and creams over your skin, your body absorbs those chemicals. Chemicals such as , parabens, petroleum waxes and others, go straight into your body. I kid you not and to make matters worse some chemicals in beauty products have never been tested for that use, so any potential health problems they can cause are virtually unknown.
Good Food and Skin Food
I was once told that the comparison between natural beauty products and traditional beauty products is best viewed through the eyes of a chef. Let’s face it, would Gordon Ramsey or Michel Roux Jr use sauce from a jar of spag bol or freeze dried chili flakes, food that is both good for your palette and your tummy is not based around artificial flavors or fake, processed foods. Not for these guys, it’s likely made of pure, fresh and simple ingredients. Natural Beauty products work the same way. So why change to natural skincare products? Better ingredients mean better results.
Myth’s & Marketing
The biggest myth, misconception or marketing smoke and mirrors about natural skincare is that it is less effective as mainstream products, the myth makers assume that powerful, “active” skincare needs to contain harsh chemicals such as alcohol, parabens and synthetic foaming agents … that is so not the case. Natural products and ingredients are just as potent, if not more so but in a way that’s kinder to your skin. Natural ingredients are just as effective as their chemical counterparts.
Why change to natural skincare products in the first place: Skin Types
In a nutshell, all skin types can benefit from switching to natural skincare, in an ever evolving market some natural products are being tailored for those who suffer from skin sensitivities. Irritations and sensitivities that are often triggered by the now familiar artificial ingredients. Moving to a natural skincare routine will cut the vast majority of common irritants from a skincare routine, reducing the risk of reactions and working to naturally heal and soothe skin sensitivities.
Why change to natural skincare products in the first place: Healthy Skin
The majority traditional skincare products pushed along as an “acne cure” contain sulphates and other harsh chemicals that strip the skin of its natural oils. Ironically, acne itself is caused by an overproduction of oils which leads to clogged pores that then become infected with bacteria. These chemicals give oily skin an almost immediate “clean” feeling, but what these chemicals are actually doing, however, is stripping the skin of its precious natural oils- a protective layer that works to lock in moisture and keep out bacteria and free radicals. By stripping the skin of these oils we might be drying out the acne-causing oils, but we’re also drying out the oils our skin needs in order to function at its very healthiest. This kicks our body’s oil production into overdrive, a very expensive Catch 22.
Why change to natural skincare products in the first place: Wide Range
The availability of natural and organic products has grown and diversified to the point where line by line there is a choice, almost every step of your regular skincare routine has a natural alternative, including full-body products such as cleansers, serums and moisturisers. The truth is in fact the opposite to the myth. The biggest mistake most people make when transitioning into clean beauty is ignoring parts of their skincare routine, opting to only swap a specific product such as a cleanser, or moisturiser, for example.
When you consider how chemicals found in many mainstream skincare products are absorbed into your system, we realise just how dramatically our beauty choices can affect our overall health and well-being. Just like you nourish your body with organic food, your skin deserves care with organic beauty products.
With so many effective, accessible Certified-organic skincare products readily available today you can cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise your skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives.There are plenty of reasons to switch to organic and natural skincare – maybe you want to avoid toxins, or you want to make choices that are better for the planet – whatever your reason, it is a good enough one for us.