With all of the new trends in the way we eat and take care of our bodies, many people have switched to all natural and organic diets. Research has shown that these foods are much better for our bodies and gut health. Is the same true about skincare? Are organic and natural ingredients better for us? Stay tuned and we will explain the truth.
The Good and the Bad of Natural and Organic Ingredients
It is important to remember that there are many good and bad ingredients in skin care products and cosmetics. Just because something is natural, does not mean it is good for you and just because something is made in a lab, doesn't mean that it is bad for you. There is a lot to know about these terms when it comes to your skin and we hope to shed some light on them. One example that we like to use is that of macaroni and cheese. You found some organic macaroni and cheese and you say that it will be much better for you because it is organic. This product will still have the same amount of calories and carbs no matter how organic it is. The same generally goes with a lot of organic ingredients. You have to know exactly what you're getting yourself into first and that is why we are here to help.
There are many natural and organic ingredients that are rough and abrasive on the skin. Let's talk about fragrances. We all love the way they smell, but some of them, in large doses can be very harmful to your skin. Take essential oils, for example. We all love them and they seem to be taking the world by storm! Have you ever gotten one on your skin? It burns right? That is the thing about essential oils. They are pure and need to be mixed with a carrier oil or you will feel a lot of pain when they are applied directly to the skin.
There are some great natural and organic ingredients to look for in your skincare products. Ingredients like clay, chamomile, chocolate, oats, green tea, coconut oil,jojoba oil, mulberry, and evening primrose are all amazing for your skin. There are so many natural ingredients that we use at Swiss Botany that made this list too!
It is important to take care of our bodies and our skin, but it is also important to know that natural and organic ingredients are good for us, but there are some lab made ingredients that won't hurt us. Many of these are found in skin care products and it is good to educate yourself on what you should use and what you should stay away from. We will do our best to keep sharing our knowledge with these ingredients with you too.