Whenever you walk into the makeup department of any store, dozens of synthetic products bombard you, vying for your dollars and your trust.
Some may even claim they use natural ingredients to help you maintain a routine of natural skin care.
You've wanted to do what is best for your skin, and you have tried many different methods. But synthetic skin care products have done nothing to combat the worrisome wrinkles and the sandpaper abrasions of life.
You've heard people talk about natural skin care products before, but you just don't know any of the claims are true, or if those "natural" people are just trying to make a quick buck on scientifically unproven garbage.
We're here to set the record straight on natural skin care. Let's delve deep and explore six reasons why you should switch to natural skin care products.
You've probably heard the phrase, "Everything will kill you eventually." And, in a sense, this is true. If you wanted to completely avoid toxins, you would have to live in a hermetically sealed house and go out into the world like bubble boy.
But why would you intentionally expose yourself to toxins if you could help it?
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? Why would you increase your risk of that same insidious disease?
Truly natural skin care products do not have these soft plastics.
Cosmetics and skin care have had a long history of toxicity. Lead was a common ingredient in cosmetics and skin care ointments all the way up until the 19th century.
And, although humans figured out that lead was toxic (and made you a little crazy if you absorbed too much), they still persisted in using other toxic materials for skin beautification.
Here is a quick list of toxins you would avoid by using natural skin care products over synthetics:
Many skin care products use abrasive pads and chemicals to help you remove makeup from your skin and claim to exfoliate your skin.
This can lead to eczema and irritation. Instead use a natural exfoliant like our Micropolish Cleansing Exfoliator
Many soaps you buy off the shelf dry out your skin and some even have the risk of allergic reaction. Your face is sensitive and will produce extra oils if you dry it out too completely.
Instead of using soap on your face, use a natural cleanser. Some use honey and honey has many uses. It is a natural anti-microbial and mild antiseptic. Honey is also rich in iron, vitamin B, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Avoiding synthetics will not guarantee you will never have an allergic reaction to something. But skin care products that do use fragrances often use chemicals that cause allergic reactions.
Many natural skin care products use essential oils to produce their fragrances over possibly harmful chemicals.
Synthetic products may contain harmful chemicals in and of themselves, yet what many people don't realise is that their production also produces environmentally destructive chemicals.
Polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs were banned for use in cosmetics and other products in 1979, but the law doesn't address the by-products produced during manufacture and released into the environment.
These harmful by-products have been detected in the water, sediment, and air around manufacturing plants.
Join the skin care green movement and be a good citizen of the world.
You've probably seen those drug commercials on tv where the narrator warns you about harmful side-effects of the medication while a fuzzy, all-happy nature scene plays out before you.
Since the FDA does not test skin care products before they hit the shelves, there is no way to know exactly what the chemicals you are putting onto your skin will possibly do to you.
With natural skin care products such as our anti-aging creams, you are guaranteed that whatever you put on your skin is completely natural.
As with what you put in your body, what you should put on your body follows similar rules.
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body at eight pounds on average and around twenty-two square feet stretched out? We always think of it as just our outer appearance, but it really is just as essential to your survival as your heart or brain.
Your skin protects against disease, infection, harmful sun-rays, and other things. It also regulates body temperature and alerts your immune system to possible infections.
If you are conscious of your diet, you should be conscious of your skin care. With a good healthy diet, the adage is "the closer to the Earth the better." This means that the least processed, the more whole, the better. Whole grains and fresh foods.
The same is true for your skin. Natural oils and ingredients absorb better into the skin and produce few to no harmful side-effects as we talked about earlier.
Natural skin care is mostly about you. Whitening your skin naturally, enriching your body naturally. Despite all the pitfalls of the skin care world, you can know that natural alternatives exist for your benefit.
Know that your skin will reward you for taking care of it. It is not just your appearance and your face, but an intricate part of your whole body system, nourishing you, warning you of environmental dangers, and keeping you healthy at all hours of the day.
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