Why Choose Natural or Organic Skin and Body Care Products?
Posted on October 01 2022
NATURAL BEAUTY IS HEALTHY BEAUTY
Research has shown that up to 60% of what we apply to our skin may be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Understanding how the skin functions reveals concerns about the possible long-term effects caused by the combination of chemicals used in many skin and body care products.
These chemicals are used for a number of reasons but mostly as preservatives, colourings, fragrances, and texture enhancers.
Natural and organic products are formulated with ingredients from natural sources, such as plants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc. without any chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Consumers should pay careful attention to what they use on their skin.
The skin literally holds us together. It is our protective layer that keeps the organs of our body safe.
One of the amazing qualities of our skin is its elasticity, which gives it the ability to stretch as we change and grow. Think about the importance of proper skin care to maintain this natural elasticity..?
Most people give little consideration to their skin until a problem surfaces. We all start out with young, soft skin.
The first problems appear in adolescence, usually through breakouts, due to ever changing hormones and over active sebaceous glands.
Then, throughout life, we are constantly exposed to damaging elements, such as sun exposure, chemicals in the environment, as well as in our household and skin care products.
Alcohol, cigarettes, and weather conditions all damage the skin, taking away its natural Hydration and oils, forcing it to work harder to maintain its elasticity.
As we age, most of us target our face as our main concern, because it usually starts showing the first signs of the ageing process.
So, we then spend our money and time trying to reverse the damage. Our skin is our largest living, breathing organ, and it all needs nourishment.
Hydration is essential, and as we age, the use of creams rich in natural oils will help your skin absorb moisture and keep it more subtle as we age.
Most of the skin care products that you buy in the store contain harsh chemicals that actually rob the skin of essential oils.
These chemicals remove the dead skin cells, exposing new skin, which feels soft and smooth. So, you think the product is moisturising your skin, when, in fact, it is stripping it of the very oils that absorb moisture and hydrate.
It is a temporary feeling, and has actually left you more vulnerable to skin damage than if you didn't use anything at all.
If you are serious about maintaining healthy, young looking skin, stick to the products that are all natural.. Beware though, as not all products that claim to be natural are really "ALL" natural. They may contain some natural ingredients, but read the label carefully.