The skin is the largest organ in our body. It absorbs most of what it comes in contact with. The majority of store-bought beauty products have artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers that get absorbed through the skin’s pores right into the bloodstream. These products can cause a range of negative long-term health effects. Skin sensitivity, allergic reactions, hormonal imbalances… the list of side effects and reactions to these chemical ingredients is long and scary. Not to mention the negative impact the production and the waste of these products have on the environment.
Today I am sharing with you 8 reasons why to start switching to green skin care:
Natural and organic skin care products are made from clean and pure ingredients. The ingredients come mostly from flowers, plants, fruits, and seeds extracts.
Natural and organic skin care products are free from SLS, parabens, petroleum-derived products, and other synthetic ingredients.
By using natural cosmetics, you reduce the chances of having skin irritations. Products with chemicals and other synthetic ingredients in them such as Benzoyl Peroxide often leave skin feeling dry, red and sore.
Before the ‘safe’ chemicals were discovered people were putting natural ingredients in their skin. Many ingredients that are included in modern organic skincare products have been used for centuries, developed from ancient remedies that have been known for their incredible benefits for the skin.
Most of the natural and organic skin care products are cruelty-free. This means that the products are not tested on animals. Not all cosmetics are vegan. Some brands use bee wax and honey. Check the labels on the packaging for more information.
Kinder To The Environment
Skincare products that contain chemicals can have a very damaging impact on the environment. The manufacturing of chemicals for skin care products puts those chemicals, and many more, into the air and water.
Cheaper On The Long Term
Organic and natural skincare products are very cost effective when compared to their non-natural alternatives. Especially as the high quality of the ingredients means you can use less. And in the end, the product will last longer.
Regular skin care products may be cheaper, but you end up needing to use a lot of them. Putting layer after layer of moisturizer on as your skin still feels dry. Therefore having to buy more of it, and actually costing you more in the long run.
No Plastic Soup
Natural cosmetics don’t have microplastics.
Since I started reading about the side effects of the chemical ingredients on regular beauty products I rather not risk a chance for a health problem and I only use organic and natural beauty products. I buy them at nature shops like Holland & Barret or Ekoplaza.
Check my natural and organic skin care favorite products here. Do you use only natural and organic products as well? Let me know on the comments below.