Today so much time is spent on what we put into our bodies in terms of our diet. However, not enough time is spent on the products we are putting on our skin. It is just as important to consider the types of products you are putting in your bathroom as you do for the ingredients in your fridge. Below we will review some top benefits of using natural products in your skincare routine instead of products containing chemicals.
It lowers the risk of chemicals penetrating your skin
The skin acts as a barrier and prevents chemicals from getting inside your body. Although your skin does a reasonably good job of preventing chemicals from entering your bloodstream, there is a chance that some substances can get through. By using natural skincare products, you can rest easy; there are no chemicals in the products that could enter your bloodstream.
Natural skincare products are non-toxic
The ingredients in skincare products that are not natural contain man-made chemicals. Many of these chemicals can be harmful to your health and is an important reason to use natural skincare products instead. For example, parabens are chemicals in products that help increase the shelf life of these products. Parabens in the body can act like estrogen and increased levels of estrogen in the body have shown to lead to increased rates of cancer.
Natural skincare products are less harmful to the environment
There are so many non-natural skin products out there, such as shampoo and body washes that are harmful to the environment because they contain sulfates. Sulfates are made using petroleum which is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gases. Also, these sulfates are going from our sinks and our showers directly into our rivers and oceans, which is taking its toll on marine life and even can end up in the drinking water. Natural products contain no sulfates.
Natural skincare products are not cruel to animals
Skincare products that contain chemicals are often tested on animals, which can cause the animals a great deal of pain and suffering. There are many products out there that contain chemicals and claim not to test on animals. It is essential to realize that while the product itself was not tested on animals, the chemical ingredients that make up the products certainly were. The only way to know your skincare products are not hurting animals is to make sure they are chemical-free.
Natural products are gentler on the skin
Skincare products that contain chemicals can cause rashes, redness, and irritation. Natural products do not irritate the skin and will leave your skin feeling healthy and luxurious.