When deciding on skincare products, there are a million different questions you probably ask yourself. Will this suit dry skin? Do I need to use oils? Is this fragrance free? One thing you should always consider is, “is this product natural?”.
Natural skincare products are getting more and more popular in the beauty community, and for good reason! Many natural brands not only tout claims that their product is gentle and skin-friendly, they also are packed full of good-for-you ingredients.
Making the switch to natural skincare is one of the best things you can do for your body. Many non-naturally sourced skincare products contain carcinogens, irritants, and even drying ingredients that can leave your skin uncomfortable and irritated.
Most natural products are much more gentle and work with your body to treat the root of skincare issues instead of just masking the symptoms. Instead of just sticking a bandaid on a problem you are taking it head on.
A scary amount of harmful chemicals are often snuck into non-naturally derived skincare products. From parabens, known causes of breast tumors and other serious issues, and phthalates, which disrupt the endocrine system, to formaldehyde and sodium lauryl sulfate, you can find some pretty damaging contents when you do a bit of research.
Formaldehyde, for example, is used to preserve products. It is also known to be a pretty harsh carcinogen and is actually used in embalming bodies before burial.
Another chemical, Toluene, is a byproduct of petroleum. This is often found in hair care products but has had a bit of crossover into skincare. Toluene is able to dissolve paint and can cause respiratory issues and damage to unborn babies.
Triclosan is known to interrupt the thyroid and reproductive hormones of both males and females while also enhancing the risk for breast cancer and, less severely, causing skin irritation.
If you suffer from sensitive skin, natural skincare is definitely an option to consider. The aforementioned damaging chemicals can cause some nasty reactions in even the toughest skin types and can be detrimental to the health of delicate epidermises.
Ingredients like oatmeal and nourishing oils replace chemical exfoliants and drying alcohols, allowing skin to feel healthy and remain soft and supple.
Bentonite clay and dead sea minerals purify the skin and draw blackheads out. There is a natural option available for almost any skincare woe, no matter how dry or oily you may be! You do not have to rely on man made chemical blends, mother nature is on your side!