Hi everyone, it's me again!
Why organic skincare? I tend to get asked this question a lot. Well, why not? Skin is an investment, right?
What exactly is "organic skincare?" In my opinion, organic skincare is everything that you need and nothing that you don't. It means that we're using products that are made of plant derived ingredients & other naturally occurring ingredients - no pesticides, herbicides, GMO, etc .....
In other words, natural skincare products are BETTER FOR YOU and THEY WORK! I've honestly just jumped on the natural train and it's the best thing that I have done for my skin -- wouldn't want it any other way!
It's obvious that you want to do better with the health of your skin, because you're reading this post!
Here's a few reasons why natural is better!
1. 60% OF WHAT WE APPLY TO OUR SKIN GOES INTO OUR BLOODSTREAM.
With skin being the largest organ in our body, it's EXTREMELY important to familiarize ourselves with what goes on it. Think about it, if we're applying skincare products that are formulated with toxic chemicals to our body, those toxins are being absorbed directly into our system!
I've always been the person that neverrrrr looked at ingredient labels, it's not like I would understand any of the ingredients right? That, in itself, is honestly where the problem lies. If I can't pronounce the name of the ingredients, then why am I applying these products to my skin?
2. THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IS NOT VERY REGULATED.
In the United States, the beauty industry is extremely unregulated! While the EU has banned over 1,000 ingredients, the US has only banned 11 of those ingredients. Doesn't that seem sort of odd?
In my opinion, simply being AWARE is the first step into a healthier lifestyle. Some products claim to be "all natural," but are still filled with toxic ingredients. Be mindful of what you're applying to your skin - carefully read the ingredient labels! If you're unsure of something, it wouldn't hurt to do a little research!
Many mainstream skincare products are directly correlated to numerous illnesses & diseases - simply because of synthetic, low quality & preservative filled ingredients.
Here, I'll help you out a little ....
TRY TO AVOID INGREDIENTS WITH:
BENZOYL PEROXIDE | because it can be an eye, skin & respiratory irritant
PARABENS (methyl, butyl, ethyl, propyl) | because they're used as preservatives and are found in breast cancer & that's the last problem that we need!
FRAGRANCE | because the term "fragrance" is a trade secret, which means companies aren't required to disclose ingredients! How could they?!
trust me, there are many more ingredients to avoid ... those are just a few!
When searching for skincare products, try to find those with natural, pure & organic ingredients.
All in all, the road to healthier skin starts with YOU. The choice is no one else's, it's yours.