SWITCH TO ORGANIC SKIN CARE FOR A NATURAL LOOK
Skin is the body’s largest living organ, so it’s essential that we take care of it. Unfortunately, many personal care products on the market contain toxins and chemicals that suffocate the skin so that it can’t breathe properly. Chemicals are easily absorbed into the skin and can enter the bloodstream which can lead to a variety of conditions such as skin allergies and headaches.
Many people are now turning to organic skincare products, sourced from nature. They are full of beneficial antioxidants and moisturisers and as they are made from organic ingredients, they are grown and produced sustainably using the most advanced practices. And importantly, organic skincare products are not tested on animals.
Aficionados of organic skin care claim that they actually work better than their mainstream artificial counterparts. But how? Quite a number of chemical ingredients are used in non-organic skin care products for cheap filling and a quick fix, but they actually do your skin more harm than good. In the long-term, synthetic ingredients can cause irritation, sun sensitivity and, as with anything chemical, there is talk they can lead to cancer.
While organic skin care will not be a miracle overnight cure, it is actually changing your skin from the inside out, instead of just on the outside. It will also benefit your overall health and the health of the planet.
Natural products work with your skin to enhance its regenerative and healing properties, with the result being skin that not only looks radiant but feels radiant, too.
Here’s a list of some of the harmful ingredients to avoid when choosing skincare:
Sodium lauryl sulphate
Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben
Diazolidinyl urea and imidazolidinyl urea
Natural skincare products can assist in the anti-ageing process while nourishing the skin and keeping it healthy. Some of the best ingredients to look out for when buying natural skincare includes:
Essential oils – they get into the deep layers of the skin to hydrate, nourish and rejuvenate skin cells.
Vitamin A – this will moisturise the skin and scalp and enhance the skin’s elasticity.
Vitamin B – great for hair, skin and nails and can soothe dry skin.
Vitamin E – this will soften the skin and moisturise within the epidermis.
Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant, this can restore a smooth surface to skin showing signs of ageing.
Unrefined vegetable and nut oils – these are full of lipids, triglycerides, sterols and antioxidants and help restore barrier function.
Herbs and botanicals such as aloe vera, lavender oil and nettle.
Also keep an eye out for shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil and hemp oil, grapeseed extract, seaweed extract and pomegranate extract.