The Importance of Using Natural and Organic Skincare, and Beauty Products.
Several dermatologists believe that your skin often reveals clues about the current state of your overall health. An unhealthy skin may be the result of a poor diet, or a stressful daily routine, not consuming adequate amounts of water, not getting enough sleep etc.
Whatever your skin concern may be, acne, pimples, dark circles, dark spots, dry skin, oily skin etc; there is a product for that. While that is good news, the bad side to this is that most of the skin care products use chemicals and ingredients that may be harsh to the skin and may even cause more serious health concerns. For example, BHA and BHT are two skincare ingredients that are used in moisturizers. These chemicals are suspected to disrupt the endocrine system and may even cause cancer.
And that is just talking about two chemicals. There may be several in just one skin product which can actually do more harm than good. One quick way in determining which is the right product for you, is to always check the ingredients list of the product and lookout for any harmful chemicals listed there.
The skin is the largest organ of the entire body and whatever you put on it, gets absorbed into it. Research suggests that the rate at which your skin may absorb a chemical, is about three times faster than water. Precisely why it is important that you use natural and organic skin care products, so that whatever gets absorbed into the skin, is free from toxicity.
Natural and organic skin care products are safer to use because they are made of ingredients which are either extracted from the plants or the ingredients that are naturally occurring. No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides are used for growing these ingredients which explains why they are safer. However, if you are still skeptical of using natural and organic skin care products that are available on the market, you can grow some of them in your own backyard. For example, Aloe vera is a plant and its gel is used in probably every other, if not every, skin product. You can grow some of it in a plant plot and directly take some from the plant itself and use it. It would be one hundred percent natural and having zero chemicals and you would get a brighter, clearer skin. Ingredients lying in your kitchen, like olive oil, honey, milk, coconut oil etc can also be made part of your natural skin care regime without having to worry about chemicals.