26 Aug Why Use Organic
Okay, people it’s time to start paying attention to what you’re putting on your face. There are some really unhealthy things in the makeup products you use every day… and ingredients like phthalates (plasticizers) and parabens which have been linked to cancer, hormonal imbalances and skin problems.
Organic Skincare Benefits vs Traditional Products
Firstly, you are avoiding all the harmful chemicals that penetrate into your system through the skin. You know how efficient skin patches can work – well skin products also penetrate beneath the skin, along with any other chemicals used in the product.
In fact, some say putting chemicals on our skin or scalp may actually be worse than eating them. When you eat, enzymes in the saliva and stomach break down what’s ingested and flush it out of the body. However, chemicals on the skin are absorbed into the bloodstream without any filtering. Just imagine what the cumulative effects of long-term use may do.
With some of these skincare ingredients linked to cancers, allergies, neurological disorders and reproductive issues, it’s really time we started reading labels on everything we buy.
Secondly, not only are you avoiding chemicals but you are actually feeding the skin as nature intended. Nature put everything we need on this planet. Think how you usually find dock leaves growing close to stingy nettles – so the cure is next to the sting… very clever! Products that are close to nature are absorbed and tolerated by your skin so much better than any synthetic ones. Your skin will lap them up and will start to develop a healthy glow.
Beware of “Fragrance”
Also the synthetic fragrances found in most traditional products could have almost anything in them. As perfume is recognised as a ‘trade secret’ the manufacturers do not have to declare what they contain, all they need on the label is ‘fragrance’!….. This loophole is very concerning. Natural and organic products only use essential oils, they smell delicious and are far, far, better for you!
The processing and manufacturing of the organic products is also much cleaner and more earth friendly. Then, further down the chain the packaging is recyclable and also earth-friendly. What’s not to like?!
Organic Skincare Helps Our Planet
Thirdly using organic means we help contribute to a cleaner planet. It means higher levels of animal welfare, no GMO, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers, therefore we have more environmentally sustainable land and a more natural environment – this means more bees and wildlife!
You are choosing a better world as well as a healthier body when you choose organic.