Your skin is the bodys largest organ and the first defense against harmful substances, toxins, infection, temperature and dehydration. Thats why its important to keep it fresh, so it can keep you healthy. Your skin protects you not only from the elements, it reflects your health condition, and whether you like it or not your age.
Skin is an organ, it breathes and it will absorb 60% of what we put on it. Think about how nicotine or birth control pills work. The truth about skin care is most skin care products on the market today contains many synthetic additives that not only weaken your natural defense but can cause skin irritations, rashes and allergies.
I had never bothered reading the ingredient list on labels of skin care products, and always thought that products that could be harmful would not be allowed to be sold in stores. After doing research, I found that many personal and home care products are a mixture of toxic chemicals that harm people and the environment.
Natural skin and body care products use simple, herbal ingredients, rather than synthetic substances that interfere with the bodys ability to heal. Using natural wisdom with pure essential oils as active ingredients gives many healing benefits to the skin. Essential oils improve circulation, eliminate toxins and regenerate the skin. Active plant ingredients are very dynamic and exhibit therapeutic effects. Plant oils are superior to petroleum oil, they help to fill and approach your skin.
For thousands of years, natural ingredients were used to treat a broad range of skin conditions. It has only been for the last hundred years or so that the man has used chemistry to change these ingredients, or worse, create chemicals that go into their products without fully understanding the short-term and long-term effects they can have on our bodies. The reason is that these chemicals are often cheaper, offer longer durability and can be patented.
So why should a person use natural skin care products over synthetic products? And why do so many skin care products use these potentially hazardous ingredients? Parabens, mineral oil, paraffin, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, etc., etc., etc.
Lets compare the actual difference. During the mass production period, synthetic raw materials had an advantage, waxes, petroleum products, ie petroleum jelly, mineral oils and synthetic fats have a long shelf life of 3 or more years. Natural products usually have a shelf life of 1-2 years when using natural preservation systems and with normal or average use, the products should be used for up to 3 to 6 months. There are some skin care products that use natural or organic ingredients, but then continue using toxic chemicals and fillers to enhance the product, with synthetic preservatives, fragrances and emulsions.
Although this may be good for business, is it good for your skin? In order to answer this question, we will simply explain the differences and effects on the skin of natural ingredients and synthetic ingredients.
A prerequisite for successful cosmetic treatment is the ability of the product to promote healthy skin. Synthetic substances used in cosmetics today can have a negative or toxic effect on the skin with prolonged use. The body can not use these substances or can skin. These ingredients do not participate in any natural or healthy skin process. Natural products aim to maintain or restore skins natural functions. Natural products use active plant ingredients that are beneficial for regeneration of the skin, and are what the body needs to maintain the right balance.
So lets examine why natural vs synthetic skin care? Synthetic skin care products and ingredients can be harmful, counterproductive, negative, or have toxic effects in prolonged use. Chemicals are harmful to you and the environment, low-waste products or ingredients actually have no real benefits. They are not as effective. Strong perfumes, dyes, parabens, sulfates, chemicals and alcohols can irritate the skin and may also be toxic. The use of synthetic or artificial ingredients that covers or covers the skin affects the skins natural functions.
Natural skin care products and ingredients are environmentally friendly, good for us and sustainable. They contain no chemical enhancers, are more efficient, more economical, healthy and cruel free. Natural skin care products are fresh and with continued use have healing effects. Natural or organic ingredients are not treated with chemicals or pesticides.
The reality is that most people simply do not take time to investigate products and understand what ingredients are working and what ingredients are actually harmful to your skin. Ironically, it is usually the most costly skin care products that are most ineffective. With all the toxic products on the market today, natural and organic skin care offers a solution for healthy skin.