Why Organic Skincare?
Have you noticed how many skin-care and beauty products now say “for sensitive skin?” Have you ever wondered why that is? It is because of all the chemicals they put into the products. You may not even realize that those products absorb into your skin and are inhaled into your lungs, thereby entering your bloodstream. This is why more and more people are turning to organic skincare. Organic means all natural ingredients; these ingredients are farmed and not made in a lab.
You do need to be careful however, make sure to read the ingredient list because some products that say organic do have chemicals added to them. Non-organic products are made from synthetic or petroleum-based. Organic products enhance your skins ability to heal and regenerate on its own.
What Ingredients to Look for in Organic Skincare
Some organic products to use are:
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Potassium sorbate
- Sorbic acid
- Vitamin E (tocopherol)
- Vitamin A (retinyl)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Plant alcohols
- Plant oils
- Essential oils
There are many more items available, that are organic and do wonders for your skin. A simple internet search will reveal thousands of recipes for do-it-yourself and make-at-home organic skincare recipes that involve food and other non-chemical items you already have in your home or you can find at your local grocers.
I have personally used some of the make-at-home facial peels and masks and they have been very worthwhile and done exactly what they were supposed to. One thing I have noticed is how much softer and rejuvenated my skin feels and looks after using my hand made organic skincare.
There are both synthetic and natural versions of emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, surfactants, and preservatives. The synthetic ones, as you can imagine do damage to the inside and outside of our bodies over time.
Your best course of action is to learn how to read a product label and learn what the ingredients are and what they do to your body. I understand that this may take time, and you may be wondering why it is so importance, but also consider what you would do if you got cancer and one of your skincare or beauty products had caused it. You would be researching cures and wishing you had taken the time and be proactive about your health. Am I right?
Disease ramifications is probably the main reason organic skincare came about, along with the green-living concept that is now in full swing. People finally started realizing that we were destroying our bodies and our planet and some of those people even took matters into their own hands and decided to make a difference. Just think, if we had known years ago that the chemicals in our sodas, foods, cleaning products, skincare products, beauty products and, in some instances, the air we breath was going to cause cancer and so many other outrageous diseases would we have ever begun to use them? We may not be able to go back in time and change our history, but we can certainly start to change our future and that of generations to come. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming, “I’m going to save the world” effort. It can be a simple, I am going to be conscious of what I put in and on my body.
How amazing is that? By simply switching to organic skincare, which is the use of all-natural ingredients rather than chemicals, we can change the world. Not only are we saving the world, we are saving ourselves and probably some money at the same time.