Without a doubt, the number of skincare products on the market can be overwhelming. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know what skincare products to prioritize or try first.
So we’re here to make things easy for you!
There’s a lot of buzz about natural skincare but is it truly all it’s cracked up to be? We’re here to say that yes, without a doubt, natural skincare is better.
Here are the reasons why!
1. They are better for the environment
Aside from being better for your skin, natural skincare is generally much better for the environment compared to skincare that is packed with artificial colours, fragrances, and preservatives.
If skincare products are sent to the landfill, those made with artificial ingredients generally take longer to break down, meaning their ingredients will leach into the water and soil. Over time, this can be harmful to wildlife, waterways, soil, and even humans if we ingest these chemicals over the long term.
Natural skincare will break down naturally, meaning less environmental impact, a happier planet, and even happier skin.
2. They provide your skin with essential nutrients
Skincare that isn’t natural will use synthetic ingredients, therefore they are made to resemble natural ingredients, but they do not provide the same amount of nutrients.
By using skincare that is completely natural, you will be able to take advantage of the variety of vitamins and minerals packed into natural products, including Vitamin E, C, D, alpha-hydroxy acid, and many others that your skin will love.
Over time, you’ll notice that your skin is happier, brighter, and reaping all the benefits that natural skin care has to offer.
3. It is less likely to be an irritant to your skin
As mentioned above, skincare that is made with artificial ingredients, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, and preservatives tend to be harsher for the skin, meaning those with sensitive skin are more likely to react to the ingredients or fragrances.
Those who tend to react to a variety of skin care products may notice that they have redness, itching, burning, or poor skin texture when they use artificial products. They may even experience dryness or excess oil production due to the harsh chemicals. This is likely due to an allergic reaction and can not only be embarrassing or scary but also painful.
If you’re worried about how your skin will react to a new product, it’s best to stick to a natural skin care product that will be gentle and forgiven to a wide variety of skin types.
4. They are better for you, internally and externally
We know we’re not supposed to ingest chemicals. So then why do we put them on our skin?
As the largest organ in our body, our skin is an important membrane that helps regulate what goes in and out of our bodies. Unfortunately, using skincare products with harsh chemicals can mean our skin is letting harsh chemicals inside our body, which may lead to negative effects on our health over time.
So not only is using natural skincare better for our skin, but it can mean better overall health and wellbeing.
5. It’s better quality and value
Sometimes you buy skincare, only for it to either irritate or do nothing beneficial for your skin. Then you just throw it away, wasting time, resources, and money with wasted products.
By prioritizing natural skincare, you know that what you are buying is high-quality, with ingredients that are guaranteed to be beneficial for your skin and overall health. With a short ingredient list, there are no unknowns to natural skincare and you can be confident in the products you are buying.
In the long run, you’re not only saving your skin but also saving yourself money.
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