If you are someone who buys organic food then you are helping yourself and your family to live healthier lives. What you may not know is that organic does not just apply to what you put into your body but also what you put on the outside of it.
Organic skin care is becoming more and more popular and significant all of the time as both customers and manufacturers alike become more conscious and environmentally aware of what ingredients are good and what ingredients are bad for them.
You may have heard of the term “organic skin care” and wonder what it is all about. How is organic skin care equated to natural skin care? The answer is a very simple one. A skin care product that is organic is one where the raw ingredients that make it up such as oils, plant extracts and waxes have not been treated with any type of chemical or pesticide.
This is where organic skin care and organic food are very similar. A series of tests must be conducted to guarantee that a plant is pure. This is necessary for the product to be given organic status from the start of production to the end. The process is rigorous and must meet the high standards that are set for it.
The Products You Use May be Detrimental to Your Health:
It has been estimated that the average individual (this includes both males and females) uses 20 or more skin care, beauty and personal hygiene products in the course of a day (day after day after day). These include such things as soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, hair spray, cleanser, toner, moisturizer, body wash, shave gel (or shaving cream), body lotion, cologne or perfume, cosmetics, nail polish, etc.
The products you apply to your face, body and hair are absorbed into your skin.
Some of the chemicals from these products can build up in the body over time. At present it is not entirely clear at what level these chemicals can become toxic to the body. As well, scientists do not know how the chemicals from skin care products will react with DNA and to what extent they can cause health problems to occur. What we do know is that all of those products when used on a steady basis are doing SOMETHING to the body.
When you stop for a minute to think about all of the products you use every day you may feel overwhelmed by it. What this amounts to is that every individual is absorbing an abundant supply of chemicals on a daily basis. The solution to this is to switch to milder and more natural skin care products that are organic and do not cause damage to the skin or to the human body in general.
Add Organic Skin Care to Your Shopping List:
If you take the time to look you will discover that many stores are stocking their shelves with healthier non-synthetic and non-chemical products. Always read the ingredients listed on the products very carefully. Look for natural products listed as ingredients on the labels. Steer clear of products that list any type of parabens on the ingredients list, such as propylparaben and methylparaben. In the same way, avoid products that contain petrochemicals, sulphates, propylene glycol and urea (such as imidazolidinyl urea).
Look for products that use natural preservatives instead such as tea tree oil. It is also wise to look for products that contain a combination of essential oils such as lavender, lemon, sandalwood, sage, rose and rosemary. Other natural preservatives to look for include honey and grape seed extract.
While organic skin care products do tend to be a little more expensive than other skin care products they will do your skin and your body good both in the short-term as well as the long-term. Choose organic every time and you will not go wrong!