The skin is more than our natural covering. It is more than the part that holds us together. It is the number one defence against external injuries and it is the largest breathing and living organ n the body. But in as much as the skin takes care of us, do we do our very best to take care of it and ensure that it is in the best of conditions? Well, if you are still using chemicals based skin products then the answer to that question is a resounding no. And in this day and age, where organic skin care products are no longer inferior but sophisticated and the better option, you need to re-evaluate the choices you make. To help you make that choice, the following are some of the reasons why you should prefer organic skin products to chemical and synthetic products.
On average, and given the fact that the skin is a living and breathing organ, it absorbs close to 60% of what we apply on it. These absorbed products then find their way into the bloodstream and are distributed to different parts of the body. This is the same principle that hormone and nicotine patches work on. Now considering that the average modern woman use close to 12 beauty products on a daily basis, she is exposed to close to 175 chemicals that are potentially harmful.
Many of the beauty products in the market contain various chemicals for various reasons – to give the product an appealing smell, to make them look good, to give them more shelf life and create more lather. However, in as much as they improve the product, some of these chemicals found in toiletries have carcinogenic properties, interfere with the hormonal levels, and irritate the skin as well as the eyes. As a matter of fact, some of the ingredients found in the beauty products are used in brake fluid, engine degreasers and anti-freeze!
If you are one of those people who suffer from allergies to some of the ingredients that are used in the beauty products, you are not the only one. As a matter of fact, studies show that every 3 out of 10 women are affected by this. And that is not all, the number is ever increasing by the day. More and more people suffering from skin related conditions are finding their ways to hospital to seek treatment.
Using organic and natural hair and skin products that are ecofriendly is the way to go. They not only protect your health but also the environment. For instance, the moment natural shampoos and shower gels are washed down the drain, the ingredients are easily broken down without harming the environment. In contrast, some of the ingredients that are found in beauty products cannot be broken down easily by the environment and your body. They therefore have adverse effects.
To live a healthy life free of skin related conditions, organic skin products are the way to go. They will preserve your health and in the long run your money.