Your skin is the largest living, breathing organ on your body. Up to 60% of what you apply on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, which then gets circulated around your whole body. But if you knew what toxins unnatural skin care products contained, you would think twice before you use it. So it's no surprise to see more and more people switching to natural skin care products. If you're still using unnatural products, it's time to reconsider. Read on to learn the 7 benefits of natural skin care products to see how they can be better for you. 1. Unnatural skin care products contain harmful ingredients Pick up a bottle of any unnatural skin care product and read its ingredients label. How many ingredients can you actually recognise? Unnatural skin care products contain synthetic, man-made chemicals such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, laureth sulphate, and toxins that could be residues of pesticides. Studies have also found that they can contain mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, and other chemicals that, with long term use, can cause skin irritation, hormone imbalance, organ toxicity, and even cancer. 2. Natural skin care products are made of natural ingredients Now read the ingredients label of any natural skin care product. You'd probably recognize most, if not all of the items there. Certified natural products are derived from plants and other naturally occurring ingredients. More importantly, those natural ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other additives or chemicals. With that, you can be sure your skin and body absorb only real, natural ingredients that aren't harmful. 3. Natural products are non-allergenic Without harsh chemicals, natural skin care products are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammations or irritations. If an allergic reaction does occur with the use of natural products, it would most likely be due to a natural ingredient (such as peanuts or strawberries), which would be easier to identify. 4. Natural skin care products work better Plants grown organically are found to contain a higher level of vital antioxidant vitamins than non-organic plants. Because they are grown without herbicides and pesticides, their organic ingredients are also free from that contamination, which means the same for your skin and body. Dalli Skin Care sources plant oils and other plant derived ingredients from organic farmers. Moreover, up to 95% of a natural skin care product's contents are active ingredients. Active ingredients are the ingredients that does the actual work for your skin. In synthetic skin care products, on the other hand, active ingredients only make up 5 to 10% of its contents. 5. Going natural is better for your skin The synthetic ingredients found in unnatural products may be fast acting, but they are also invasive, causing harm that cannot be seen. With prolonged use, these chemicals may damage and weaken your skin as your body tries to cope with these foreign substances. As a result, oxygen exchange to the skin is reduced, causing premature aging and increased risk of developing sunspots. Using natural, organic skin care products, though, ensure that you get the real nutritional benefits from its ingredients. Natural organic ingredients such as rose-hip oil, ylang-ylang, frankincense, aloe vera, and lanolin, for example, are known to soothe, nourish, moisturise and promote smooth skin.
6. You're supporting cruelty-free skin care products The beauty industry has received backlash for conducting animal testing for their products to ensure that they are safe for human use. Natural products don't need to, because, with natural ingredients, they're safe and harmless! When you buy natural skin care products, you are buying cruelty-free skin care products and also supporting the move towards abolishing animal testing in the industry. 7. You're helping to preserve the environment Because organic products use naturally grown ingredients that are free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers, they don't leave a harmful footprint on the planet, particularly the soil, water, and air. Organic farming is also better for wildlife, causes lower pollution from pesticide and fertilizer sprays, and produces less carbon dioxide and less dangerous wastes. By using natural skin care products, you're helping to minimise your environmental impact and support the sustainability of our environment. I hope this has helped you understand the benefits of natural skin care products and how they're better for your skin and health. Better yet, going natural is sustainable and better for the environment, too. So invest in your health today and make the change to natural skin care products if you haven't already done so.