Organic skin care is becoming increasingly popular as organic foods and green products have become all the rage these days. While many choose organic products for consumption, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of choosing chemical free cosmetics and skin care products. Your skin is extremely absorbent so letting it soak up unnatural and unhealthy products is not healthy for your body in the long run. If you haven’t made the switch to organic skin care yet, here are five reasons you may want to change your beauty regiment today.
1. Organic products are all natural
There are no foreign or harmful ingredients in organic products. When you review the list of ingredients on the label there should be no chemicals or harsh toxins listed or the product is not truly organic.
2. Less chance of an allergic reaction
The harsh chemicals used in regular products often lead to skin irritation. Ingredients taken directly from nature do not produce these results as frequently. If you do for some reason have a reaction, it is typically much easier to figure out the source of the irritation since there are less ingredients and not the random assortment of hard-to-pronounce names.
3. Affordable pricing
While organic products are known for being on the more expensive side, with a little research you will find that there are products out there that are just as reasonably priced as the non-organic products. There are even organic skin care products that can be made at home, like using baking soda when bathing. Other popular at-home remedies include using tomato for oily skin and vinegar to cure athlete’s foot. Many of us have used organic remedies without even realizing it.
4. Better for the environment
It should be fairly obvious that anything made without chemicals will be better for the earth. Harsh soaps in normal products can kill animals and plant life once they are released back into the environment. Organic skin care products break down faster and contain ingredients that are not harmful to the environment. Also, many of these products do not get tested on animals.
5. Many work better than mainstream products
The most well known companies spend millions in marketing each year in an attempt to convince the public that their normal products work better, but this is not the case. A little online research can show you that there are natural versions of many of these products available.
If you are thinking about making the switch to organic, there couldn’t be a better time. More of these products are available than ever before which in turn has helped prices come down. Going organic has never been easier!
Patricia Martin is an advocate of organic skin care products as well as organic produce. She is also a contributing writer for naturalskinrescue.com.