Riddle us this.
If you have a choice between two options:
A: Freshly cut, organic, home-made vegetables that are grown with no preservatives, and have a shelf life of up to a week.
B: Vegetables are grown with preservatives and chemicals, sometimes injected with chemicals that give them brighter colours.
Which one will you choose? You would choose option A every time, right? If we are so careful about what we put in our bodies, then why do we neglect the outside part of our bodies?
Our skin. Unlike our digestive system which throws out any toxic waste from our body, our skin doesn't have any filter. In fact, 60% of the chemicals we put on our skin are absorbed and they can enter our bloodstream. Why do we neglect our skin health and put harmful chemicals on top of it and call it skincare? Ironic, isn't it?
"60% of the chemicals we put on our skin are absorbed"
This is why it's better to use organic and natural skin care products that actually do more good than bad. Here are the top 3 reasons why natural skincare and haircare are better choices for your skin than chemical skincare products.
1. Better for your overall health.
Unlike chemical skincare products, natural skincare products are gentle on the skin. They don't irritate your skin as much as chemical skincare products do, plus you're less likely to have an allergic reaction to natural and organic skincare products.
Chemicals such as Paraben, Triclosan, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Hydroquinone, and Petrolatum are among the worst chemicals for your skin and also your scalp. And guess what? They are probably present in your skincare and haircare products. This is why you might experience irritation, flakiness, redness and even acne after using some of the chemically formulated products.
On the other hand, natural skincare products are loaded with natural skincare ingredients. They not only work gently but also work magic! Natural skincare products are formulated with ingredients such as:
Aloe Vera: Has anti-inflammatory properties, supports the production and release of collagen, and helps calm the skin.
Willow Bark: For skin- soothe irritated skin, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, clears pores and alleviates acne. For hair- Exfoliates the scalp, helps in removing dirt and product build-up from the scalp.
Tea Tree Oil: Help hair grow longer and thicker.
Blue Tansy: It's got antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Its most common use is to calm irritated skin, reduce heat, and relieve delicate or troubled skin.
Comparing these with chemically formulated products, which one do you think is the better deal? Take a real-life example: You might have a skincare routine, whether it's a 14-step routine or just cleansing and moisturising.
The point is that you probably use a face wash, most likely a chemical face wash to cleanse your face. This is okay, using a face wash that is formulated with chemicals is okay as long as it's a wash-off treatment. But the real problem arises when the product needs to stay on your face for a specific amount of time, like a moisturizer, face mask, or sunscreen.
Take for example a face mask. A face mask needs to sit on your face for anywhere between 5 - 30 minutes. In this short period, chemicals from the chemically produced product start to get absorbed by your skin cells through the hundreds of pores on your skin.
These chemicals then enter your bloodstream and cause reactions, trigger allergies, and disturb your hormones. In conclusion, there is more harm than good, and it's not like they are cheap. You pay a heavy price both times while purchasing it and also after using it. While on the other hand naturally produced skincare products are 100% safe for your skin.
Ingredients like Tulsi, Aloe vera, Charcoal, and Willow Bark are extremely blissful for the skin. They not only provide care but also do what they are meant to do.
2. More affordable than chemically formulated products.
Isn't it weird how companies that sell so-called "skincare" products that they claim will work wonders for our skin, are packed with chemicals that are the worst thing to put on our skin? And then they have the audacity to price it at 100$ as their cheapest product? 100$ for what? To ruin our skin with parabens, sulfates, or formaldehyde? This is why going down the natural lane is better. Better for your skin. Better for your scalp.
Natural Skincare products do justice to our hard-earned money as they are not only affordable but also work! Plus, the products are made without torturing animals.
3. You indirectly help the environment.
Ever since the world has learned about the things we humans have done to our only planet, everyone is trying to contribute their share in trying to save it. But, not everyone is privileged enough to contribute directly towards this.
So what if there was a way to indirectly contribute to our planet? There is. And it is by supporting brands that somehow contribute to this movement. And one of the ways is by investing in brands that produce products directly from mother nature.
You see, chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, Parabens, Triclosan, Fragrance and sulfates are extremely harmful to the environment. When these chemicals enter water bodies they not only corrupt the water but also disturb the aquatic life present in it. On the other hand, naturally formulated skincare products don't do any harm to the environment, as they are natural and a part of our environment.
By supporting brands that produce natural products you contribute directly to helping mother nature. Isn't that wonderful? This is why we believe everyone should switch to natural products. Let us know what you think. We would love to hear your opinions on it.