Why Use Natural Skincare
Are you wondering what all the fuss is about.
Why is there a sudden increase in the number of 'Natural' skin care products available.
Why is it discussed in the media so often these days.
If it is so good, why isn't everyone using it.
There are any number of questions which are being asked (or thought) in relation to natural skincare and all of them are valid.
The explosion of natural skincare choices in the last few years has come about by an increasing consumer awareness of ingredients used in 'mainstream' skincare and cosmetics and the physical impact on our health and overall wellbeing.
We choose not to make anyone 'wrong' for not using natural skincare products or certified organic skincare, but rather to help inform those that are not yet doing so, that they have safer options available to them. With a new found awareness and understanding, consumers can then feel empowered to make personal choices based on knowledge, understanding and intuition rather than on the marketing hype or 'the cheapest' product available.
Natural skincare is not new - plants and minerals have been used by humans for therapeutic and aesthetic properties dating back to our earliest ancestors. What is fairly new are the chemical and synthetic substances which can be produced in bulk quantities at cheap prices as a result of the industrial revolution. Before science and industry became mates we used nature as our pharmacy and our skincare store.
Natural skincare is not something new and not something to be sceptical about. Instead I choose to be sceptical about the man-made toxins which we now use so freely and easily without much thought to the long-term effects of these synthetic ingredients on our health. We have put our faith in large corporations and scientific laboratories. These guys have a lot invested; do you think they will support evidence saying some of their ingredients are linked to the overall sickness of our population?
Mainstream skin care products are fundamentally produced with three major things in mind:
- Cost of production
- Ease of production
- The stability of the product for a long shelf-life
If natural ingredients have been used, it is likely that they have been processed using heat treatment or chemical processing to some degree. This will invariably strip the nutritional and therapetic benefits from the plant and the goodness it once offered, is recognised in name only.
You don't have to be a die-hard greenie or a vegan to use natural skincare, you just have to be concerned about what you are feeding your skin and the long-term effects that synthetic ingredients will have on your overall health. I prefer to err on the side of caution. I know by using natural skincare that I am feeding my skin nourishing ingredients it can assimilate, if they are organically sourced it is even better.
Your skincare is absorbed into your blood system (that's why nicotine patches are so successful) so I question the benefit of synthetic ingredients working their way around my body.
It's awesome to have a choice between quality natural skincare products and those that are synthetically produced - I choose natural.
What do you choose?
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