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7 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Skincare Products

The use of natural skincare products has quickly become more important as more research comes to light on the effects synthetic skincare products have on our bodies.  With face washes, liquid hand soap, body washes and moisturisers just some of the products we use on our skin daily, we’re exposing our bodies to an onslaught of artificial man-made chemicals.

Our skin is the largest of our organs, and what we put onto it is absorbed into our body.  It’s just like your skin is ‘eating’ the products you are applying to it.  If you stop and think about this, would you want to eat all of the chemicals and additives in those products if they were present in your food?  No, of course you wouldn’t.  That’s why it’s vital you start only using natural skincare products on your body.

7 Reasons Why Natural Skincare Products Are Best

From soap bars to sugar scrubs, natural skin and body care products are your best choice. Here are seven reasons why we believe you should stop using synthetic skincare product immediately!

  1. Parabens – parabens are hormone disrupters, which can change the way our body works.  Paraben traces have been found in breast tumour tissue too. They are added as a preservative to synthetic skin care products to stop bacteria growth
  2. Phthalates – these are plasticising chemicals used in synthetic products to make fragrance stay on our skin longer.  Phthalates also alter our endocrine system and may cause birth defects
  3. SLES Surfactants – added to synthetic products to increase its lathering ability, they cause skin irritations
  4. Synthetic Fragrances – with over 3,000 chemicals being allowed to be labelled as ‘fragrance’ you never know what you are putting onto your skin when it is listed as an ingredient in a synthetic skincare product.  Synthetic fragrances are linked with depression, asthma and migraines too
  5. Petroleum – a by-product of the oil refining process, petroleum is a possible carcinogen
  6. Benzyl Alcohol – used as a preservative, this synthetic produce can cause contact allergies
  7. Environmental Reasons – natural skincare products contain natural ingredients people have been using for hundreds, possibly thousands of years.  The natural ingredients have been grown and sourced in an environmentally friendly manner.  This is in comparison to the synthetic ingredients found in other skincare products.  Not only is the manufacture of these chemicals harmful to the environment, when we use products containing them, we too are having a negative impact in our air and waterways.

Choosing to use only natural skincare products demonstrates your commitment to caring for your health and well-being, plus to a more socially responsible way of living.  For more information on selecting the right natural skincare products for you and your family, please contact us today.

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