You’re probably already aware that your skin is your body’s largest organ and when things get complicated by things like rashes or Acne, you really have to know what to do. We should also remember that it is the only ‘organ’ of the body that is on show – all day, every day, with all the problems that that brings.
Because of this, it is no surprise that your skin can tell people a lot about you, your lifestyle, your general health, not to mention how well you take care of yourself. This all makes using the right products for your skin type and condition all that more important, as you want to have skin that looks well nourished, smooth and is even-toned.
Using the right treatments can also make your skin feel soft, supple and more comfortable. But, if you use the wrong products, your skin can be left looking and feeling old, older than it really is.
This is because certain products can dry out your skin, cause spots, rashes or blemishes, whilst also leaving your skin feeling itchy and uncomfortable. They can also cause flare-ups of chronic conditions.
The Benefits of Using Organic Skin Care Products
There is no doubt that the organic industry as a whole is big business, and most of us today are aware of the benefits of eating organic food and produce. But not everyone knows that many of the same benefits also apply to organic skin care products? This makes sense when you think about it – if you wouldn’t eat a non-organic apple because it has been sprayed with some pesticideetc, this containing potentially harmful chemicals, why would you think that using a skin care product that potentially contained those same chemicals is a good idea?
You might think there is a difference between taking in potentially harmful chemicals via your mouth as opposed to via your skin, but this is not really the case. It is a sad fact that many of the most popular beauty and cosmetic products on the market today are made using all manner of chemicals, and we really don’t always know what the long-term effects of these could be.
The fact is that whenever you apply anything containing non organic – synthetic ingredients to your body – be it a moisturiser, serum, cleanser or anything else – it is quite possible for the chemicals in them to be absorbed into your skin and then into your bloodstream.
The Importance of Reading the Label
Because many manufactures know that the term ‘organic’ can boost sales, it can be used on products that in fact only contain some organic ingredients, in other words some non-organic ingredients are there and the product is thus not really totally organic.
If you check, you’ll see that it is not unusual to read the small print and see words such as “97% natural” or “98% organic ingredients”. So, if you are passionate about using only the organic skin care products, always check the packaging and do some research online if possible.
We have to understand that some non-organic ingredients can be good and helpful in addressing certain skin care issues. But we should also remember that many problems can also be successfully treated with natural and organic ingredients.
Once you see how so many of today’s best-selling skin care products rely heavily on non-organic ingredients, whilst realising that this may not be for the best for your skin, it is easy to make the switch to organic products and find alternatives that are better for you than those you use today.