Natural Beauty Products: Making the Best Choice
The FDA doesn’t regulate the ingredients in skincare and makeup products, which means that there is no real, definitive way to tell what kinds of chemicals you are putting on your body. Synthetic products can be tough on sensitive skin and also affect other areas of your health over time. (Images Credit: Silviarita/Pixabay)
As consumers search for safer and eco-friendly products, skin and hair product manufacturers turn to more natural ingredients and sustainable practices. Natural ingredients in cosmetics are much less likely to have harmful side effects and are gentler on the environment.
Whether you are looking for new products for yourself, the perfect holiday gift for your sister or your best friends, various natural beauty products are the hottest eco-friendly trend. Let’s take a look at why switching to natural beauty products is a wise choice.
Gentle On Your Skin
You may believe that synthetic beauty products show faster results. However, over time, the harsh chemicals in these items may harm your skin, hair, and nails. Natural products don’t contain any alcohol, fillers, or irritants and will still give you the same results over a slightly longer period of time.
No Side Effects
Synthetic beauty products often include a range of parabens as a preservative to help them extend their shelf life. The problem with parabens is that they mimic your natural hormones, which can alter your natural hormonal levels. Naturally based products use innate preservatives to help them endure, limiting the negative effect on your body. If you suffer from an allergic reaction from a synthetic product, it may be hard to trace the ingredient that caused the irritation.
Traditional beauty products that are made synthetically may contain harsh chemicals and toxins that can be tough on your skin. In addition, during the manufacturing process, harmful chemicals can leach into the surrounding air and water. When you use these products at home, the residue can also wash down the drain, affecting your surrounding environment.
Natural beauty products contain no chemicals and rely on natural ingredients that are ethically farmed and processed. This makes them the most sustainable and environmentally ethical choice.
Anyone who struggles with sensitive skin knows that using synthetic beauty products can be a real pain. Fillers, artificial coloring, and perfumes may cause skin irritation, rashes, and even blistering. Hair and skin products containing natural ingredients also tend to be gentler and much less likely to cause any irritation.
Without the added artificial fragrances, synthetic beauty products often have an offensive odor. This means manufacturers are adding strong-smelling chemical odors to cover up the chemical smell. In many cases, this layering of scents is so overpowering that it can cause headaches in both the product users and others around them. Natural products use essential oils and flower extracts to provide light scents to their products without the need for any artificial chemical odors.
More than ever before, consumers are looking for ways to convert to more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles. Switching over to natural beauty products can help you protect your hair and skin, reduce irritation, and protect the environment while still looking your best.