Switching to ‘clean beauty’ is like embarking on a journey of natural beauty. It is not about some magical cures for your skin problems, or a means to fulfil impossible beauty standards. It is the process of celebrating the uniqueness and beauty of your own skin and body, understanding which fine ingredients work best for you, and nourishing yourself with these ingredients to make your skin soft, supple, and refreshed.
Top Reasons Why You Should Use Clean Beauty
‘Clean Beauty’ is like food for your skin and bodies. Here are some reasons why you should make the switch today!
- Benefits of Organic Products Containing Eco-Friendly Ingredients
Having plant-based ingredients in skincare and cosmetics naturally restores your skin by giving it plump hydration without the use of chemicals. Common natural ingredients such as aloe vera, tea seed oil, eucalyptus oil, etc. are hygroscopic (meaning – water-loving) and provide a moisture mesh over your skin, thereby cushioning any dry, or tight skin. Most plant-based oils quickly absorb into your body without leaving any oily residue. These natural eco-friendly ingredients are a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants that can naturally brighten dull skin and make it healthy. It is beneficial to use ‘clean beauty’ products over most standard beauty products, since clean products naturally restore your body’s self-healing capabilities.
- Fragrances Contain More Than 3000 Chemicals
We all love to have fragrance in all our skincare and haircare products. But we need to understand that the fragrance industry is protected by law and does not have an obligation to list the ingredients on their label based on trade secret laws. Hence, these products could have anywhere over 3,000 chemicals some of which could be toxic for your body filled into one fragrance, and you as a consumer would have no way to even know it. This is a strong enough reason to skip purchasing artificially scented cosmetics products and switch to natural eco-friendly scents.
- Your skin takes only 30 seconds to absorb toxic chemicals
Every chemical or ingredient used in cosmetics has a purpose in the product. These chemicals act differently when they get absorbed into our blood stream. Our skin has the tendency to absorb all the ingredients from any product in less than 30 seconds. Some of these ingredients are made toxic by the enzymes inside our body who are used to attacking unknown chemicals. These can have adverse effects on our skin and health.
Some known toxins proven to have a harmful effect on our skin and endocrine system that should be absolutely avoided in any product are petroleum, petrochemicals, mineral oil, parabens, lead, phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP, DMP, and others), sulfates, and nanoparticles.
In conclusion, clean beauty is the most natural way to care for your skin, body, and health. You can switch to clean beauty at any given time and at any age. The idea of only using a few ingredients where you can understand where they come from, how they benefit your body, and their effect on the environment can be empowering in taking your beauty in your own hands.
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