Some people just cannot see the value of opting for organic skincare rather than man made products. However, there are many benefits to making this move that are simply irrefutable.
Most man made ingredients in skincare products are toxic and can be hazardous to health in both the short and long term. These toxins are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream and carried throughout the body, causing harm. Harmful ingredients include preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, fragrances as well as the chemicals that are created to improve the skin.
Organic skincare should not contain any of these harmful ingredients and simply by eliminating them, the body and skin will be healthier. However, it is important to note that some products that claim to be organic may contain man made ingredients. It is essential to read the label and look for the 100% organic mark to ensure there are no hazardous ingredients.
The human body releases free radicals into the body through a process of oxidation. Oxidation results in a number of ailments, health conditions, illnesses and diseases. In extreme cases, it can result in the development of unhealthy cancer cells. Less extreme effects is that it promotes ageing.
Organic products are made from natural ingredients that contain anti-oxidants that relieve the symptoms of oxidative stress on the body. So instead of putting harmful chemicals into the body, the products eliminate toxins.
Many types of skin problems (like acne, pimples and eczema) are caused or aggravated by bacteria that are present on the skin. The anti-bacterial properties in organic products help eliminate these bacteria as well as other pollutants and contaminants that land on the skin throughout the day.
The fact that these anti-bacterial properties come from natural sources is also beneficial. Man made anti-bacterial agents are often harsh on the skin and eliminate good and bad bacteria. Good bacteria is essential to maintain a healthy skin and body.
Few people actually think about the harm that using man made skincare products can cause for the environment. Just consider the chemicals that are washing away into the water supply, harming just about every aspect of the planet.
But it isn’t just the personal use of these products that is hazardous for the environment. The manufacturing process for each of the ingredients as well as the end product, releases harmful contaminants and pollutants into the environment.
The skincare industry is consumer driven. This means that as long as people are buying man made products, the more research, development and manufacturing processes will be needed. In order to prevent the cycle from continuing, it is essential to opt out of buying these potentially hazardous products.
At the end of the day, organic products of any kind are healthier for the body in general. However, products that are specifically related to the skincare industry have been the main target of concern for a period of time as man made products contain so many potentially harmful ingredients.