People today opt for a balanced life and choose natural products over other various products available. My reasons to choose natural health and beauty products stemmed from the fact that I wanted to give my then young twin boys a chemical free experience by not choosing the over the counter products. Living a chemical free life was the call of the day.
Our skin absorbs close to 60% of the products that we apply on it. Startling fact, but true. So it very important to choose natural health and beauty products so that there is minimal damage to your skin. The reasons to choose natural health and beauty products are endless, but here are 5 reasons why you should!
5 reasons to choose natural health and beauty products
They are earth friendly
When I say earth- friendly, I mean that they do not cause any damage to the environment because they are biodegradable. When products are made from organically and naturally grown ingredients they will have no environmental impact. Products laden with chemicals like SLS, parabens and mineral oils can cause toxins to pollute the surface of the earth, air and water. When ingredients for natural health and beauty products are grown organically, there are lesser chances of chemicals polluting the environment.
Look up the ingredients and choose products wisely. Some of the best chemical free options that are available in the market today are : Omved, Forest Essentials, Ecotique, Kama Ayurveda, Juicy Chemistry to name a few.
They don’t cause an irritation
Most products with chemicals and artificial colours cause damage to the skin in the form of redness, irritation, allergies and breakouts. The causes of allergies are far less in comparison to natural products. The ingredients used in natural health and beauty products will work for your skin and not against it.
Note: Please keep in mind that no matter how natural a product may be, it is always better to do a allergy patch test to check the product suits you before you start using it.
They don’t use artificial fragrances
Most over the counter products use the artificial fragrances to mask the smell of other chemicals that are used in their products. No matter how awesome the fragrance is, chances are that the chemicals in them are harsh. Natural health and beauty products smell like their natural ingredients and in some cases they are also fragrance free. Most natural health and beauty products use pure essential oils and the fragrance is close to the fragrance of the ingredient used in the products.
There are minimal or no side- effects
That favourite body that lathers probably has loads of SLS and parabens in it. Look up the ingredient list. Such preservatives are used to extend the shelf life of the products. Because there are no preservatives used in natural health and beauty products they have a shorter life span. I have used products that have a shelf life of as less as 3 months once they are opened. Natural health and beauty products are infused with natural preservatives that cause no side effects unless your body is allergic to a particular ingredient.
They are gentle on your skin
Since natural health and beauty products are gentle on your skin, you will notice less skin issues as the time goes by. Natural products do not contain any chemicals and irritants that can damage your skin. Trust me I loved the shampoo laden with chemicals because it cleaned my hair better and gave it the bounce that none o the natural ones did. But once the itchy scalp and hair fall set in, I knew I had made the silliest mistake and I switched to my natural shampoo and conditioner.
The reasons to choose natural products are many! From being safe for your skin and earth, using organic ingredients, PETA certified, fair-trade and more! Make that switch and choose natural products today! And share with me, what were your reasons to choose natural products?