The Benefits of Using Organic Skin Care Products

You’re probably already aware that your skin is your body’s largest organ. Not only that, but it’s also the only one that is on show – all day, every day. Your skin can tell people a lot about you – about your lifestyle, your general health and about how well you take care of yourself. Using the right products for your skin type and condition can leave your skin looking nourished, smooth and even-toned. It can also make your skin feel soft, supple and comfortable. Using the wrong products, however, with harsh or irritating ingredients, can leave you looking and feeling older than you really are. Certain products can dry out your skin, cause spots, rashes or blemishes, leave your skin feeling itchy and uncomfortable or cause flare-ups of chronic conditions.

The Benefits of Using Organic Skin Care Products

The organic industry is big business, and most of us are aware of the benefits of eating organic food and produce. But did you know that many of the same benefits also apply to organic skin care products? Think about it – if you wouldn’t eat a non-organic apple that has been sprayed with pesticides and potentially harmful chemicals, why would you want to use a skin care product that potentially contained those same nasties? You might think there is a difference between taking in potentially harmful chemicals via your mouth as opposed to via your skin, but there really isn’t. Many of the most popular beauty and cosmetic products on the market are made using all manner of chemicals, and we don’t always know what the long-term effects of these might be.

Whenever you apply anything containing synthetic ingredients to your skin or hair – be it a moisturiser, serum, cleanser or anything else – it’s possible for chemicals to be absorbed into your skin and into your bloodstream. We still don’t know what the long-term effects of many popular chemical ingredients in our skin care products will be, while natural and organic ingredients have been used for thousands of years.

The Importance of Reading the Label

Many products might use the word organic or natural, but this might only apply to some of their ingredients. It’s not unusual to read the small print and see words such as “97% natural” or “98% organic ingredients”. If you are passionate about using only the finest organic skin care products, always read the packaging and do your research online if possible.

While non-organic ingredients can be very helpful in addressing certain skin care concerns or issues, many problems can be successfully treated with natural and organic ingredients. Many moisturisers, for example, contain ingredients such as shea butter or cocoa butter, both of which are available in organic versions.

Once you realise how many best-selling skin care products rely heavily on natural ingredients, it’s easy to make the switch to organic products and find alternatives that are just as good – and possibly better – for you than your traditional favourites.