Why is Natural Skin Care Important?

The largest organ in the human body is the skin. We don’t smoke cigarettes because it damages our lungs, so why on earth would we use skin care products that could damage our skin? The NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) has done numerous studies that revealed well over 800 toxic ingredients used in the formula for many popular body care products. More than 700 of those ingredients had the potential to cause acute toxic affects. Hundreds of them could actually cause developmental abnormalities.

This isn’t just a matter of protecting your skin. The fact is, many skin care products are doing serious damage to your entire body. That is why it is imperative to choose skin care products that are natural. If you can’t understand the ingredient list on your soap, shampoo, face wash, and moisturizer, you probably shouldn’t be using them.

What Makes a Skin Care Product “Natural”?

Natural skin care products are made from ingredients that are found in nature. This means that plant and animal derived ingredients are used instead of harsh, toxic chemicals. Popular ingredients found in these products include jojoba, safflower oil, shea butter, beeswax, rose hip seed oil, aloe vera, and chamomile.

What Ingredients Found in Skin Care Products are Harmful?

Most people do not read the list of ingredients on their skin care products. Even if they did, odds are that they wouldn’t know what most of the ingredients even were. The truth is, many skin care manufacturers use ingredients that can be harmful to the body. Why do they do this? Sometimes it is because those ingredients cost less, increase the shelf life of the product,  or it’s an effort to make the product more fragrant. Regardless of the reasons, here is a list of ingredients you never want to see on the back of a skin care product:

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Parabens
  • Diethanolamine, monoethanolamine, triethanolamine
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • DMDM hydantion
  • Imidazolidinyl
  • Butylene glycol
  • Sodium laurel sulfate, sodium lauteth sulfate
  • Triclosan

If you value your health, as all of us should, make the right choice and invest in natural skin care products. They are better for your skin, better for your body, better for you as a whole. For more information contact Healthy Solutions.