You probably have already heard that you should opt for natural skin care products. After all, you don’t want to keep putting a lot of chemicals directly on your skin that you know that will be absorbed by your body. But why are we putting so much emphasis on using only natural skin care products?
What Are Natural Skincare Products?
Some natural skincare products are not all equal. you will find products that say they only include natural ingredients. The truth is – some of the products which don’t use any chemicals in their manufacture could even hurt your overall health. This is because some people don’t use sanitized production methods or a good environment to make the products in, so these products can be toxic to your skin and your health in general.
The truth is that you have heard that some of the chemicals are needed as a way to prevent bacteria and mould forming in the product, to ensure the product can last for a long time on the shelf in perfect condition. However, before big brands used these chemicals, they were still able to produce many skincare and colour makeup products that could last for a very long time. The products we are talking about were products using only natural ingredients. You’ll be delighted to know, these alternatives are still available.
So, when you are looking for a cleanser, a moisturiser or any other beauty product, you should make sure it doesn’t contain any chemicals, and that it is a natural, chemical-free, cruelty-free skincare or colour makeup product. Besides looking at the ingredients, you should also make sure that you are getting an organic and ethical product. This simply means the product you are buying is produced using non-polluting methods that don’t harm the environment. This also applies to the packaging.
Here Are The Main Reasons Why You Should Only Use Natural Botanicals
1: Be Safe Inside And Out:
When you opt for natural skincare products, you can be sure that you will not only look better outside you’ll be better inside as well. As you know, your skin acts as a barrier to prevent toxins from entering your body. And while it tends to perform this task well, there are always chemicals that can find their way in. Some 60% of what we put onto our skin (our largest organ) enters into the body and into the bloodstream and travels around the body entering all our major organs.
2: No Toxic Ingredients:
The reality is that the vast majority of the beauty products that you’ll find on the market include man-made ingredients. This means that they are far more likely to harm your health than pure natural ingredients, (although anyone can have an allergic reaction, even to natural) it is best to try on a small area of skin first. You just need to take one of the chemicals that is found in most beauty products such as parabens out, for it to be safer for you and doesn’t harm you.
In case you don’t know – the main goal of parabens is to increase the shelf life of skincare products. However, there has been a lot of research about these chemicals that show that this chemical can mimic estrogen in our body. An excess of estrogen can not only increase the risk of breast cancer, but it may also affect reproductive functions. In men, this is also a huge problem as it is found in many off the shelf toiletries and could be a reason for men getting the dreaded moobs.
While this is not a new issue, you would be surprised by the number of skincare products on the market that still use animals to test their products, I know this is hard to believe but unfortunately, it is true. I know, it makes you want to cry.
However, you can take heart that natural skincare companies such as Tropic skincare don’t ever use animals in their testings so you can be confident with these beautiful products that no harm is coming to animals in the testing or making of them.
4: Don’t Hurt The Environment:
We live in a global world and we all want to preserve our planet. So, if you have the option to use a natural skincare product that won’t harm your health and the environment, why should you pick a beauty product that can harm you or indeed both?
One of the easiest ways to discover if the products that you are using are harming the environment is to simply check the labels. If you see a mention of sulfates, for example, then you want to ensure that you don’t use it again. Sulfates, if you are unaware are manufactured from petroleum.
Let me ask you, do you think it is a good idea to cover yourself in a petrol product? Of course not.
Check out the fabulous range of natural, cruelty-free, chemical-free skincare, haircare, and colour makeup products from Tropic Skincare. We are sure you will be delighted, knowing that you can buy with confidence products that won’t harm you, your family, or the environment.
Cassie and the Crew
I am an Independent Tropic Ambassador and the views and opinions expressed here are solely my own and not those of Tropic Skincare Ltd