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There once was a time when everyone made their own skincare products or if they did buy them, they bought products that were made just like homemade. Things were simpler back then. You didn’t need to read labels or wonder what the effects would be if you tried a certain brand.
Today, we have so many skincare choices and that’s great. It means that we can get skincare products that best fit what our individual bodies need.
However, with modern advancement comes concerns. We now have to read labels, we now have to question if the ingredients in our soap, shampoo, or makeup will possibly do us harm.
I will be giving you my reasons on why I prefer to choose natural skincare products but I also thought it would be great to get the input from other natural bloggers on why they think it’s important to choose natural products for our skin.
10 Bloggers’ Reasons to Choose Natural Skincare Products
“I’m a nurse, so I’ve given medications via dermal patches, ointments and creams for years. So even though the mainstream medical folks balk at the idea that chemicals in skin care products can be dangerous, they know the truth: what goes on, goes in!” – Alicia of The Soft Landing
“Today’s products are so overloaded with chemicals and toxins, and do more to age the skin and deplete it. Natural and organic products not only eliminate the bad, but also replenish it with up to 40% more anti-oxidants naturally!” – Laurie & Tiffany of Nature’s Knockout
“You may think it’s not a big deal since it’s just a little lotion or powder. How much could really be absorbed? You might want to reconsider this argument. You’ve got multiple ways you can be exposed. You can inhale, ingest or absorb harmful substances. And, studies show that this is happening. Research shows that harmful ingredients like phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and sunscreen ingredients are commonplace in the bodies of men, women and children.” – Carol of Pure Living Space
“I’m eager to decrease my overall toxic load… and since I LOVE makeup and beauty products, that’s an area where I can make a big impact. I make my own beauty products and choose nontoxic brands, knowing that it makes a real difference for my health.” – Kylie of Everblossom
“There are several reasons I prefer natural skin care products – it’s healthier for me, it’s better for the environment, and it’s fun to make your own supplies. But the number one reason? I love the way they make me look.” – Tamara of Unhurried Home
“Aside from chemicals and toxins, commercial beauty products also tend to make the body work against itself, which in turn makes the consumer more reliant on the products to fix their “problems.” For example: the majority of acne products dry & strip necessary skin oils, causing the face to overproduce oil in order to compensate. This causes further breakouts, causing the consumer to need more acne products. (As a licensed esthetician, I have seen this situation in abundance!). The same can be found with hair products. Many natural beauty solutions, on the other hand, are developed to work WITH our bodies to correct and better themselves.” – Melissa of My Darla Clementine
“Your skin, the largest organ of the human body, absorbs up to 65% of what you put on it or touch. This fact is what made me realize I needed to be more careful what was going onto my skin. Making all of your own natural beauty, cosmetics, and toiletries is not only is better for you and your skin, but it can save you a huge heap of money.” Christina of The Hippy Homemaker
“Natural skin care is important to me because our skin is our biggest organ and it absorbs everything.” – Katey of Mama Kautz
“Natural beauty care lets us take control of what we are putting on (and thus in) our bodies. I don’t want to be part of this vast science experiment the beauty industry is conducting!” – Susannah of Healthy Green Savvy
“I think it’s important because many toxins can absorb through our skin, just as good things (like essential oils) can. So it is important to be diligent about what touches against our skin.” – TJ of Measuring Flower
What are my reasons for choosing natural when it comes to skincare?
What Goes On, Gets In
Our bodies absorb what we put on it. It might not absorb everything but a good deals gets sucked into our skin and can mess with how our bodies are supposed to perform.
These chemicals might not effect everyone or everyone in the same way but I would rather not take the chance if I know there’s a possibility that my body could be harmed by some of these chemicals.
It’s often less expensive to use natural skincare products. Now this defiantly depends on what type of products you are buying. If you are buying big brand, organic products then maybe it’s not going to save you money.
However, there are many skincare products that you can make and many use ingredients that you already have around the home like coconut oil or cornstarch/arrowroot.
Beneficial for the Skin
Natural skincare products not only avoid the bad ingredients but they often contain ingredients that are going to benefit your skin. Many natural makeups include natural antioxidant ingredients, you can add certain essential oils to your hair care so that you can customize to your hair’s needs, you can moisturize your face with the oil that is best suited for your skin type.
Are you ready to take the dive and switch to natural skin care?
Here are just a few great natural skin care recipes from the above quoted bloggers. Once you click over to their sites, don’t stop at just that page; all these bloggers have tons of amazing natural beauty tips and recipes!
Homemade Face Powder – The Pistachio Project
How to Clean Your Face with Oil – The Pistachio Project
DIY Dandelion Citrus Lotion Bars – The Soft Landing
One Ingredient Eye Makeup Remover – Pure Living Space
3 DIY Homemade Lip Balm Recipes – Nature’s Knockout
Caffeine Eye Serum – Everblosssom
Coconut Oil as Moisturizer – Unhurried Home
Bentonite Clay No’Poo – My Darla Clementine
DIY Zit Zapper Acne Treatment – The Hippy Homemaker
Homemade Shaving Cream – Mama Kautz
Homemade All-Natural Pumpable Lotion – Measuring Flower
Color Enhancing Hair Spray – The Pistachio Project