A little background....
Skin is your body's largest organ and the only protective barrier to the vital insides of every human being. As most individuals are now more aware of what is in their food, so is the need to be more aware of what is being applied to your skin. If you put dangerous ingredients on your skin, they get into your body—exactly where you don’t want them. Consider all of the potential irritants that come in contact with your skin---chemical-laden personal hygiene products, synthetic fragrances, city-treated water, deodorant... The list goes on and on. Abiding by an organic skin care routine and using natural skin care products will help your skin feel and look healthier than ever before.
The difference between standard skin care vs natural/organic skincare
The process of developing and putting a skin care product on the market is shrouded in mystery. You might think there are regulations in place to keep everyone honest but, believe it or not, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t need to approve what ingredients are added to personal care products. If a company says an ingredient is safe, that’s basically deemed good enough.[3, 4]
Unfortunately, many of the “safe” ingredients in traditional skin care products are endocrine-disrupting phthalates or parabens. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause reproductive issues and they’re linked to increased cancer risk. The more you’re exposed to them, the more they concentrate in your body.Using natural and organic products and periodic body cleansing are a strong fundamental foundation to keep you safe and healthy.
**Credit to Global Healing Center's Dr. Edward Group**
Selecting Natural Skin Care Products
With a little research and smart shopping, you can find responsibly-made products to help you maintain a clean body and live a healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you should look for when purchasing skin care products:
- Free of harmful chemicals, irritants, or preservatives
- Carefully formulated with all natural, organic ingredients
- Never tested on animals