Protect Your Skin – It’s the Best Place to Live In

Summers are here…oh wait, they hardly even went! Don’t you feel that every city you talk about is going through a heat wave? Blame it on the global warming or whatever you like, there is no escaping the fact that summers and this heat are here to stay. And as Sunny Leone says “Enjoy the heat- it’s not going anywhere!” But an important case in point is this- to enjoy the scorching heat and chill out with your friends, you must protect yourself both internally and outward.

The Sun itself is something you should protect yourself (remember SPF that is mentioned in every article and advertisement you have seen?) from- sunburn and sun damage are very real!. But did you know that harsh sunshine can damage your scalp and wreak havoc on your coloured hair? That’s true. Also, overexposure to salt water (humidity and sweat) can lead to dehydration, dullness and tangles in your hair.

How you look is a big representation of your personality and we are not talking about beauty- everyone is beautiful!- but you can either end up looking drained and ill or vibrant and bright! Your choice… The products you use on your skin are an integral part of your repertoire and you can’t ditch these basic necessities. Although it is important to note that chemicals and artificial ingredients used in commercially sold body care products can severely damage your skin and hair. Some researches are going as far as stating that these chemicals can be linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer!

Since you have been using these artificial beauty products for a long time, it is understandably difficult to make a switch. But the benefits of natural body care products far outweigh the feeling of “change” and can lead to a healthier, more beautiful you. And in this searing heat, natural ingredients is the way to go!

The first advantage of natural and organic body care products is that they are eco friendly. Conventional beauty products utilise petroleum-based ingredients and usually rely on a host of other chemicals for their production process like petroleum, aluminium and lead, all of which require extensive mining. Much of this is done in some of the world’s most beautiful and sensitive areas, like the Amazon rainforest, and miles of land are destroyed and stripped of vital wildlife every year. Wildlife and trees that are a must for our ecosystem to survive. The remains of the manufacturing as well as usage go into our air and water- which cause serious problems to our planet.

The second main advantage is that these products do not contain any harsh chemicals. Although they may be effective for improving appearance, albeit temporarily, the chemicals in conventional makeup are often very harsh on skin and may promote irritation or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many people are even allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products. Natural makeup, skin care products, and body products work with your skin instead of against it.  A reddish hue is certainly not going to help you look your best!

The third advantage of natural body care products is the natural fragrance- many people shop with their nose when it comes to personal care products, similarly to the way most people “eat with their eyes” before actually placing any of the food into their mouths. Scents in the majority of beauty products consist of a mixture of chemicals, and these chemicals can be inhaled throughout the day by people who wear such beauty products. Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in traditional health and beauty products. The effect is that you have a chemical to cover up another chemical, and all those chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. Essential oils are perhaps one of the best natural perfumes in the world and the most concentrated in terms of aroma.

Another advantage of natural products is that they are rich in nutrients required by the body. Your skin has the ability to absorb certain compounds and personal care products, when applied topically, can damage bodily systems and lead to untold health consequences. One of the key rules for any body care product is basic and straightforward: if you can’t eat it, don’t wear it. Natural products contain added nutritive components and herbal extracts.

All of us want to stop our age and stay young forever. Well forever may not be possible but a major advantage of natural body care products is that they prevent premature ageing. Products made with natural minerals generally provides a certain level of sun protection. The skin on the face is thinner and more susceptible to UV-related skin ageing, so choosing a mineral-rich organic cosmetic product may help support healthy, youthful-looking skin.

One of the biggest advantages of natural products is that they are so gentle on your skin! Why on earth would you want to use harsh chemicals on your skin that are not only dangerous to both your health and the earth, but also rough on your skin? How can it be beautifying to use a product that dries your skin, making it look tired and dull? Even if there’s a temporary benefit from chemical-based cosmetics, that benefit comes at a cost: your future beauty. Do you want your skin to age prematurely? Do you want to increase your risk of suffering from a chronic disease? There’s certainly nothing beautiful about that!

When you choose organic products this summer, you are doing yourself, your skin, your body and this planet a great deal of good. While some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.

So this summer, go natural and organic! Keep your skin glowing and shining with organic body care products!

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