Organic makeup: get safe with your body!
Increasingly more men and women are giving up commercial beauty products in favor of organic makeup varieties. However, not everyone thinks that all-natural and organic products are any better. People have mixed feelings because some don’t believe that organic means chemical-free.
In general, cosmetics don’t needs to pass government approval before hitting the stores. Nobody really knows what ingredients brands use during the manufacturing process. The terms “organic” and “all-natural” don’t give an explanation. Mentioning that some of the ingredients used are chemical-free is not enough to classify a beauty product as being organic.
Reading the labels
If you want to be sure that you’re buying organic makeup, you should start by reading the label very carefully. Experts advise buyers to steer clear of the following ingredients:
- Parabens: these are harmful preservatives that have some connection to triggering cancer
- Phthalates: chemicals often found in fragrances that might harm the reproductive system
- Talc: some believe this ingredient might trigger ovarian cancer
Chemical cocktails in cosmetic products
Most personal care products sold all around the world are chemical cocktails that do a lot of harm to your skin, nails, and hair. A lot of brands claim that they use “all-natural” and “organic” ingredients; but that doesn’t mean it’s true. Have a closer look at all the products you have stored in your bathroom. 80% of that product didn’t undergo any sort of testing before reaching the shelves. The truth is many brands use the cheapest possible ingredients; however they have killer marketing campaigns that convince people to trust the claims they make.
Think twice before buying your next lipstick or mascara because chemicals get absorbed extremely fast by the skin; and then they get deep into the complexion affecting your whole body. When entering the bloodstream, these chemical cocktails may trigger all sorts of skin conditions – wrinkles, fine lines, redness, burns, uneven spots, etc.
Organic ingredients that are the real deal
Would you dare to have a taste of shaving cream or mascara? Of course not. But if it happens, your body will digest the chemicals because it uses enzymes to break them down. When beauty products are used topically (applied on the skin), the skin can’t destroy them; your complexion will absorb them.
In general, it might be a good idea to invest in beauty products that contain pure ingredients; edible ingredients. Coconut oil, for example, is an excellent moisturizer. It is an all-natural ingredient that can also be used when preparing food. The same thing applies to olive oil; which can be used on the body and face, but also in the hair.
Steer clear of makeup that contains synthetic ingredients
Beauty products that don’t contain any artificial ingredients are the best. These usually are purchased from organic stores, and should be available in glass bottles. Before buying your next mascara, foundation or lipstick, read the ingredients carefully. Ask the shop assistant for details if you feel a certain ingredient is unknown. If they don’t have an explanation, skip it.
It’s ok to be skeptical. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take good care of your skin. If you don’t trust products available in the marketplace, make your own at home. There are lots of DIY tutorials you can watch to learn more about homemade beauty products. One of the best blends for the skin is honey, lemon juice, and an egg. Apply the blend on the face and body; wait 10 minutes and cleanse thoroughly.
Safeguard your skin
There are lots of beauty hacks you can try out to take good care of your skin without spending a fortune on organic products, or on products that claim to contain all natural ingredients. It is important to moisturize and supplement your complexion with vitamins and minerals required to look and feel healthy.
Before choosing an organic foundation from a commercial store or website, ask about the ingredients. Make sure it doesn’t contain any parabens and other harsh chemicals. Some organic products are tested, which means you can be rest-assured that they’re safe to use on the skin. Make an informed decision in advance; assess online reviews before buying anything and your complexion will thank you.