Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Pros And Cons Of Natural Beauty Products

If you are following the beauty and fashion industry at all, you might have noticed that the popularity of natural beauty products has gone crazy. People like to believe that something 100% natural is also 100% healthier for them, it does makes sense and some products really do prove that theory is right, but what about other products?
The natural beauty movement is getting stronger every day and we approve it because it really does make a difference! With so many skincare and cosmetics companies that offer wide range of natural products, it is important that you make a list of pros and cons for these products, get to know about the ingredients and their effect on your health. Beautiful Skin
If you are one of the people who try to be as natural as possible and you choose unprocessed foods because they contain more nutrients, you can also try and ensure that what you put on your face is completely free of chemicals, which is very important if you know and consider that your skin will absorb what you put on it. We are what we eat and what we put on our skin, if we go with whatever we find in the market, the results will not be pleasing at all.

With all of the chemicals that are present around us, it is logical that people try going with natural products. People see the most natural products as a solution to chemical absorption, but does that really mean they are not harmful?

Here are some pros and cons of natural beauty products that might help you choose!

Pros of the Natural Beauty Products
Enjoying the fragrances of natural beauty products is probably one of the favorite things for most of us, if the product is 100% free of chemically-derived fragrances and it only relies on natural scents (essential oils), you are safe to enjoy the lovely scent it offers.

Many natural fragrances can affect your mood, try rose essential oil, it is said to have a rejuvenating effect. There are various natural fragrances out there that you can try, just always make sure that the product is 100% free of chemically derived fragrances, that way you will be using purely natural, yet amazing.

Most people would agree that ‘we are what we eat’, so feeding your skin with natural ingredients is vital if you are concerned about maintaining your health,” - Amina Kitching, professional stylist and makeup artist.

Did you know natural products are also a lot more rich with nutrients than regular products with chemicals? Yes! Natural products offer the most benefit because they actually contain various botanical extracts. Many vitamins can be found in natural products such as Vitamin E that is usually found in Argan oil.

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Various uses of plant extracts also means that products can resolve specific skin issues. If you are one of the people who are fighting acne for a long time, try going with an olive leaf extract that contains antibacterial properties. Olive leaf extract is great for killing bacteria. Natural Oil
The best thing when it comes to packaging natural product is the fact that every natural product company tries to use as little packaging as possible, which results in less trash. Most of the plastic that usually comes with conventional beauty products ends up in your bin and becomes a complete waste.

Natural beauty products are a lot better for the environment too, not just your own health. Did you know that SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) not only irritates your skin and boosts its ability to absorb the toxins but it can also do a lot of harm to marine life?

When we apply a product to the skin, most of the chemicals that can be absorbed will penetrate the dermis and easily enter our bloodstream, with bloodstream, most of these get carried to the other organs and areas of our body. There is a lot to be said about this and CEO of Inika Cosmetics, Miranda Bond says “None of the chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products is fully tested and, for the most part, there is only very basic information available on their health effects,”.

To give your skin what it really deserves, try looking for these beneficial ingredients: Niacinamide (B3 Vitamin), Retinol (Natural Vitamin A), beneficial oils (pomegranate, rosehip, tamanu), Zinc (Natural sun protection), Fruit Acids (Smoother Skin), Organic Aloe Vera, Antioxidants (Vitamin C). These ingredients will have very positive effect on your skin and health: Improved skin immunity, less blackheads and aging signs, hydration and moisturizing, sun protection, circulation and a lot more!

Cons of the Natural Beauty Products

Natural does not mean organic and that is a fact. Before you start getting rid of all your beauty products and going full ‘natural’, consider that there is a difference between ‘natural’ and ‘organic’. To know the difference you need to understand the following:

If a product is said to be organic, that means that it has at least 95% organic ingredients.

If a product is said to be natural, that means that it does not have any artificial preservatives or ingredients, but there is a slight chance some chemicals are in.

Organic products usually go under a lot stricter process that ensures that they are completely ‘pure’. Having an ‘organic’ label means that the ingredients have been produced without any chemicals.

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Natural products are not always the safest pick at all. Before picking the products, you need to dig a little bit deeper and know the information before buying. A pretty packaging is not always the best choice. Always read what is written on the packaging of your natural products, check out all of the ingredients so you are fully aware of what are you putting on your skin and your body.

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Here are some ingredients to avoid in order to have a healthy and great looking skin: Artificial Fragrances, Lead (Neurotoxin), Parabens, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chemical Dyes, Manganese.

Many of these ingredients serve as a filler to lower manufacturing costs and that needs to be changed, before it gets changed, you should truly look out and be careful about what you put on your skin.
By avoiding these ingredients, you will also avoid: skin irritation, infertility, various skin allergies and clogged pores.

Try using products that are minimally processed, yet filled with many natural ingredients - the best way to know what are you using is reading and researching the ingredients you have seen on a label.
Some natural products still use artificial fragrances and that is a big no - these usually contain various chemicals that can cause health issues and allergies. Do not use any products that mention word ‘perfume’ or ‘fragrance’ in their list of ingredients - that is the safest tip you can have for natural products.

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Now that you know about the pros and cons of natural beauty products, we hope you are finally ready to decide which side you will pick. No matter what you go for, always read about the ingredients that are found in the products you are using. Being lazy to read the label can actually cost you a lot, and no one really wants skin issues now that spring is here!
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