Right now, there’s a huge obsession with natural/organic products. It seems like everyone is jumping on the organic train. A healthy lifestyle? That’s the goal! So much so, that a lot of people are rolling their eyes at this trend. Makes sense. Organic products are typically way more expensive and not everyone believes they actually make a difference. But, they do! Especially for your skin. If you’re debating on whether or not you should switch your skincare products with natural, organic ones, read this — here are 9 reasons why clean beauty products are so important:
They Have Fewer Chemicals
Organic beauty products aren’t #trending just because celebrities are endorsing them (although that definitely doesn’t hurt). They’re #trending because they’re less harmful than other products out there. Typically, organic products contain fewer chemicals — that’s what makes them natural. Your skin shouldn’t be exposed to a ton of different chemicals. Not just because chemicals can damage your skin cells, but because exposing your skin to chemicals can cause cancer down the road. What you do now determines what happens to you later!
They’re Good For Sensitive Skin
Do you have sensitive skin? Do you typically experience acne flare-ups, at least a few times a month? You definitely want to take a good look at the products you’re using on your skin. Odds are, they’re the reason your skin is so acne prone. A lot of mainstream beauty products can clog pores; especially for those with sensitive skin. Organic products, on the other hand, typically don’t clog pores because they don’t contain the chemicals responsible for doing so.
They Help The Environment
Organic beauty products are made with natural ingredients, which means they’re not being grown with pesticides or tainted fertile. Keep in mind though, organic is different from vegan. Not all organic products are vegan which are some of the most environmentally friendly products out there. Most vegan products are not only 100% natural, but they’re also 100% cruelty-free (which means they weren’t tested on animals). It also means they’re plant-based which, again, means they’re natural!
They Fight Against Aging
This is a specific shout out to organic makeup! Makeup with natural ingredients can protect your skin against the sun. Plus, most natural products contain an ingredient favorite — Vitamin C. Vitamin C is incredibly beneficial for your skin. It contains antioxidants that support healthy and glowing skin. Needless to say, choosing a mineral makeup will help make sure your skin’s pores don’t clog and your skin remains youthful-looking. Sounds like a win!
They Don’t Contain A Synthetic Fragrance
Here’s something not most people know — when possible, you should avoid products with a smell. I know you might want a moisturizer with a lavender scent but fragrances are HORRIBLE for you. That’s where the chemicals are. But because fragrances are considered “industry secrets” companies don’t have to list the chemicals they contain on the product bottle.
With that said, you can find products that are naturally-scented thanks to the ingredients in them.
You Never Have To Guess What’s In Them
Your skin is an organ — in fact, it’s the largest organ in your body. You should treat it as such! You wouldn’t just eat anything, smoke anything, drink anything, right? Well then, you shouldn’t just apply any product on your skin. Organic products are clean because they’re simple — you know exactly what’s in them. You don’t have to guess.
They Will Help Keep Your Skin Soft & Smooth
Go ahead and take a look at the ingredients listed on your favorite beauty product. Do you see anything with sulfate? That’s a HUGE no-no. Sulfate is one of the many ingredients found in most products that can completely dry out your skin. Dry skin can cause just as much acne as oily skin. It can also make your skin feel hard and crackly, instead of nice and smooth. Organic products are typically “sulfate-free” (some actually say that on the bottle).
You’ll Save Money (In The Long Run)
You might be rolling your eyes at this one, but it’s true. Even though natural/organic products typically cost a little bit more, they’re better for your skin. Which means you won’t have to continue buying new products once a month in order to remedy your skincare problems. Think about it for a minute. How much money do you blow on your skincare? A lot. Why? Because you’re constantly in search for something new — something better. Your likelihood of finding a product that gives you the glowing skin of your dreams is better when you opt for organic.
Your Skin Might Clear Up
I’m not saying organic beauty products are the answer to perfect skin! After all, everyone reacts differently to everything. I will say this if you have skin issues (whatever those skin issues might be) switching to natural products is something you should definitely try. Why? Because non-toxic is always better than toxic. If you can find products (cleansers, lotions, makeup, etc.) that are natural, contain minimal ingredients, and won’t clog your pores you’re going to have a better chance of clearing up your skin.