What are the benefits of using all-natural products?
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While all-natural products may cost more than their pharmaceutical, over-the-counter, and factory-based counterparts, using all-natural products comes with many benefits.
Low-Environmental Impact: All-natural products have a low environmental impact and are earth-friendly. All-natural products are often organic. Organic products are not only good for the skin but they are good for the environment. Conventional personal care product ingredients can affect wildlife and the environment negatively. The more chemicals used, the more go into the air and water. All-natural products not only have fewer chemicals, but the active ingredients are grown on farms. As more natural products become available, increasing amounts of plant life are supported. As a result, sustainable ingredients are produced with little or no negative impact on the environment.
Less or No Skin Irritation: Without any harmful chemicals, artificial ingredients, and other biproducts, all-natural products are less likely to cause skin irritation. Using products with concentrated chemicals may lead to allergic and/or irritant skin reactions, which may include acne flare-ups and other skin irritations such as rashes or even psoriasis. Switching from conventional personal care products to all-natural products may reduce or eliminate skin irritations.
Limited or No Side Effects: It is well documented that our skin is the body’s largest organ and can absorb chemicals placed on it. This means that chemicals found in conventional personal care products can potentially penetrate the skin. By using them, you may expose your body’s largest organ to toxic chemicals. If the harmful compounds reach the bloodstream, they can have more profound side effects. The chemicals used to produce pharmaceutical and other over-the-counter products often produce unwanted side effect. For example, parabens are used in conventionally-produced personal care products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of the product. Parabens, however, are synthetic and mimic your body’s natural hormones. There is concern that this can alter the function of your body’s endocrine system. All-natural products do not use these potentially harmful chemicals. While some people do have allergies to all-natural ingredients, the effects are much more understood than the ones from synthetic ingredients.
Natural Fragrances Can Offer Therapeutic Benefits: Many traditional products contain chemicals to artificially freshen the smell of their products. Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in traditional personal care products. The effect is that you have chemicals that cover up other chemicals, and all those chemical smells can cause problems for consumers, including headaches, migraines, sinus issues, and other toxic reactions. All-natural products have a natural, pleasant smell and are often scented with oils. All-natural products scented with organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils can even provide aromatherapy benefits.
Gentler Over Time: Many natural products work better than their conventional counterparts because they don’t contain unnecessary fillers or chemicals. And while some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals may actually cause damage to your body. All-natural products supplied by the earth have been effective for centuries. They are all the skin needs to remain healthy.