Do you have fun selecting natural body skin care products? This is an enjoyable category of products to shop because there are so many fragrances and the packaging is so colorful and enticing.
You may even enjoy getting a new product home and pumping a bit onto your fingers just to feel the silky, creamy, bubbly or rough texture. This fascination with beauty products is normal. In fact, manufacturers spend a lot of money making sure these elements of their products entice you enough that you want to pull your wallet out and make repeat purchases.
The problem is that many of the ingredients that create those beautiful scents and addictive texture are synthetic chemicals that aren’t healthy for your skin. This is especially true of fragrances, since most products don’t get their scents from natural products. You may see “cherry blossom” or “peaches” on the package, but real cherry blossoms and peaches aren’t the source of that fragrance. Chemicals are used to recreate the fragrance, and many of them are downright dangerous when used on a consistent basis.
There are ingredients in these products that are known carcinogens. Others have been proven to cause respiratory damage through scientific studies. Still others are hazardous to the environment and animals due to the way they are manufactured.
Does that scare you away from beauty products? It shouldn’t make you fearful, but it should make you more conscientious and alert to what’s inside those pretty bottles. It shouldn’t make you give up on taking care of your skin, but it should make you want to find better products that are going to truly care for your skin rather than give you a silky feel while flooding your pores with toxic chemicals.
Before you go throw out all of your skin care products and accept whatever Mother Nature throws your way in terms of dry skin, acne and other skin care problems that often result from the lack of care, consider the option of using natural body skin care products. These products use natural ingredients even when cheaper synthetic ingredients are available. They opt for these higher-quality ingredients because they want the absolute best for your skin.
When you read the ingredients list for a natural product, you will recognize many of the ingredients. Instead of seeing long, odd names that obviously correspond to some unknown chemical compounds, you will see things like chamomile, avocado oil and bees wax. You may not recognize every ingredient right away, but the majority of active ingredients will be at least familiar to you because they come from the natural world.
This is important because recognizable ingredients are easier to understand and research. They are less likely to cause irritation and other side effects, and most have been studied at least a little bit to determine what they can do for your skin. Most synthetic chemical ingredients are shrouded in mystery or are backed by research that shows they can cause more problems than they can solve.