What’s the first thing you do when you see a pimple sprouting on your face?
If you’re like most women (people), your first instinct is most probably to slap the zit with the most potent products you have on hand in hopes that it will be erased from your skin fast. Perhaps you’ll attempt to dry it out with an alcohol-based astringent, scrub it off with an abrasive facial scrub, or cover it up with a thick layer of foundation, if all else fails.
Here’s what you should know: Relying on these full-strength products can actually do more harm than good. When you’re putting all kinds of toxins and chemicals on the most exposed organ in your body (your skin), your body can quickly switch to defense mode, which translates to various skin problems including allergies, irritation, extreme dryness, more breakouts and severe acne.
Until you wean your skin off these unwelcome elements, you may not be able to achieve the clear, clean complexion that you’ve always wanted. That’s why going for an organic skin care routine makes the most sense – when you’re giving your skin the safest, most nourishing, most nurturing ingredients, that’s when it blooms and glows and becomes it’s most beautiful.
Organic skincare products are made up of elements that will be welcomed and appreciated not just by your skin but your entire body. What you put on your skin enters your body as well, so it’s not surprising that organic ingredients, which are ingredients that you can actually eat, have no trouble working with your body to help you heal. This is one of the reasons why simple, natural, organic products deliver long-term effectiveness and work better compared to the most sophisticated man-made, synthetic creams, lotions and ointments.
With organic skin care, there’s no need to be confused by the numerous and complicated variants that you usually see on the most popular beauty products in the market. The side effects, if any, are very minimal and rare, so organic products are great to use even for those with sensitive skin or irritated skin or skin that’s been damaged and exposed to many toxic ingredients that have clogged up the pores and suffocate the skin.
While organic skin care products are made up of ingredients that are found in nature, it doesn’t mean that they’re automatically inexpensive. Some of the ingredients can be hard to source and have been produced using a humane and ethical process, and are therefore not cheaply mass-produced. The best brands also make sure that only superior raw materials are used to ensure the most effective results. But organic products offer real value for money and a high level of effectiveness because they contain ingredients in pure form, unlike ordinary cosmetics that most likely contain too many fillers and volumizing agents.
Organic products are better for the environment. The production process for them does not require the use of pesticides and fertilizers that can pollute and poison the Earth. Moreover, by supporting organic products, you are also contributing to the welfare of farmers and workers by upholding fair trade and human work practices. Perhaps that’s the other secret of using organic products. You know that beauty comes not just from having unblemished skin; most importantly, it stems from good overall health and a positive sense of self that can only come from contributing to meaningful change in the lives of others.