At Theoderma, we know that natural skin care products are sometimes harder to find or more expensive than what you see on drugstore shelves. Thankfully, consumer demand is starting to make natural products more accessible. But, choosing clean products still requires deliberate and thoughtful effort. If all the effort has you wondering, “Why use natural skin care products, anyway?” here are some of the great benefits of natural skin care.
Each day, we make dozens of choices about what we put into and onto our bodies. Many of us choose organic vegetables to reduce our exposure to pesticides. Similarly, more consumers than ever have are avoiding chemical-laden skin care products. Many common products contain chemicals, like formaldehyde and hydroquinone, both of which are thought to be human carcinogens. Rather than reading labels, choosing natural products eliminates that worry entirely.
Keeping harsh chemicals off your skin also means they aren’t winding up in our air, soil or waterways. If you’d like to take it a step further, choose Leaping Bunny certified products to minimize your impact on animal suffering.
In addition to potentially dangerous chemicals, many skin care products contain fragrances and sulfates. Synthetic fragrances causes irritation in at least 20% of people and sulfates often cause dryness and rashes. By choosing natural skin care products, you can drastically reduce your exposure to skin irritants.
Products don’t need tons of chemicals in them to be effective. In fact, some chemicals, like methylparaben for example, can actually make your skin more sensitive to UV light, reducing the efficacy of the product. Natural skin care ingredients, on the other hand, can help your skin absorb moisture and improve your skin’s barrier function, allowing your skin to stay protected and healthy.
If you ever find yourself wondering if the effort is worth it, remember the benefits of well-made natural skin care products. Theoderma products can help you reduce your chemical exposure, decrease your environmental impact and keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Take a look at our Meet Your Match tool to find products perfectly formulated for your skin.Savy Guthrie has been a PA working in dermatology for 17 years and has worked in medicine for 20 years overall. She has treated tens of thousands of patients, helping them achieve healthy, beautiful skin.
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