Don’t think you need to make the switch to natural skincare products? Think again. Women can put an average of 168 chemicals on their body through their skincare regimen every day, as shown by a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group. The FDA doesn’t regulate chemicals in skincare, and it’s difficult to know what is truly safe or not. These chemicals in lotions and makeups say they help skin, but in the long run, they can cause wrinkles, dryness, and irritation.
Switching to a natural skin care regimen gives you peace of mind without the worry about the added chemicals you aren’t sure are safe. Natural skincare ingredients are tried and true, many of which have been used for hundreds or even thousands of years and are known to be safe and effective.
The skin serves as a protective barrier, but even with the barrier chemicals can still enter the bloodstream. If you apply chemicals directly to the skin, they can be directly absorbed. Chemicals can affect the immune system, nervous system and reproductive system.
Fragrances may smell nice, but they are often really used to cover up the chemicals. This means that you are basically just adding more chemicals to your body. The FDA doesn’t regulate fragrances, so some fragrances may contain toxic chemicals. The best natural skin care is fragrance free or fragranced with safe essential oils or natural fragrances to ensure that more chemicals aren’t absorbed through the skin into the body.
Not only is natural skin care better for your body, it’s also better for the environment. Every time you use commercial beauty products, the chemicals are being washed down the drain and can be wreaking havoc on local waterways. Many products also contain ingredients that require mining, which harms the environment in numerous ways.
Many often find that as they make the switch to natural skincare the products work better. Those with sensitive skin find that they react to chemicals and notice that skin issues may clear up after switching to natural skin care. Some ingredients to avoid include sulfates, parabens, BHA, synthetic dyes, mineral oil, and other petroleum products like white oil and petrolatum.
Scrub Me Good makes products with natural ingredients that are safe and effective. We try to keep our ingredient lists short because the fewer ingredients, the less likely something will irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction. One of the difficulties in determining what causes skin rashes is finding the ingredient or ingredients that causes the reaction. We don’t claim to cure skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, we just leave out the ingredients that may trigger them or make them worse.
Natural skincare is the way to go! You put a lot of thought into what you put IN your body. Do the same for what you put ON your body.