How do car fumes, smog, concrete buildings, and the manic rush of city life make you feel? (Chances are not pretty great.)
But compare that feeling to the way you feel when you have freshly cut grass beneath your feet, the warmth of the sun on your face, and the refreshing crisp smell of ocean air in your lungs…
(You probably feel much better when nature envelops your soul.)
Did you know?
A natural organic skincare routine can do for your skin what time out in nature does for your soul.
In contrast, the continuous use of synthetic materials found in many beauty products will leave your skin looking dull, tired, and feeling irritated.
4 Benefits of Natural Skincare That Will Make You Think Twice About Cosmetics
There are many compelling reasons to choose skincare products that use natural, organic ingredients over ones that contain harsh chemicals.
Let us look at four benefits of choosing a natural skincare range:
1. A quality, natural skincare range will not contain nasty chemicals that damage your skin.
We find synthetic chemicals in many skincare products, even those produced by expensive brands. The longer you apply these harsh chemicals to your skin, the more harm they can do.
At first, your skin may appear smooth and radiant, but before long, it will start to feel dry, sensitive, and unloved.
Some of the bad chemicals to look out for in skincare products are:
-Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
A foaming agent and emulsifier that allows oil and water to mix.
SLS can cause irritation and allergic reactions when it comes into contact with skin. A study found that SLS caused skin irritation in almost 42% of the 1,600 participants.
Avoid it if you have sensitive skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Used to hide undesirable smells and appeals to our senses.
A fragrance is actually a mixture of several dozen ingredients of synthetic or natural origin.
A study reported that fragrances cause allergies, eczema, headaches, and aggravate respiratory problems such as asthma.
A common preservative found in beauty products.
Studies show that parabens are easily absorbed into the bloodstream. They mimic the hormone estrogen, thereby disrupting the normal function of hormone systems.
2. Natural ingredients are full of things that are good for you
In a quality organic skincare range, each ingredient is added for the greater good of your skin. You get all the benefits, without the negative effects of harsh chemical additives.
In the same way that our earth rejuvenates and restores itself each day, these natural skincare products will do the same for your precious skin.
Some stars on the natural ingredient stage are:
*Aloe Vera - reduces the appearance of pigmentation caused by acne and sun exposure.
*Kalahari melon oil - high in Omega 6 & 9, stimulates skin cell growth and regeneration.
*Rosehip oil - increases the production of Collagen, and deeply hydrates the skin.
3. Natural ingredients do not harm the environment
Organic ingredients in skincare products and those used for food are held to the same high standards. They are produced without using harsh pesticides, chemicals, or fertilizers which can contaminate soil and water, killing birds, fish, and beneficial insects.
All ingredients in the Pradiance skincare range are sustainably sourced. We use suppliers who employ ethical farming practices such as good water management and crop rotation. This ensures that the earth's resources will be enjoyed and utilized by generations to come.
4. Natural vegan-friendly products are kind to our furry friends
To date, the European Union, Israel, and India have banned the sale of any cosmetics tested on animals. While this is a huge victory, there is no such ban on testing cosmetics on animals in the U.S.
According to PETA, more than 100 million animals die in the U.S every year in chemical, drug, food, and cosmetic testing.
Is our organic skincare range tested on animals? Absolutely not.
Organic skincare products are considered safe for humans, and so do not need to be tested on innocent creatures.
This makes natural skincare a must for vegans, and others, who are not willing to compromise their beliefs in the pursuit of clear skin.
While many of us do not have the luxury of being in nature every day, we can bring a touch of nature and its healing properties into our everyday skincare routine.
Are you ready to change to a sustainably sourced, ethical, organic skincare routine?
Pradiance is one of the best organic skincare ranges in South Africa.
Click here if you would like to purchase a trial kit for Sensitive or Dehydrated skin types.
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