What Is Natural Skincare?

There’s no better way to practise a bit of self-care than by looking after your skin. Once you’ve washed, exfoliated, oiled and moisturised, you feel like a brand-new person, ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at you.

But the health and beauty arena is vast and wide, so it can be very tricky indeed to decide which products are best for you and your skin type, what ingredients to go for, how much to use, what combinations of products work well together… the list goes on and on! 

With so much choice available to us these days, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little paralysed. How are you supposed to know where to spend your money?

If you’re looking for a change and want to ensure you’re giving your skin everything it needs, you might want to investigate the benefits of going natural with your skincare products.

When you go natural with your skincare regime, you’re simply removing anything that contains harsh or synthetic chemicals, fragrances and dyes that can potentially cause irritation and sensitivity. 

Many people find that going au naturel delivers all sorts of wonderful benefits for their skin because they’re less exposed to potentially damaging ingredients. It’s also worth noting that natural products can be even more effective than chemical-based options, because they retain a closer link to the natural compounds found in your body and skin.

If you’ve been using chemical-based products and have experienced certain reactions like increased sensitivity and irritation, this could well indicate that natural products might be a good route for you. Natural ingredients are typically more gentle on the skin and you’re less likely to have allergic reactions, which is a very real win!

Something else to bear in mind, particularly if you’re something of an eco-warrior, is that natural skincare can also be kinder to the environment, as well as to your skin. 

Traditional beauty products often contain ingredients that have the potential to cause damage to Mother Earth (such as perfumes and hairsprays, which release volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere). But you can get around this quickly and easily by adopting a more natural approach to skincare.

Key ingredients to avoid when shopping for products with a view to going natural include sulphates, parabens and phthalates. All of these can be very harsh on your skin indeed and have even been linked to a range of different health concerns, so you can prioritise your overall health and wellbeing by looking after your skin. It’s a win-win!

To get started with your new product line, take it easy at first and use a small amount so you can judge just how much your skin requires. You may find that products are a bit richer than you’re used to and a little goes a long way… another added benefit of choosing natural products. They represent an excellent return on investment!

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