2016 is the Year of Natural Skincare

01.05.2016

I’m here to tell you why natural is better and why switching to natural skincare products should be at the top of your new years resolution list!

The obsession of natural skincare is becoming a trend in recent history. More and more people are buying from the natural or organic aisle and even making at-home DIY recipes in replace of their current products.

The available data and statistics out there about current skincare brands and their chemically laden products are right at consumers fingertips. People are becoming more aware of what is actually packed into their products. Marketing tactics and pretty packaging can only go so far. The real hidden truth behind all of these big brand companies is quite eye-opening.

Did you know that the average woman wears 515 chemicals A DAY?! We absorb up to 60% of what we put on our skin. (Children absorb 40-50% more than adults.) From lipstick to foundation to shampoo to hairspray, a woman is essentially covering herself in chemicals everyday. Even when you think you aren’t, you are. So you didn’t wear makeup today or do your hair? But you did just wash your face with this cleanser. Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Mannitol, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose, Met

Check out the ingredients list. This cleanser has a bunch of ingredients I can’t even pronounce and also contains parabens and micro-beads. (Micro-beads are tiny plastic beads used for exfoliating, they are harmful to the environment and unnecessary for your skincare. Use natural sugar instead.) Fragrance was added for pleasure and sodium laureth sulfate was added for no other purpose but to make the cleanser suds up. It has been found that sodium laureth sulfate is actually a skin irritant and so are non-natural fragrance additives. I’m not educated enough to tell you what the rest of these ingredients do or don’t do for your skin but I can say that they are not necessary to get your face clean. This cleanser is just one example from the face wash aisle. There are many, many more with the same flashy packaging that are filled with chemicals.

The real truth is that these skincare products are packed with chemicals that could be potentially harmful to your health and they aren’t even necessary to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Research has solid evidence that these toxic chemicals in skincare products can be the cause of a number of health concerns including:

  • Skin allergies
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Birth defects
  • Reproductive problems
  • Learning disabilities

It is important that we start eliminating some of these toxic chemicals from our daily routine. Take a look at the image below. The face wash from above compared to an all-natural face wash from Lemongrass Spa. Look at the ingredients!

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Mannitol, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose, (1).jpg

Maybe it’s just me, but I would rather be able to pronounce and recognize the ingredients I am putting on my skin!

If you’re not ready to stray from your beloved face wash, try taking smaller steps by substituting your lotion for an all-natural one or start using an all-natural lip balm instead of your drugstore brand. Little steps count! Wouldn’t you rather decrease the number of chemicals you expose yourself to from 500+ to less than 200 and maybe eventually be chemical-free?! It’s possible when you switch to an all-natural skincare line like Lemongrass Spa.

Refresh your skincare routine by adding these fresh, clean and natural products and replacing those chemically-laden products. Contact me today to learn more about making the switch! Host a spa party and earn free products! Ask me more at haleyquade@gmail.com

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