Why Natural Skincare?
We know that you are fully aware that your skin is the largest organ in your body working to protect your body from outside impurities (everybody took a science class in middle school). We like to think that skin is kind of like a ninja..no, not some impenetrable force fighting off the bad things in the environment with nun-chucks or a big stick no one really knows what to call. Your skin is definitely not impenetrable. However, it is fully able to be protected with the proper care and nutrition. If you fed your ninja skin (bear with us here) all kinds of junk food, sugary soda drinks, or anything else that you know is not healthy, would you expect him to put up the best front against evil environmental hazards? No, of course not, in order for anyone to operate at an optimal level we need the proper nourishment.
Quick Skincare Facts:
HYDRATION: We all know we need water to keep us hydrated on the inside but did you know that your skin needs it to stay hydrated also? Hydration is key to keeping that beautiful baby skin glow we work so hard to sustain. It also removes the toxins from our bodies that we may ingest or soak up in our skin.
MOISTURIZE: Seems like it may be a little redundant but its not. Oils, Serums, and Lotions help to seal in the water in your skin after bathing. Just imagine its like a moisture locking system that should be maintained daily.
PROTECTION: Being outside is great for not only your Vitamin D intake but also your mood! Problem being that if you spend too much time in the sun that it can lead to premature aging, skin cancer, etc from the UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun. Making sure that you have a high-SPF sunscreen coating yours skin before exposing it to sunlight is incredibly important!
Now all that being said, subjecting your skin to harsh chemicals from non-natural products is just as bad as not protecting your skin against the sun! Your skin is already working to keep the stuff out. Subjecting it to moisturizer that may not be natural can lead to the body soaking in those additional chemicals from the products that you use (that is like your skin ninja trying to combat multiples at the same time!). I know, I know, you keep thinking that "All lotions have to be safe in order for them to be sold in stores, right?" NOPE! That is not necessarily true. The FDA does not regulate the ingredients that are added to personal care products. Not to mention the fact that some of the ingredients that traditional skincare products use could contribute to additional health/skin issues some of which could include increased risks for cancers.
Natural skincare products that are responsibly made are strong foundations to keep you in a safer and healthier lifestyle pattern. Plus, they are better for the environment too! On top of maintaining proper nutrition, good sleep, moderate exercise and hydration, natural skincare is imperative to the radiant skin and healthy glow we all love!
If you haven't tried a natural skincare product yet we can lead you in the right direction to start! We created our Soothe and Calm Lotion from all natural, gentle ingredients. We never test on animals, free from Gluten and other allergens or irritants, vegan, GMO-free too! The luxurious texture and aroma will have you feeling renewed and looking radiant!
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.