Going organic with your skincare - Our Daily Green

Monday, July 28, 2014

Going organic with your skincare

Your skin is the most delicate part of your body. To keep is soft and looking great, you probably use a variety of body washes, soaps, cleansers and lotions. However, do you know what you are really putting on your skin? If you are not using products that are labeled organic, you may be adding harmful chemicals to your body. Over time, these may even cause issues with your skin's look and feel. Shopping organic can keep your beauty routine natural and healthy.

What to Avoid

When you are shopping for organic products, there are a few ingredients you will want to avoid. Even if the product is labeled as organic, you will still want to make sure that some of these ingredients are not listed on the product. Some ingredients you should always avoid in body washes, soaps and lotions include parabens, sulfates, phthalates and propylene glycol. Many of these ingredients are linked to health issues that can, over time, cause disease in humans. If you want to do your best to avoid these products, shopping organic may be the way to go.

What to Expect in an Organic Product

In an organic body product, you should expect to see a number of ingredients that come from natural sources. Some of the best skin-loving ingredients include aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oils, fruit oils and flower extracts. Not only do these do great things for your skin, they can also contribute to great scent varieties in these products. You should also be able to see clearly on the packaging which ingredients are organically sourced so you can make an informed decision as a consumer.

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Because these natural products are generally safe, it is important to note that many organic products have multiple uses. A body wash, for example, is great for your skin but can also be used to clean clothing, your hair and other items.

If you are interested in using more organic beauty products, you can buy organic body wash, lotions and other items that will give you the skin benefits you are looking for without harsh chemicals or additives. It can be a great option for you and your whole family.


Thank you to today's sponsor for reminding us why it is important to know what we are putting on our skin. 
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