Many of you are still using soap, body washes, and other items that are chock-full of ingredients you can’t pronounce. Why? No, for real, why? All-natural soap is not just a trend to hit the market, it’s a trend that will be here to stay. Why will it stick around, you ask? Because of the benefits of what all-natural soap (and other all-natural products) you get by using the products. This article will cover the benefits of transitioning to an all-natural soap product line. Obviously, when you pair the soap with other all-natural products, such as a toner and serum, the benefits continue to compound. These five benefits are in no particular order or ranking,
1. Switching to all-natural soap improves your skin’s health.
This one is just so obvious. Your skin isn’t a fan of chemicals. If you’ve struggled with finding a soap that doesn’t irritate your skin, then you need to look into an all-natural soap. One way our skin can acquire nutrients, besides eating, is through your skin. This is also known as transdermal. According to healthywomen.org, your skin absorbs up to 60% of the substances you put on your skin. YIKES! So if your skin is irritated just by the mere touch of some of the chemically-full soaps, think of how it may be affecting your bloodstream, which ultimately affects your hormones, allergies, and overall well-being. People with sensitive skin may not actually have sensitive skin, your skin may just be reacting to the chemicals in the product. Natural plant products tend to be more soothing for some skin types and can be more effective.
- The “Unknowns”
Fragrance. Seems like a simple ingredient, right? WRONG. If fragrance is listed, it can be a cocktail of chemicals and ingredients. The FDA does not require companies to disclose what is in a company’s “fragrance,” because it is considered a “trade secret.” So, the synthetic chemicals (such as phthalates, which are used to make the fragrance last longer) are hidden inside a vague term. So it may be a trade secret of chemicals and potential irritants used to make up the product. Why take a chance with the unknown?
- Short-term rewards mean long-term benefits
Natural soaps are the best choice for the long-term health benefits of your skin. Traditional “detergent-based” soaps contain active preservative agents that prevent moisture from penetrating the skin. That doesn’t sound terrible, but repeated action of drying out your skin ultimately will wreak havoc in the long-term. Dry skin is not something to take lightly. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Keeping it healthy can better protect the internal organs, as it acts as the first barrier. Keeping it excessively dry weakens the skin. When it weakens, the skin loses elasticity and can split more easily. Eventually, cracks can deepen, bleed, and become problematic. These cracks can lead to infections if left untreated. Ultimately, choosing a natural and organic-based soap can help moisturize your skin, allowing it to maintain elasticity and prevent further long-term consequences.
- Clean Skin is not the only benefit
When natural soaps contain 100% organic natural ingredients, there are other benefits other than clean skin. Pure botanical oils pack a powerful punch. Botanical oils can be antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and have numerous other valuable health-promoting properties and nutrients. The list of what they can do seems to be endless. (Have you read about using Essential lemon oil to stop nosebleeds? Saaayy whaaaat?! Check that article out here). Why would you want to cut these little punches of power out from your skincare routine? You don’t. Also how amazing are the benefits of clay?! The rich mineral content of clay allows for rejuvenation of skin while exfoliating, removing oil, dirt, and debris while promoting glowing, smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin.
Yes, just a one-word answer there. Earth. The chemicals in traditional detergent soaps that wreak havoc on your body also can wreak havoc on our planet. Washing those chemicals down the drain, into our water supply, is not doing the Earth any favors. These same chemicals in skincare have been found in numerous rivers, lakes, and other water sources. These, in turn, affect the ecosystem, such as algae, amphibians, and other land mammals. It’s a vicious cycle. Choosing a natural and organic-based soap and skincare line helps maintain a healthy you and a healthy Earth.
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Cite yo’ sources:
1. News Medical/Life Sciences - Effects of Dry Skin -https://www.news-medical.net/health/Effects-of-Dry-Skin.aspx
2. Healthy Women - WHat’s Hiding In Your Soap- https://www.healthywomen.org/content/blog-entry/whats-hiding-your-soap-four-toxic-ingredients-avoid
Dermatologic Benefits of a Botanical Oil-Based Skin Care Regimen - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 70, Issue 5, AB30