Big words, fancy packaging and perpetual advertisement may make your favourite products sound effective, but how many of us really know what these products really contain? What we put on our body is just as important as what we put in it!
On our journey to living a healthy lifestyle, we think about watching what we eat; choosing local, clean and organic foods when possible,and making sure to get some movement in. But we often forget to consider skincare, bath, body, or makeup products? Our skin is the largest organ in our body- it absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it! Still, so many of us are completely unaware of what’s inside our products. It is also the most sensitive organ in the body.
A little bit of research into the kinds of chemicals hiding in conventional skin products shows us why it is more of a necessity to switch to natural skin and body care products! Filled with sulphates, mercury, parabens- our day to day products might be doing us more harm than good.
For instance- sulfates are a suspected carcinogen that’s also associated with organ toxicity and birth defects. Synthetic fragrances are known to cause skin and respiratory irritation, triggering allergies, migraines, and asthma attacks. These also contain potential carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, and have been linked to neurotoxicity and birth defects.
Parabens have also been linked to cancer due to their potential developmental, reproductive, and immune toxicity. While it may take a while for these ingredients to get into your bloodstream, don’t underestimate the plethora of health risks associated with them. Before we know it, years of daily accumulation can go from insignificant to a serious health hazard!
If all these reasons are not enough for making the switch to safer, natural and more organic skincare, here’s one more-
Earth Conscious –Choosing organic, biodegradable formulations mean the ingredients have been sourced according to ethical standards and practices.These natural products are way more earth-conscious and centered around healthy, sustainable practices. Choosing clean skin care will help to support the mission of organic farmers and earth-friendly agricultural and production practices. Additionally these products are made by small women’s groups providing them dignified livelihoods and are not tested on animals.
At Bio Basics, we strive to make your switch from synthetic to safe easier. We recommend eliminating the conventional products one by one and switching to non-chemical alternatives. We offer a huge variety of skin, body and hair care products and are happy to guide anyone who faces difficulty with the switch! We also know the producer groups and are in constant touch with them and use your feedback to encourage their product improvement process! So why wait?SHARE it! ... and spread the good word!