Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients for the products you put on your body and hair? Unfortunately, many of those ingredients are things we can't even pronounce, let alone understand how they're created or where they come from.
Here, five reasons natural ingredients and green beauty products should be your only option when taking care of your body.
1. Antioxidants & Anti-Aging
Many natural oils, like grapeseed oil and rose petals, are full of antioxidants, which are known for their anti-aging properties and can be an amazing substitute for the chemical-filled anti-aging products on the market.
Many oils are high in vitamin E, which aids in the reduction of fine lines, scars and spots, and may smooth out your skin over time.
Excessive breakouts can age the skin, but oils like hazelnut can reduce the likelihood of breakouts, therefore reducing the chances of aging the skin. Hazelnut oil can also eliminate free radicals which ultimately reverses the aging process.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Do you wake up in the morning with puffy eyes even after spending $70 for a special under-eye cream? You don't have to spend that kind of money to see a reduction in puffiness if you know what you're looking for.
Beeswax, pure honey, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and even castor oil can strengthen the skin, reduce puffiness and swelling, and can be used as an anti-irritant to calm distressed or severely dry skin.
These benefits aren't only for under your eyes, though. Your whole body can benefit from a reduction in irritation and puffiness. Anti-inflammatory products should be used on a daily basis to allow your body to focus on attending to other areas that may need more attention like sore muscles, emotions and stress.
3. Reduction Of Skin Conditions
Many skin conditions can be caused by reactions to products, ingredients and severe dryness. The use of 100% natural products can reduce these irritations, the chance of developing a chronic allergy to one of the chemicals and even soothe and decrease the skin condition itself.
Coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil and lavender essential oil are great ingredients to clear up skin conditions related to allergens and severe dryness.
4. Antibacterial & Antimicrobial Properties
Coconut oil, sea salt, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, castor oil and beeswax all contain anti-bacterial and/or anti-microbial properties. These ingredients are amazing for the skin and the added layer of protection against bacteria you're getting make these a no-brainer.
5. Natural Vitamins & Minerals
Throughout the day, your skin goes through serious wear-and-tear so it probably needs a bit more loving than we usually show it. Using exfoliants like pink himalayan sea salt — the purest of sea salts — can replenish vitamins and revitalize your skin. Other ingredients like cocoa butter, aloe vera juice, sweet almond butter and coconut oil can restore the vitamins and minerals you wash away with chemical-filled body wash.
Adding vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory/anti-irritant and anti-aging properties to your daily regimen can make a difference in your life, both in the way you look and feel. When you look good on the outside, you feel better on the inside. It's never too late to start taking care of your skin, and with the unmatchable benefits natural products have, there is no reason why you should wait any longer.