Why Swim in a Chemical Soup With Your Skincare? Choose Organic!

Ever come across a pool of murky water in the wild, muddy with greenish gunk bobbing on the surface? An inviting place to swim? Or a scummy pond you’d run horrified from if someone splashed a drop of it onto you?
Why wouldn’t you want to wash your face in the gunk full of questionable pollution? Many people routinely slather their faces with all manner of similarly polluted creams and cleansers. They may be clean, as in sterile, but the chemicals in them have an uncertain, at best, effect on us.
Whoa! Am I seriously comparing conventional skin care with pond scum? Not at all. But you have to admit that with ingredients like sodium hydroxymethyglycinate and chlorphenesin, what you’re putting on your face is just as much a mystery as the ingredients in that yucky pond. That’s why I’m all for using the best organic beauty products available.
You ingest things — food, drink, etc. through your digestive tract when you eat. Your skin is another intake mechanism, and whatever you put on the outside of your skin is absorbed and ends up on your inside. It can either nourish, be inert, or harmful. It’s no secret we want what will nourish us to be allowed in the body.
Using skin care and cosmetics formed of eight or ten syllable ingredients whose effects you don’t know is not ideal. Is it worse than eating food chockfull of preservatives, artificial colors and flavors? Sadly, no. Both organic food and organic skin care are recommended. Giving your body what nourishes it, from the outside and the inside will produce more vibrant health.
How does this sound? “Let’s all have some diazolidinyl urea!” Yummm! No? If you don’t want to put it in your body, think again about putting it on the skin. This diazolidinyl urea is a preservative. It can release formaldehyde in very small amounts, and can cause contact dermatitis. I remember formaldehyde from dissecting a frog in high school biology and I shudder at the thought of coming into contact with it again!
And, that’s one of the milder effects synthetic chemicals found in beauty care products can produce. Synthetic fragrances often have phthalates. These chemicals stabilize fragrances and have been found to be endocrine disruptors. What does that mean? According to Wikipedia endocrine disruptors are, “chemicals that interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system in animals, including humans. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors. Birth defects, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder…” and several other pretty scary things.
But, do we need to worry? It’s not as if we’re taking a bath in the stuff, right? As a matter of fact… wrong! Any bubble bath or body wash made with synthetic ingredients could have the stuff in it. One or two baths here or there probably won’t do us any harm our bodies can’t repair, but when you think of using that product every day for years, as well as all the other cleansers, lotions, hair care products, and so on that have these and other questionable ingredients, it’s no wonder the rates of the above listed conditions have skyrocketed over the years. We can’t put our finger on any one thing, maybe, at least, I can’t, but the constant onslaught of synthetic chemicals on our bodies is bound to have a negative effect.
I’m not a scientist. I haven’t done research, though I have read about the subject. But, doesn’t it just make sense? If you want improved health and well-being put, not only in but on your body, those things that will nourish it. It’s not necessary to wait for 30 or 40 years to see what develops. Avoid the danger in the first place, and use the best organic skin care, body care, hair care — the best organic beauty care products you can find.

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