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Going Organic For Earth Day: Benefits
Organic Skincare – we have all heard about it, but how many of you are actually using products that are certified organic? Well, today I want to talk about the benefits of Organic Skincare. First, it is important to note that not everything labeled “Organic” is going to be some sort of magic skin-saving potion. Look for brands that have great reputations for their efficacy. I can’t tell you how many brands take advantage of the term “organic” to market less-than-satisfactory products to customers. So like anything else, you must always do your research first!
There are a number of reasons why I like organic skincare. First, it is free of most
When you pick the right brands
I especially recommend organic products to people who have sensitive skin, or rosacea. Many people don’t know why typical brands are irritating their skin, but the answer is pretty simple: chemicals, dyes, parabens, and fragrances are all potential irritants. Yes, there are plenty of people whose skin can handle all of those things, but I have also seen clients who were immediate converts after making the switch. Yes, the purer the product, the fewer the ingredients, the smaller the chances of having a negative reaction!
I am sure many of you are wondering if there are any cons to going to organic route. And of course, I am going to give you the honest truth! There is one really big concern that is totally in your control: many companies are labeling their products as “natural” or “made with organic ingredients”. This does not mean that the product is a true organic product! Always read the ingredients and do your research. For a product to qualify as “organic”, it must have at least 95% organic ingredients.
One more thing to note is that organic ingredients have a shorter shelf life in comparison to non-organic big brands. Typically 1-2 years unopened. I would suggest refreshing your opened products every 6-12 months.
SHOULD YOU MAKE THE SWITCH?
Ultimately the choice of whether or not you should switch to organic is up to you! I am a huge fan of natural and organic skincare, and always will be.