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Be Smart and Wise Up to Organic Skin Care

May 12, 2008
More and more people are choosing organic skincare products over chemical products in an attempt to be ecological and improving the quality of their health and subsequently their lives.

The health of our skin reflects how we look after ourselves. So opting for more natural organic skin care products means our skin remains youthful and radiant for longer and in turn we feel happier within ourselves.

Some reports say a move towards natural and organic will not necessarily impact on our lives. However, there is an overriding argument that applying chemical based skincare products will age our skin. So why not preserve our youth, radiance and beauty and instead go for natural organic skin care products.

In a recent Channel 4 series, How Toxic Are You, punters were assessed on the number of chemicals consumed through the skin through the use of cleansers and moisturisers. Extraordinarily the research revealed how much we take our skin for granted and how oblivious we are of harmful gels, hairsprays, face scrubs, body moisturisers.

Chemical-wary consumers can look out for the some of the nasties which are listed in the tiny printed ingredients list. Talc, a direct carcinogen, has been linked with ovarian cancer. Coal tar dyes are frequently used in cosmetics and lipsticks. Frightening words will jump out at you, words like those ending in -nolamine and -thiazolinone. If you're not sure, make a note and look them up when you get home. By doing your own research into which products contain harmful products and comparing them with organic skincare products for example from the Organic Pharmacy, you will begin to notice the difference.

Next are the contaminants; words to look for end in -chlorine or dioxane which are found in different range of shampoos, hair conditioners, cleansers, lotions, and creams, besides household products such as soaps and cleaning products. High concentrations of surfactants or detergents such as ethoxylated alcohols, polysorbates, and laureths are both inhaled and absorbed through the skin. This is even more evidence to choose organic skin care.

Other carcinogenic elements to watch out for are artificial. Blue 1 and Green 3 are shown to cause cancer when taken internally and applied to the skin. Heavy metal impurities are present in some artificial coal tar colours including arsenic and lead which are again carcinogenic.

Phthalates found in hair sprays, perfume and nail polishes and skin moisturisers are commonly used to soften plastic. Research indicates that these chemicals disrupt the hormones and are linked to premature breast development in young girls and interference with reproductive development of male foetuses. When you next go to beauty counters look for organic natural skin care which will minimise your intake of these chemicals.

The occurrence of breast cancer has been linked to parabens which are a group of artificial preservatives. Also sodium lauryl sulphates in skin care products are shown to be irritable to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract and may damage the liver, lungs and immune system. Depression and dermatitis are linked to glycols are present in many skin care products. The list is endless, for now understand how carcinogens are responsible for disrupting your body. Before splurge out on that new lipstick or moisturiser, consider whether there's an organic skincare option.
About the Author
Do you know your phthalates from your laureths? By choosing organic skin care products, you're making a healthier choice for you. Organicskintreats.com is a website dedicated to providing impartial reviews on the organic skin care industry.
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