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The Benefits Of Using Organic Cosmetics

Jun 6, 2008
Our bodies deserve the best treatment we can provide them. Yet, every day, we pummel our bodies with chemicals. The things we eat, drink and breathe contain a massive assortment of foreign compounds that would give us pause were we to actually know the content of what we consume. Some of these chemicals are virtually harmless. They pass through our system causing little damage. Others, once introduced into our bodies, begin wreaking havoc almost immediately. It's ironic then how readily we expose our bodies to chemically-laced cosmetics.

Organic cosmetics exist to give us a choice. No longer are we forced to use products on our faces and bodies that have more chemicals than our household cleansers. We can choose to use natural cosmetics. Below, you'll learn about the 2 primary benefits of using organic cosmetics. We'll also describe what you need to look for when shopping for these products.

Benefit #1: Avoid The Use Of Chemicals

Most cosmetic products contain a diverse collection of chemicals with varying levels of toxicity. You won't notice most of them. They'll be absorbed into your body silently. Some of the most common chemicals include coal tar (a known carcinogen), diethanolamine (disrupts the hormones), lead and mercury. That's merely a small sample. These chemicals are included in most cosmetics under the facade of making you look attractive. In truth, they can gradually strip the skin before being absorbed into your body.

While being exposed once to these chemicals won't harm you, most of us use our cosmetics every day. The daily barrage of compounds causes a build-up in your body. By contrast, using organic cosmetics doesn't leave you vulnerable to the carcinogens, toxins and nanoparticles in conventional products. That means they won't be absorbed into your body.

Benefit #2: Better For The Environment

Think of a car battery. Consider all of the chemicals in that battery. When the battery outlives its useful life, it's unlawful to discard it into the trash. The reason is because the chemicals aren't biodegradable. That is, the environment can't absorb them harmlessly. Many of the chemicals in traditional cosmetics are similar. You may be able to throw old cosmetics in the garbage, but they're still harmful to the environment. Organic cosmetics lack these chemicals. Using them is easier on the environment because they contain ingredients that are biodegradable.

How To Shop For Organic Cosmetics

Because the term "organic" attracts so many people, savvy advertisers slap the term on many products that don't deserve credit. So, when you're shopping for your organic cosmetics, take a few moments and look at the list of ingredients. Make sure they're certifiably organic. The process through which the cosmetics were created should be explained on the packaging. Read it. There's little reason for true organic cosmetic products to contain preservatives, harmful emollients, or colorants. Keep your eyes open so you'll know exactly what you're buying.

Treating Your Body Naturally

Our bodies can handle plenty of abuse. But, that shouldn't be an excuse for introducing hundreds of harmful chemicals into our system needlessly. These chemicals may not have an immediate health impact. But, over time, our daily usage of conventional cosmetics can assault our bodies with foreign compounds. These compounds will have an aggregate effect. After years of allowing these chemicals access to our bodies, there will be an adverse impact. Use organic cosmetics. They're better for you and better for the environment in which you live. Remember, you have the choice. It's time to exercise it.
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