Why Buy Organic Skin Care?
Our skin is the largest organ of our body. Yet most of the time unknowingly we pollute, damage and toxify it on a daily basis. In this article I will talk about the need for organic skin care by pointing out some harmful ingredient that you should keep an eye out for. And also it is important to remember not all organic skin care or natural skin care products are safe, become informed and become a label reader to help yourself and your health.
The substance sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a very popular ingredient in most shampoos. In addition to its terrible effects on your detoxification and immune systems, SLS has been shown to wear out hair follicles and retard hair growth. It has even been claimed to result in premature hair loss. The material Safety Data Sheet provided by the US government states that exposure to SLS can result in coughing, burning, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, nausea, headache and vomiting. It has been reported by the American College of Toxicology that SLS stays in the body for up to five days and will continue a residual level in the liver, heart, lungs and brain.
While there are a number of natural alternatives available that will beautify and clean you far better than these chemical and toxic concoctions, the manufacturers that produce personal care products will not use them because it will be of increased financial cost and disrupt their profits. They even attempt to hide their cheap nasty chemicals with very small amounts of natural ingredients which they display prominently on the product label.
If you make the decision that you do not want to give your hard earned paycheck to a manufacturer that wants to deceive you and tell you lies, you will find out that replacing your current toxic products with substances that promote good vital health is a very difficult task. It does not matter what it says on the package label, there are literally no products in any of the big discount stores, normal supermarkets, or pharmacies or drugstores that are not stocked with health compromising chemicals.
Your chance to find a good organic skin care product will be better at a health food market. But even then, you can not just go in and buy what you see at your first glance. Many products that are marketed as ‘all natural’ contain many toxic ingredients. The large chain Whole Foods publishes a list of ingredients that are not allowed in the foods they sell, however many of these ingredients are allowed and contained in the personal care products. Apparently toxins entering your body through your skin instead of your mouth is OK.
Make a start on your journey of health today by choosing organic skin care. You may start slowly by introducing one product at a time or you may just do it all in one go. The most important thing is that now you are informed about a better health choice.