There has been a recent boost in popularity of natural skin care and beauty products. Natural skin care products use natural ingredients, making them safer and lowering your risk of skin problems, such as eczema, cancer, and more. Natural skin care products are made from plants and herb extracts and other natural ingredients.

The beauty industry is unregulated, meaning that the ingredients found in many beauty and skin care products may contain chemicals that could cause harm to you and your skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to approve the ingredients found in personal care items, which means you may be using products full of very harmful ingredients.

At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we understand how much these ingredients can affect your skin and your health. In previous blogs, we have talked about ingredients to avoid and good ingredients to look for in your skin care products. While these both will give you a ton of information that will help you find healthier skin care products, we wanted to take a moment to talk about natural skin care products.

If you have been interested in learning more about the benefits of natural skin care products, this blog will go over a few! Read on to learn more.

Less Chemicals

One of the biggest benefits of using natural skin care products is to reduce the amount of chemicals you are exposing yourself to. While some of these chemicals may not be harmful, others can lead to reproductive problems, higher risks of cancer, and skin issues. An article from Kaiderma Skin Care mentions that women put about 168 chemicals on their skin daily and men are exposed to about 85 chemicals daily. Even if you follow a simple beauty routine, you can be exposed to a ton of different chemicals everyday. This is why natural skin care products are becoming more and more popular.

Less Irritation

Some people find their skin to be easily irritated by different skin care products. The chemicals, artificial colors, and other ingredients in skin care products can cause different skin irritations. If you notice your skin becomes red, irritated, itching, and gets breakouts after using certain products, you may want to avoid those products and switch to a natural alternative. Natural skin care products can help to minimize irritations and help your skin remain healthy and radiant.

Better For Your Body

While natural skin care products will be better for your skin, they can also be beneficial for your overall health. Many of the products you apply to your skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. If you are using products with harmful chemicals and they are being absorbed by the bloodstream, your entire body can be negatively affected. Studies have found that commercial skin care products and other beauty products can affect the immune system, nervous system, reproductive system, and more. If you want to be healthier overall, switching to natural skin care products is a great place to start.

Natural Smells

Natural skin care products have the beautiful scent of the natural ingredients that are made with. Other skin care products and beauty products use artificial fragrances, which are used to cover up the smell of chemicals. This is only adding more chemicals to an already strong concoction. These fragrances can cause headaches, and may even cause skin irritation. When you choose natural skin care products, you will be able to enjoy the natural scent of essential oils and other natural ingredients, like herbs and other plants. This will be a delight to your nose and gentle on your skin.

Better Results

Since natural skin care products do not cause as much irritation, they will provide you with better results. People with sensitive skin may have reactions to different beauty products, leaving their skin red, itchy, and irritated. If your skin care products are leaving your skin with reactions like this, they are not doing their job. Natural skin care products are much less likely to cause irritation, allowing them to do their job and show better results. While some natural ingredients may still cause some irritation (simply because people are allergic to different things) they are more likely to provide you with the results you want. Natural ingredients are better quality, which means that you will be able to enjoy better results.

Eco-Friendly

Products that are not made naturally are full of chemicals as we have already discussed. These chemicals are harmful to you, so how do you think they affect the environment? When they are washed down the drain they have a negative impact on the planet. When they are being produced, they have a negative impact. When the ingredients are mined, they have a negative impact. Natural ingredients are generally organically grown and harvested, having a better impact on the environment, as well as your skin.

There are many benefits to natural skin care products. If you have been curious about whether or not switching to natural products will be worth it, we assure you it will! Your skin will be happier, your body healthier, and you will be helping to protect the environment. Natural skin care products offer many different benefits. One thing to note is that natural beauty is different than clean beauty. In a future blog, we will talk about clean beauty!

At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we know that skin care products are important for happy and healthy skin, but you do not have to use products that are packed full of harmful chemicals. Switch to natural and see if you notice the positive difference! You can also schedule an appointment for a skin consultation to learn more about your skin and what types of products you need for healthy and radiant skin. Our dermatologists will help determine what your skin needs and what types of products you should add to your skin care routine. Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have about natural skin care products or how to best care for your skin!