Why are so many people switching to organic beauty products instead of the standard products available in the market? Same reason why people are opting for organic food. It’s healthier, cleaner and definitely safer for you and the environment.
You have to realize your skin absorbs almost everything you put on it. Ingredients such as phthalates, parabens and synthetic fragrances cause problems like allergic reactions, endocrine disruption and chemical sensitivity. By using an organic skincare brand or a brand that mostly uses organic ingredients, you can easily filter out potential toxins and irritants that damage your skin.
A pro-tip we’d like to give you here would be that switch to organic products slowly and not all at once. Start with your body skin first and then move to your facial skin.
The second pro-tip would be to identify your skin type first and then select your organic products. This matters a lot as using an oil producing product on top of skin that is oily itself will only cause damage. Just remember that because the first organic product you test out does not work as efficiently, does really not indicate that organic face products are not for you! It just simply means that you haven’t found the right one yet. Taking the skin-type approach can really help you figure out which product is most suitable for you.
If your Skin Type is Normal:
If your skin type is normal, and you (touchwood) don’t struggle with inflammation, dryness, redness, immediate allergic reactions, or dullness. The basic routine for your skin should revolve around cleansing it every night and providing it with enough moisture and using a sunscreen. Exfoliating once or twice a week is important as it will keep cell turnover healthy and allow different products to be absorbed deep into your skin more effectively.
For such a routine and skin type, buy organic ingredients with the following ingredients:
Jojoba and sesame oil
Zinc Oxide (for the sun protection)
If your Skin Type is Oily:
If your skin is too oily or you suffer from acne, it means that sebum is getting trapped in your pores and your sebaceous glands are over active. A pro-tip here would be that you must of course start with the root cause. Diet, stress levels, and hormones may be the main issue, however, you can counter some of the skin issues by using organic products. A few natural ingredients to use if you have oily skin are:
Black cumin seed oil
Essential oils of lavender, cajeput, thyme
If your Skin Type is Dry:
If your skin is dry and patchy or you often get dry patches here and there, it may be because you have a lot of dead skin cells stuck in your pores and you are not providing enough hydration to your skin.
A few organic ingredients to look for while buying your products would be:
Borage seed oil