Nothing’s better than scooping out a handful of fruity, refreshing body scrub at the end of a long work day. The problem is, a lot of body scrubs these days are more harmful to you than good. They’re usually very harsh on the skin, stripping it of its natural oils and causing nasty irritation. Of course, those plastic microbeads are just totally bad for the environment, ending up eaten by aquatic life or polluting our waterways.
If you’ve been using the usual commercial skin products, you may have experienced your pores becoming all clogged up with the oil buildup. This is the primary reason you should regularly exfoliate your face (once or twice a week is good). Not only does this clean up your pores, but it also eliminates your dead skin cells, giving rise to newer, more attractive skin. Without a doubt, exfoliation is an important part of any effective beauty regimen, but what about those harmful chemicals commonly found in mainstream body scrubs?
The solution is easy: go for organic. Here are specific reasons to do that:
Adults typically expose themselves to around 168 hazardous chemicals everyday, from phthalates to sodium lauryl suphate to parabens and more, all common ingredients found in cosmetic and body care products. These are all carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents.
High Absorbance of Skin
It’s so easy for your skin to absorb everything it is exposed to. Your deodorant, skin lotion, hair color – all of these find their way into your bloodstream like you actually swallowed them. As we all know, these things are chemical-laden and therefore bad for your health.
High Cancer, Autism and Birth Defect Rates
This is no mystery, considering the huge amount of toxins that the general population is exposed to because of their daily use of cosmetic and personal care products.
Growing Infertility in Women
Based on a major study, pregnant women and those of child-bearing age have more tendency to be infertile or have defective reproductive systems because they are constantly exposed to common chemical ingredients.
According to studies that examined umbilical cord blood, unborn babies can carry up to 232 different chemicals in their systems. This proves that children start being exposed to these chemicals in vitro, and may have to deal with the consequences for a lifetime.
Absence or Lack of Safety Testing
Many mainstream body care products, including body scrubs, do not undergo safety testing. In fact, only a total of 9 ingredients were banned or restricted by the FDA in the last 67 years.
Organic Just Works Better
Lastly, organic body products work better simply because they have no ingredients that can disturb your body’s natural harmony. Long as you’re certain that the product is organic, it’s the best you can get.