There’s hardly a place on Earth where women don’t use makeup and, chances are, this daily necessity is something they aren’t going to ditch. Although wearing makeup does enhance your physical appearance and self-esteem, it may expose you to some health issues. If we know for sure that more than 50% of the products used on skin is absorbed and deposed into the human circulatory system, it comes as no surprise that some ingredients in makeup and personal care products might be linked to severe illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer etc. Luckily, there are all natural, organic makeup and beauty products available on the market nowadays and here are my top 2 reasons why any woman should switch to these healthier alternatives to chemically-produced personal care products.
It’s Rich in Nutrients. Although human skin has a protective barrier which keeps dangerous compounds out of the body, some (or as I mentioned above more than 50% ) ingredients do reach the circulatory system. Organic makeup lovers would say “If you can’t eat your beauty product, don’t even wear it”. For example, all natural makeup usually consists of cocoa butter (leading moisturizer containing essential fatty acids) or some nutrient-rich natural oils in order to provide a more youthful, smoother look. Herbal extracts and seeds, on the other hand, provide antioxidants to inhibit elastase and collagenase (enzymes responsible for breaking down the elasticity and integrity of human skin). For this reason, you can’t go wrong if you use a makeup with herbal extracts and nutritive components as active ingredients.
It’s Eco-Friendly. Conventional makeup and beauty products use petroleum-based ingredients and other dangerous chemicals in their production process. Aluminum, petroleum and lead are rather harsh substances that require extensive mining. As a consequence, the world’s most sensitive (and beautiful) areas are stripped of wildlife and destroyed every day. If you don’t want rain forests in South America and miles of breathtaking lands to be destructed, choose personal care products without Aluminum and petroleum, in the first place. Not only will you prevent yourself to be exposed to these dangerous compounds (linked to Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer), but you’ll also play your own role in saving our planet and its wildlife from extinction.
Many people would agree that beauty comes from glowing health and that makeup and personal care products are just an adjunct. But, when you choose all naturals makeup, you are doing yourself and our planet good. If you would like to go organic when it comes to your beauty products, I would highly recommend AfterGlow Cosmetics. These products are free of irritants such as bismuth oxychloride, paraben and synthetic dyes and they consist of certified organic botanical extracts and minerals.