Why is Clean Beauty Important?
When you think of clean beauty what comes to mind? There are many influencers, YouTubers, and even brands who tell you what clean beauty is, but at its core, clean beauty is beauty without compromising your skin by putting harsh and toxic ingredients on your skin. When you dive into the world of clean beauty you have to do your due diligence, many companies are simply going to tell you what you want to hear to sell you a product. True clean beauty products are free from potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances just to name a few. They are made with plant-based ingredients, responsibly sourced, and humanly tested. Clean beauty is natural, toxin-free beauty (Young Living, 2020).
Clean beauty products are to support health instead of compromising it. We know sometimes it may be difficult to understand what kind of ingredients are in your products, but it is always a good idea to perhaps Google the ingredient or simply send an email to the brand asking them to let you know what that particular ingredient is. Without this knowledge, it is easy to fall victim to products that can still sport the clean beauty logo but have ingredients in them that can be considered harmful to your skin and body. For example, you want to be on the lookout for the hormone endocrine disruptors, including phthalates.
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Think of it this way, nothing you put on your hair, skin, and face should have a negative impact on your hormones, since it could potentially increase your risk of growth of cancerous cells. While the price point for some of these products can be a bit scary, it is important to note that the best, most natural, yet effective compounds cost more to source. All in all, you are getting more bang for your buck. Don’t skimp out what’s most important – your overall health and that is what clean beauty helps to accomplish.
But what if I have not yet been impacted by any of the products I’ve been using, that is not considered “clean or natural beauty”?
Remember, small doses add up. For many chemicals, a single exposure is unlikely to cause serious harm, but over time, small doses can and do add up. Additionally, some chemicals can be more harmful in combination with other chemicals. The impacts of these chemicals may not be apparent for years. It is always best to work hand in hand with a professional to help determine the best course of action for your overall skincare regime. Handpicked from our catalog are the three acne mini-collections, each grouped with products that are safe to use together to achieve the best results.
Pro tip: Your skin can absorb 60% of what you put on and can reach your bloodstream in 26 seconds.
It is not illegal to put false claims on products such as, “natural”, “clean”, “organic” etc. therefore, there are several brands who can get away with claiming that their products are safe to use, when truly they are not. This is why checking the ingredients list is so crucial. In the U.S. we have only banned 11 harmful chemicals from our beauty products. Where in Europe, they have banned 1,328 (this number may have increased) harmful chemicals (www.safecosmetics.org, 2020).
While it may not be easy to simply toss out your beauty products and run to the drugstore to stack up on clean beauty products, it is wise to start small. One category at a time: haircare, skincare, make-up, and nail care. Give yourself a challenge, it is a new year after all, and make it your mission to change something that will heavily benefit your health in the near future.
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