Recent studies have shown that some of the cosmetics we use on a daily basis can carry carcinogenic ingredients, as well as hormone disruptors! I don't know about you, but I certainly don't need anything messing up my hormones! Each time you use a cosmetic, your body can absorb up to 60% of the ingredient you are applying to your skin, and as a result, you are causing chemical build-up inside your body, which can eventually lead to health problems. Some of the products we use are also so new, that there is no guarantee as to the long-term affects it will have on our bodies. Spray tan, anyone? No, thanks!!
Going organic doesn't have to be just about food - you can also use organic cosmetics that are not only safe for the environment, but safe for your body too! Using organic cosmetics will hep you reduce the amount of chemicals your body absorbs and fights off daily. You will also reduce the risk of potential allergies with specific lotions, fragrances or dyes. Regular deodorants can sometimes contain aluminum, which has been linked to breast cancer in some women.
In order for a cosmetic to be organic, 95% of the item's ingredients must be organic. By buying organic cosmetics, you can rest assured that you can avoid the use of artificial preservatives, chemicals and protect against animal testing. Most ingredients in organic cosmetics are also produced via organic agriculture. Organic cosmetics are known to have a higher content of vitamins and minerals as they are derived from nutrient rich resources. By using organic cosmetics, you can rest assured that your body will be protected from unexpected rashes, dry skin, allergic reactions and the risk of cancer or immune system problems.
Take a moment today to read the ingredients on the cosmetics you use on your body daily...you might just think twice about putting on that moisturizer tonight before bed! Before buying a new product, look for the certified organic seal and feel safe about what you are buying.