3 Easy ways to switch to Clean and Toxic-Free Products
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Many persons may think trying to find out more information on the ingredients used to make our skincare products is a bit much. However, if you are an individual who has been using the same types or brands of products for years, then doing your due diligence is necessary and your responsibility to your health.
Many of the skincare products that we use daily contain harmful and toxic substances that negatively affect the environment and human beings. Thankfully, more awareness has resulted in major companies and other key industry players, making the necessary adjustments to include more natural ingredients in their skincare products.
However, while many consumers are aware that making the switch to clean and toxic-free products is the best choice for general health and wellness, many are unsure how to do so. If you also have this challenge, we have listed three easy ways to help make the selection much more straightforward.
Many companies and businesses have already made a complete switch to all-natural and toxic-free products; however, it is still ill-advised to head out and purchase products from any random brand. We still need to be mindful that while these products may be toxic-free, they may contain ingredients that can cause allergies. S. Manjula Jegasothy, MD, dermatologist, and founder of Miami Skin Institute stated, "This is often a sign you're allergic to it", concerning skincare products that may cause irritations. Hence, researching products that we are interested in purchasing is extremely important to avoid experiencing allergic reactions and other long term health complications.
2. Start with the product you use daily.
When you are ready to start researching the best clean and toxin-free alternatives for skincare, an ideal place to start would be with our favorite moisturizer or cleanser. Moisturizers and cleansers that we use daily would most likely be affordable and easy to locate. Before you run out of these items, pop into the store and browse the shelves for natural alternatives. If the store has a sales representative that is knowledgeable on the products, speak to them, and enlist their help in locating and purchasing healthier products.
3. Familiar Selection
You can't make party snacks and not have guacamole! Avocado also provides skincare benefits, and avocado oil extracted from the pulp of avocados is currently being used in various skincare products, especially face masks and scrubs.
Likewise, many of the natural skincare products available on the market today are plant-based and contain extracts from fruits and vegetables that we consume daily. The main benefits reported for plant extracts, used in skincare, include antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and tyrosinase inhibition effect, was started in a research conducted by authors Ana Sofia Ribeiro, Marilene Estanqueiro, M. Beatriz Oliveira, and José Manuel Sousa Lobo.
Because of this, natural skincare options have become very competitive and vast. However, the selection process is much more comfortable and familiar when we select products that contain healthy ingredients that are familiar. This familiarity will reduce the chances of feeling overwhelmed when we are switching to clean and toxin-free products.
As ambassadors for healthy skincare, we are confident that by employing these ways to select healthy and natural alternatives to skincare products, you will enjoy short-term and long- term benefits. The perfect time to make the switch is now.