DIY Blog - Benefits of Plant-Based Skincare Products
1. Better for Your Skin
Natural beauty products are made without these harmful chemicals but that isn’t all. These products actually offer nutritional value to your skin as they are made to repair, rejuvenate and refine your skin.
2. Healthier for You Overall
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it goes through a lot on a daily basis. Opting for plant-based skincare products is a smart move because you know what is going in your skin. You do not need to worry about the loads of chemicals and what they could do to your body. Unlike conventional skincare ingredients, plant-based ingredients are researched and determined to be safe for your skin.
3. More Earth Friendly
Products that are conventionally produced are not only bad for your body but for the environment. The negative impacts these ingredients have start at the very beginning of the process – when the ingredients are harvested by farmers. Conventional skincare products contain ingredients that are grown and harvested with pesticides and other chemicals that are considered to be harmful, which is damaging to the soil.
4. Avoid Irritation.
Chemicals, artificial colors, and fillers in skin care products and makeup can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many people are even allergic to chemicals commonly found in conventionally produced products. Natural makeup, skin care products, and body products work with your skin instead of against it.
5. Save Your Nose
Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in traditional health and beauty products. The effect is that you have a chemical to cover up another chemical, and all those chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. Natural health and beauty products smell like their natural ingredients, not a cocktail of chemicals. Natural health and beauty products scented with natural essential oils can even provide aromatherapy.
6. No Strange Side Effects
Parabens are used in conventionally produced health and beauty products as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products. Parabens, however, are synthetic and mimic your body’s natural hormones. Many people worry that this can alter the functions of your body’s endocrine system. Artificial ingredients like parabens may help a product do one thing well, but there could be possible side effects that are still being uncovered. Natural health and beauty products use natural preservatives, such as grapefruit seed extract, that won’t affect your body. And while some people have allergies to a few natural ingredients (lanolin, which comes from wool, is an allergen for some) the effects are much more understood than the ones from synthetic ingredients.
7. Gentler Over Time
Many natural products work better than their conventional counterparts because they don’t contain unnecessary fillers or irritants. And while some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.