Our skin and our hair are constantly exposed to damaging influences, such as pollution, harsh weather, etc. Even so, we are additionally damaging them with products that contain chemicals and potential toxins. The truth is, the only way to keep our skin and hair healthy is to take what Mother Nature has to offer, instead of using mass-produced cosmetics full of unnatural ingredients. Fortunately, today there is a rising awareness of the need to go green and use natural products, so you will have many skin and hair care lines to choose from.
Let us explore the benefits of using green products for your hair and skin, and how can you switch to organic care.
The Dangers of Conventional Products
Our skin acts like a sponge, absorbing many of the things we apply to it, and since we are (more often than not) using products that contain chemicals, the ingredients it ends up absorbing might pose harm, not just for the skin, but for our overall health too. The FDA considers many of those chemicals to be perfectly safe, but only if they are absorbed in small amounts. What happens if we use more than one product containing phthalates on a regular basis? This toxic ingredient piles up in our bodies and causes long-term damage. Though it’s not the same with hair, it’s still undeniable that chemicals can affect hair strength and shine.
Green Is Simple
Now, you might think that going green requires switching to some complicated skin and hair care routine, but it is quite the opposite. Green hair care comes down to just a few basics. Instead of purchasing a myriad of creams, lotions, and moisturizers, you should find one that matches your needs and use it exclusively. In addition, some completely natural actions like washing your face with lukewarm water and regularly exposing your skin and hair to the sun to increase the production of vitamin D, should also be part of any basic, natural routine.
Styling Short Hair without Chemicals
Women with short hair often use gels and similar products to style it. The truth is, however, that it is much easier to shape healthy hair than long hair, so you should avoid using styling products, which can make your hair lose its natural glow. Some simple ways to improve the appearance of your hair and make it look amazing without any effort are: using mild organic shampoo and natural conditioner (not more than once a week), avoiding straightening or drying it whenever you can, getting regular haircuts, and using small amounts of all-natural styling products.
Buying and Making Your Own Organic Hair Care Products
When buying skin and hair care products, make sure you read the labels properly. First, look for the “certified organic” label, and examine it for questionable ingredients. Only when you are sure that the shampoo you want to buy is really all-natural, should you make the purchase. You have probably heard that there are a lot of DIY skin and hair masks you can make in your very own kitchen. One mask that can actually revive your short hair and give it an outstanding shine is made of nothing more than coconut oil and olive oil.
Naturally Restoring Your Skin’s Glow
Just as our hair needs to shine in order to look great, our skin needs to glow. We all want to have a clear complexion and prevent and eliminate sun damage. The best way to do that is with natural skincare products, which excel at restoring the skin’s natural glow. A skincare routine that does not include synthetic products and relies solely on natural products will result in a smooth, clear complexion.
We are sure that Mother Nature knows best, and there is no better way to improve the appearance of our skin and hair than by switching to all-natural care.
What are some of your favorite natural skin and hair care products?