What could be more invigorating than scooping out a handful of nice and fruity body scrub after a long and tiring day? The problem is, many body scrubs today are full of ingredients that can actually do more harm than good. They’re usually very tough on the skin, robbing it of its natural oils and irritating it as a result. Of course, not to mention those plastic microbeads, which are totally environmentally dangerous as they get eaten by marine life or end up in our waterways.
If you’ve been using popular lotions, body oils and other skin products, you may have noticed your pores becoming clogged with oil buildup. This is the main reason you’ll want to exfoliate your skin at least once or twice a week. Not only does this clean up your pores, but it also eliminates your dead skin cells, giving rise to newer, more attractive skin. There’s no denying the importance of this beauty regimen, but again, what about the nasty chemicals that mainstream body scrubs contain?
The solution is simple: go organic. Here’s why:
Adults usually deal with at least 168 toxic chemicals on a daily basis, from parabens to phthalates to mineral oils and more, in the cosmetic and body care products they use. These are all known carcinogens that can destroy cellular health.
Your skin has a high capacity to absorb everything you expose it to. Your lipstick, deodorants, moisturizers, etc. – all of these end up in your bloodstream as though you actually ate them. As you may know, such things are abundant in chemicals and therefore bad for your health.
Increasing Autism, Birth Defect and Cancer Rates
This scenario is rather reasonable, with most people being reckless in their choice of cosmetic and personal care products.
Rising Infertility in Women
According to a major study, that pregnant women and women of child-bearing age are a lot more likely to become infertile or develop reproductive health problems due to their exposure to common chemical ingredients.
Toxicity in Fetuses
According to studies that examined umbilical cord blood, unborn babies can carry up to 232 different chemicals in their systems. This is hard evidence that children begin their exposure to these chemicals while still in the womb, and may have to deal with it for life.
Lack of Safety Tests
Most, if not all, mainstream skin and body care products – and that includes body scrubs – are not tested for safety. In fact, over the last half-century, the FDA has only banned 9 ingredients.
Organic Just Works Better
Lastly, organic body products work better simply because they have no ingredients that can disturb your body’s natural harmony. As long as you’re sure that the product is indeed organic, it should be for keeps.