Making The Switch To Natural Skincare: What To Expect
By Pure + Simple Co-Founder Jean Eng
There are so many reasons to say “yes” to natural skincare. If you’re thinking of taking the step towards a healthier and more holistic approach to your skin, ask yourself these questions:
Are you trying to eat healthier? A natural approach to skincare would be the perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle!
Why not use skincare with natural ingredients? Everything that you put on your skin will get absorbed into the blood stream. A cleaner skincare routine means fewer toxins are being absorbed into your body, which equals a happier body in the long run.
Are you concerned about protecting the environment? Natural skincare lacks petrochemicals and synthetic ingredients, making it more sustainable for our ecosystem.
Before you make the big switch, here are a few things that you can expect:
Your skin may get worse before it gets better.
Using natural skincare has a detoxifying effect. Don’t be surprised if your skin begins to purge out the many years of toxins that it withstood while using chemical products as it gets healthier and more hydrated.
Remember that this is completely normal. The skin needs at least a month before it can adjust to its new routine as our cell turnover ranges from 30 days up to 90 days.
Your pores will be less clogged and red.
Many synthetic skincare products have pore-clogging ingredients such as petroleum jelly and mineral oils that can cause irritation and prevent moisture permeation. Substituting these products with natural alternatives will help keep your pores clean, soothed, and hydrated.
Moist, balanced skin will protect capillaries from dehydration and sensitivity. Using natural products restores your skin’s own healing abilities and boost its immunity, allowing it to return to its normal functions and reduce any unwelcome redness.
You’ll learn to love using oils on the skin.
Although most people fear that oils will cause breakouts, nothing could be farther from the truth. Trust me when I say that a natural oil will be a skincare step that you won’t want to skip. With a balanced, healthy complexion and a new-found glow, what do you have to lose?
With endless benefits and a fresh-faced approach to your health, I can guarantee that making the switch over to natural skincare will be a New Year’s resolution that you’ll want to keep!