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Natural makeup, what it is and its benefits

Sonia Corredor

 

For a few years now, natural cosmetics have gained a lot of strength and more and more people worry about using products that respect the environment, animals and their own bodies. Following this need, brands and companies began to emerge and offer natural cosmetics to stay away from synthetic and chemical materials to which the conventional cosmetic industry is accustomed.

Natural and ecological is the Current Trend. The descriptions in labels of products claiming that they are "without parabens," without sulfates "," without preservatives "or" without silicones "are the most demanded by consumers when choosing a cosmetic product, even without understanding why they should flee from these components.

Humans are currently in the search for beauty, youth and skin health, daily impregnate our body with about twenty different types of makeup products and cosmetics.

We forgot that our skin has the ability to absorb makeup. This can penetrate the dermis, even crossing the natural protective barrier that our skin has. This translates into that, some chemical compounds can seep into our body, causing damage to our health. It is therefore important to know the risks we are exposed to with certain types of makeup and what we can do to improve our beauty routines. So let's talk about it more in-depth of this subject, and let's start with one of the most important preservative ingredients located in most makeup products. 

 

 

-  PARABENS

Often we found the phrase "makeup without parabens" in shop windows, shopping malls, in magazines or beauty articles, but what are parabens? Do I really need paraben-free makeup?

Yes, it is preferable, but also, it should be organic, ecological. There are more toxic components apart from parabens.

Therefore opt for makeup products that are free of chemical preservatives.

Toxic-free ecological makeup: a safe paraben-free option

Eco-makeup has become an excellent alternative since they are products, made without chemical ingredients, fragrances, or preservatives

Therefore it does not damage the skin since it does not contain toxins that commonly cause:

  • Dry,
  • Stains,
  • Irritation
  • and early aging.

This type of makeup can help heal conditions such as rosacea and acne.

Why? because many of the minerals they contain, have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to heal and soothe the skin. Also, they are usually effective to cover imperfections and skin marks, because they do not cover the pores with waxes or chemicals.

On the contrary, they dye your skin and thus keep the pores free of impurities so that they can breathe.

Ecological paraben-free makeup will not only give you superficial beauty. The chemicals in conventional makeup know that they can give you an impeccable appearance, but this appearance is provisional, since, although you may not see the effects instantly, the frequent use of chemicals, in the long run, can make your Skin looks damaged and emaciated.

The eco-makeup related product lines are full of nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, which act as antioxidants, fighting free radicals and protecting the skin, repairing dull and scaly skin and maintaining a youthful appearance. They are also enriched with minerals, which provide a natural layer of sun protection.

Instead of parabens, these natural products use argan oil, coconut oil, jojoba seed oil and other natural ingredients that will give you peace of mind by taking care of your health and your skin.

- IS IT WORTH BETTING ON ECOLOGICAL MAKEUP?

Of course, it is worth betting on them, and here I summarize some of the reasons:

Natural and organic cosmetics contain vegetable oils rich in active substances, such as essential fatty acids and vitamins that soften and improve the skin, for its moisturizing effect.

People with skin conditions may opt for these products, as they are natural and less risky of allergies.

In the case of reactions, they decrease very quickly since natural products are much safer than chemical compounds.

They do not contain products that can change the production of your hormones.

They contribute to the environment, since it reduces the number of pollutants that can enter the body, and the planet

Making the change to organic makeup, free of parabens, can help your skin.

With this type of makeup, you will no longer have to worry about the chemicals that can harm your health, leading to:

  • Acne,
  • Contact dermatitis,
  • Irritations,
  • and allergies,
  • since they do not contain ingredients from oil.

If you look closely, it is worth opting for these products, since unlike chemical cosmetics that only give you a temporary mask, eco-makeup will enhance your beauty for much longer, even without makeup.

Natural cosmetics respects and adapts much better to the characteristics of our skin. This type of cosmetics is perfect for those people who have very sensitive skin or tend to allergic reactions. Contrary to what one might think, the effectiveness of natural cosmetics is higher since it does not contain any synthetic filler components.

Thus, natural cosmetics are suitable for people suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, allergic, asthmatic, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc... They seek to protect the environment first, ensuring that the production of its ingredients is organic and without using chemicals or substances that damage the natural environment.

The advantages of natural cosmetics are evident and its use is increasingly extended. Our skin looks much healthier thanks to the dermal functions of ingredients from plants and vegetables. While conventional cosmetics gradually damage the corneal layer of our skin (the external part of the epidermis).

 

Sonia Corredor/Shimarz Blog Writer 

 

 


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