8 Reasons Why Natural Skincare is the Way to Go!
1. You Can’t Trust Every Skincare Product on the Market
Unfortunately, there are skincare products out there on store shelves that are not healthy. Did you know that cosmetics and skincare ingredients are barely regulated here in the United States? That means you need to take some personal responsibility and be vigilant about what you use on your body.
You can’t trust the FDA to keep you safe, which is why it’s a good idea to learn more about safer skincare. When you take a deeper look into your skincare ingredients and choose trustworthy brands, you can keep yourself safe and healthy starting with the products you use every day.
2. Everything You Put on Your Skin is Absorbed into Your Body
When you put on lotion, makeup, or any other skincare product, it has the potential to be absorbed into your body. Instead of just sitting on top of your skin, some of the compounds in the product will actually end up circulating in your bloodstream. Ever used transdermal patches or medications? Those work by absorbing into your body, and skincare products can do the same thing whether you realize it or not.
Not every chemical compound can absorb into your bloodstream—some will stay in your skin. It all depends on the chemical makeup of the ingredient. But when you stick with natural and safe skincare products, you can be sure that you’re not absorbing dangerous carcinogens or toxins into your skin and body.
3. And, You Ingest Lip Products Every Time You Use Them
It’s particularly important to make sure your lip care products are safe and natural. Every time you apply lip balm or lipstick, some of it will end up inside your body. So, make sure your lip balm contains ingredients that are safe to ingest in small doses! (Our lip balms are made with safe and beneficial mango butter, candelilla wax, and jojoba oil!)
4. Natural Skincare Nourishes Your Skin
Just like you nourish your body by eating a balanced diet, you can also nourish your skin by using beneficial skincare ingredients. Since everything you put on your skin is absorbed into it, you can use your moisturizers and bath products to make sure your skin gets the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Your skin is your largest protective organ, and you want to keep it that way so it can continue to protect you!
5. Natural Products May Be Better for Sensitive Skin and Conditions Like Eczema
If you suffer from a chronic skin condition like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis or allergies, you’re not alone! Millions of sufferers like you are constantly searching for skincare that doesn’t irritate their skin conditions. Choose a natural product with a short, simple ingredients list. That way, you’re far less likely to be irritated by one or more ingredients.
6. They Help You Avoid Carcinogens and Problematic Ingredients
Natural products like Butler’s Body Butter have a short, easily-readable list of natural ingredients. You can quickly see if the product has ingredients that you want to use on your body. That’s a stark contrast to many conventional products, which have long, difficult-to-pronounce lists of ingredients. In many conventional products, there are potentially-harmful things like parabens and petrochemicals hidden in the ingredients list. Here’s a short list of potentially-harmful ingredients that you will probably want to avoid in your skincare:
- Parabens (preservatives that may be connected to breast cancer)
- Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate (potential irritants/carcinogens)
- Artificial fragrance (potentially-irritating perfumes)
- Triclosan (antibacterial ingredient that disrupts hormones and contributes to antibiotic resistance)
- BHA (preservative that may have carcinogenic properties)
- Petrochemicals (chemicals made from petroleum)
- Propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol (often cause irritation and skindryness)
- Phthalates (endocrine-disrupting moisturizing ingredients)
- Synthetic dyes (colorants that can irritate your skin or body)
- Talc (a powder that can cause irritation and has even been shown to contain cancer-causing asbestos)
These are some of the most common carcinogens and problematic ingredients. Over time, they can have unwanted effects on your skin and your overall wellness. So, if you’re shopping for skincare, take a look at the ingredients lists and make sure they’re free of these chemicals. The Environmental Working Group has well-researched information and a database that helps you find out whether your skincare and makeup is safe or not—check it out here.
7. However, Be Careful! Not All Natural Products Are Completely Natural.
Some so-called “natural” products still contain ingredients that you’ll probably want to avoid. Since the term “natural” isn’t regulated, companies can make a product with just one or two good ingredients and label the whole product as natural. Read the label and check for any ingredients that might be harmful. Make good choices!
8. Natural Skincare Products Are Often Better for the Planet
When you choose a trustworthy natural skincare brand, look for one that strives towards eco-friendliness! There are many small and large skincare companies that keep the planet in mind when choosing ingredients, packaging, and processes. A small skincare brand using sustainable, plant-based ingredients will naturally have a tiny carbon footprint as compared to a huge corporation that is creating products in labs.
One Final Note: Even Natural Ingredients Can Be Problematic!
Unfortunately, some people are allergic or sensitive to common natural skincare products. For example, shea butter and coconut oil are two great, nourishing skincare ingredients—but some people are allergic to them. If you fit into this camp, you’ll find it very difficult to find natural skincare that works for you!
Thankfully, all Butler’s Body Butter products are free of shea butter and coconut oil. Allergy sufferers rejoice!
Butler’s Body Butters: Quality Natural Body Butter, Lotion, Soap, Lip Balm and More!
Trying to get more natural products into your skincare routine? Butler’s Body Butters can help. We have a passion for creating nourishing natural skincare that’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin. If you’re suffering from allergies, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema or other skin conditions, our all-natural line of skin care products is made for you. We offer:
- Body butters
- Lip balm
- Beard care kits
- Roller bottles for muscle recovery and relaxation
- Hand soap
- Bath bombs
- And our skincare line is always expanding!
All these products are shea butter-free, coconut oil-free, and made with all-natural ingredients that are beneficial to your skin. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or our website. We’d be happy to answer your questions!