I was fortunate enough to catch up with Nikki Yazxhi from bellaMUMMA. Nikki is a lifestyle and beauty writer who features in various glossy publications that I love (eg. Shop till YouDrop). I wanted to hear her thoughts on using natural products - a subject I feel very strongly about. It's great to eat healthily and live healthy, but what about what we put on our skin everyday?
I'll let Nikki tell you why it's important to consider your options when it comes to skin care and beauty products.
NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR HEALTHIER SKIN, UNBLOCKED PORES AND WITH NO NASTY SIDE EFFECTS…
Research have shown putting chemicals on the skin can be more harmful than ingesting them. When you eat something that has chemicals, the enzymes in your stomach and saliva can break it down and flush it of the body. However if you apply chemicals on the skin, they are absorbed straight into the blood stream; there is no breaking down, no filtering; therefore the body can be attacked with these toxins. These toxins are not only harmful, they can block the pores of the skin and make it prone to pimples, acne and eczema.
Always check the labels of what you buy . Make sure they don’t contain chemicals such as petroleum, parabens, alcohols or artificial fragrances. If they do, then they’re not natural and are unlikely to be gentle on your skin.
With that in mind here are more reasons why ‘natural’ is better…
Natural products are:
… KIND TO YOUR SKIN
Because natural products are made from natural ingredients, they don’t contain the harsh petrochemicals that can harm skin. Using natural ingredients means that the product will do what it was designed to do, naturally, and won’t damage your skin or hair.
Most natural products are environment-friendly as they don’t need to go through rigorous processes that pump awful chemicals into the atmosphere. It’s more usually a case of harvesting the natural ingredients and then putting them in a bottle.
… TRIED AND TESTED
Most of the recipes for natural products are ones that have been around for generations and have been used for years way before the products containing chemicals arrived.
I totally agree with Nikki's list. We are LOVING our Weleda products in the clinic at the moment. The Lavender Body wash is beautiful - perfect for a Christmas gift. I am also an avid fan of Jurlique - their rose geranium oil is divine. If you’re not already using natural products, I encourage you to give them a go. Know that your body will love you for it.
My picks from L to R - Weleda lavender body wash and Jurlique rose geranium oil