Natural Beauty Products – Best For Baby
Why Go Natural?
More and more people are realizing the importance of using natural beauty products. It is important to pay attention to what we put on our skin, hair, and nails because many products contain harmful chemicals that can jeopardize our health and the health of our little ones. The synthetic chemicals found in conventional beauty products can interfere with human hormones and are now being questioned as possible carcinogens. The beauty industry is only loosely regulated and many products on the market are not necessarily safe.
A Delicate System
Our organs are constantly working hard to filter toxins out of our bodies. This includes toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and things that are absorbed through our skin, whether it be from a shampoo, body lotion, or sunscreen, or from chemicals in our carpets, furniture, or clothing. Babies are at a higher risk for chemical toxicity because their bodies are smaller and therefore they have smaller organs. This is why baby shampoos and laundry detergents are fragrance free and are often labeled as gentle.
Do Natural Products Work?
There are a lot of natural products on the market and, just like with conventional skin care, it takes a little bit of trial and error to figure out which products work the best for your individual needs. In almost every instance, natural products work just as well as chemical products, if not better. Certain things, such as nail polish and deodorant, are going to be different because they do not contain chemicals, but the benefit to your health that you will get from switching to a natural product is well worth it.
Ease Into it..
If switching all of your beauty products to natural products seems like a big feat, you can select the things that are the most harmful and start there. Things like nail polish, makeup, and deodorants are usually the things with the highest number of chemicals. If you are just not ready to give up your favorite lipstick or go-to pedi color, try switching out your shampoo, body wash, and body lotion for something non-toxic as a starting point.