Bodycare regimes are very specific to each individual, but the way bodycare products are made isn’t just harming us individually. It is also harming millions of other men and women across the world and the planet itself due to the substances used.
Benefits to Chemical Free Bodycare
There has been a shift towards an organic/green approach to lifestyle in the past few decades, yet for some reason skincare and bodycare products still lag behind food and fashion. When you realise the huge benefits of using chemical free bodycare products, there is no turning back.
Firstly, your skin will improve massively over time. Of course, the ointments, soaps and gels that you may have been using your whole life up to now – which are filled with chemicals – might give a short term quick fix, but the longer you use a green product your skin will naturally flourish. Many products contain sodium lauryl sulphate and propylene glycol which are both known to dry out the surface of the skin and leave it looking dull over time. If you’ve got sensitive skin, these chemicals are really not going to help at all. By removing chemicals from the products you use on your body each day you are also reducing the risk to your long-term health and boosting your immune system in the process.
Risks of Certain Bodycare Substances
One of the major risks of using bodycare products that utilise chemicals in their production is that they are likely to contain parabens (such as methylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben), phthalates (such as diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), diethyl phythalate (DEP), 2-ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP)) and sulfate’s (such as sodium myreth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate). There is research that suggests parabens may, over long-term use, cause breast cancer due to the chemical structure being close to estrogen. Phthalates are similar in that they are considered to be estrogen disruptors and are thought to cause fat-related health risks as well as pose reproductive problems, especially in males. Sulfates can act as very strong detergents and over time can strip the skin of its moisture barrier and lead to long-term retention of dangerous chemicals within skin tissue and the eyes. Petroleum is another chemical that harms the skin’s surface, acting as a false sense of hydration when applied.
One other thing to take into account is fragrance and synthetic colours. To create these products you are looking at countless different chemicals being processed together to make one substance. Consequently, you can be at risk of any number of allergic reactions and problems should you consistently use such products.
Shop Risk Free at AnityaShop
Moving to a chemical-free range of bodycare products is more straightforward than you might initially think. Of course, there are things to study and research, but once you’ve come to the conclusion that a new way is the best way suppliers can be found. We truly believe in chemical-free and organic bodycare as a way of assisting your body to break free from tradition and find your inner peace and calm. From lip balm to soaps and bath sets, we have a range of bodycare items that are great for your skin; any questions please feel free to ask a friendly member of our team.