Do you have sensitive skin? Likely, you are using conventional skin care or cosmetics that contain chemicals, preservatives, or highly process ingredients. Usually we think of organic in our diet, not for topically applied products, but, here is why conventional skin care products may be contributing to your sensitive skin problem…
1. Our Bodies Under Attack
The time we live in has seen many technological advances. We have reaped great benefit as a society from these advances, but, unfortunately, they have also lead to environmental changes that create toxins and pollutants, which now attack our bodies. The overall effect is a toxic burden that our internal systems continue to fight. Ultimately, those systems can be weakened and we can become susceptible to disease and the symptoms of developing diseases.
2. Conventional Skin Care Creates More Irritated & Problemed Skin
When we apply substances to our dermis, as in the case with skin care products, many of them can enter the body through the skin. If these substances are chemical, or less than natural in form, they can serve to create more toxic burden on the body. In skin care, this alone can lead to sensitivities and to aging as these toxins can damage our cells. Additionally, even on the surface of the skin, many of these agents have a drying effect. Now, you might think that a “drying effect” could be good for sensitive or acneic skin, but ultimately, it is not. These drying substances can overpower the systems in the short-term, but over the long haul create more of the same problem—a cycle of skin irritation.
3. Artificial Compounds Confuse Your Body Systems Because They Are Not Recognized
Your body works instinctively with organic and natural products because it can recognize the compounds. Natural and organic skin products don’t overpower your systems, but provide the key substrates for your body to protect skin cells, stay hydrated, and to build the structures necessary for great skin health. This is why organic foods and organic skin care are becoming more and more in demand.
Why is Organic Skin Care Best for All Skin Types?
- Organic skin care products are beneficial to skin health and enforce its natural, instinctive processes without causing damage through toxins,
- do not contain free radicals, which lead to damaged or over-sensitive skin through continued use, and,
- contain the nurturing and rejuvenating attributes that great skin requires.
All the above is especially important to consider if you have sensitive or dry skin. Élavonne has a whole system of organic, instinctive products for those that have sensitive or dry skin (System #1).
Normal to oily skin is also susceptible to sensitivity, especially since most products for oily skin can be overly agressive. The key to oily skin is cleansing without damaging the skin’s natural lipid barrier. (See System #2 for Normal to Oily skin)
If you don’t know what your skin type is, see What’s My Skin Type?
With Élavonne’s natural and organic product line, you can have a skin and beauty regimen that is better for your whole body, for your quality of life, and for the planet.