Using natural remedies especially home remedies is something that most people lean towards. It is considered to be safer and efficient at the same time. However the truth is that, your skin is a sensitive part of your body and whether it may be natural or synthetic it’s important to make sure that you take note of the kind of ingredients that you are putting on your skin (1).
Almost every other skin care product is claiming to be “natural” or “organic” these days whether it might be true or not. That’s why the one thing you need to be extremely careful about is making sure that it is approved by the government and is actually an organic product. The USDA mark of approval is what you would be looking for in this case. The USDA mark is given to products that are made up of at least 70% organic ingredients, only then will it be considered an organic skin care product (2).
Just because a skincare product is organic and solely made of natural ingredients, doesn’t mean that it can’t cause any sort of allergic reaction. Just like how a few people are allergic to selected chemicals, some are allergic to natural ingredients like raisins, nuts, and even a few vegetables for that matter. So remember that there’s no saying how your skin will react to a natural skin care product.
Another thing to remember is that most of these products also have added fragrance to it which could also result in an allergic reaction. Most of them contain essential oils as well which are not entirely adaptable with all kinds of skin types, especially not baby skin. This is something you need to be extremely careful about.
Packing is extremely important when it comes to skincare products. Whether the product maybe synthetic of natural, it needs to be packed in the right way to make sure it has a good shelf life. One more factor to remember in this would be the fact that in certain cases, the preservatives added could in turn react with your skin.
In conclusion, it’s very important to understand that just because a product is labeled as natural, doesn’t mean it’s going to work well for you.
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