Makeup is fun to wear and it helps you look more beautiful, but you have to think about what is in your makeup, especially when you are applying it to your eyes and lips. Your skin will absorb anything that you put on it and the makeup you buy at the drugstore is loaded with chemicals, preservatives and even carcinogens. Making the switch to organic makeup helps you avoid these chemicals and makes your makeup safe to wear.
Take a look at any label on a commercial makeup brand and you will be shocked by the long list of unfamiliar ingredients. Artificial dyes, parabens, silicones, and phthalates can build up in your organs when you ingest or absorb them and over time can cause health problems. Many of the ingredients in commercial makeup are not even tested, so you don’t really know what kind of effect they are going to have on you long term.
When your skin absorbs things so easily, you don’t want to put things on it that are going to cause health issues. Buying makeup with only organic ingredients is much better and it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals that are going to build up in your body. Your skin will absorb up to 60 percent of any product you put on your skin, so you have to be very careful with what you put on it.
Commercial cosmetic products are also terrible for the environment. Many of the chemicals don’t break down and will build up in the ecosystem. Even the manufacturing process for these chemicals is bad for the environment and uses techniques like GMO farming, destroying rainforests and drilling for oil. Since cosmetics are not regulated well, you could really be putting anything on your face. If the product is going to be absorbed into your skin, you should really know what is in it.
Another plus of using organic cosmetics is that they have nutrients in them. Non-organic cosmetics are packet with things like lead, which can cause brain and kidney damage. Lead is often found in lipstick which is something you are directly ingesting. Formaldehyde is found in nail polish and is absorbed through your nails and into your bloodstream. Formaldehyde can cause cancer. Parabens are found in many types of commercial makeup and have also been found to cause cancer and interfere with hormone production.
Phthalates are another toxic chemical that is found in nail polish and other commercial cosmetics. This chemical disrupts hormones and is linked to cancer. Artificial fragrances are made with chemicals that the corporations don’t even have to list, so you don’t know what they are really made of, but you can be certain it isn’t something good.
Wearing organic makeup is the only way to really protect yourself from harmful chemicals. It feels better on your skin and a little goes a long way, so you are getting value for your investment. Don’t risk your health by using commercial makeup on your skin.