By Jen Oldman

There are lots of reasons to live a more organic lifestyle, from cutting out toxins to eating more natural ingredients. This is probably why Americans are eating more organic food than ever – but consuming natural food isn’t the only way to live a more organic lifestyle. There are also lots of organic skincare and beauty products, and these tend to be better for both your body and the environment. Here are four reasons to choose organic skincare products.

They Are Free From Toxins

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and over 50% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. For this reason you should avoid most skincare products as they contain parabens, which prevent good bacteria from growing.

Many Americans are already aware of the potentially harmful chemicals in some products, which is why around 40% of US citizens prefer to buy skincare products that are organic or natural. However, it is important to scout around for organic skincare and makeup brands, as some ‘natural’ products still contain toxins.

They Tend To Be Better For Problem Skin

Lots of people with skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, find that organic skin products are better for their skin due to the natural ingredients. This is very useful as both of these conditions affect millions of Americans, and many current skincare products exacerbate their condition.

They Can Improve Youthfulness

A few studies have found that organic products tend to be higher in antioxidants, which are great for your skin. This is because antioxidants help to fight against damaging free radicals, and they also help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

They Are More Gentle For Your Skin

Organic products are gentler than non-organic products as they contain less chemicals and irritating products, so they tend to be better suited to sensitive skin and young skin. It is worth noting that organic products can still be irritating, as organic ingredients such as fruit can be upsetting to some skin types. So you should always think about your skin type before buying an organic skincare product, but in general you are less likely to have a reaction from an organic skincare product.

Organic skincare products are better for your skin and the world around you. They are also ideal for anyone who wants to live a truly organic life that is free from toxins.