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The skin is the body's largest living breathing organ, and acts a sponge. Most of the things that skin comes in contact with on a daily basis get absorbed into the skin. From there it enters the bloodstream and is eventually deposited all over the body. Because of this using a natural and chemical free soap everyday will promote healthier skin.
Skin thrives on natural oils. Every day your body makes sure that the skin is covered by a protective layer of natural oils. These oils protect us from chemicals and toxins that could potentially be unhealthy for the skin. Using a normal soap will strip the skin of this protection, and leave you vulnerable to the elements and foreign toxins. Using a natural soap won't strip away this protective layer of oil. In fact it could help to make it more effective. Natural soaps contain natural vegetable and animal fats, and these contain nutrients that will keep your skin healthy.A natural soap will also help your skin keep a healthy pH balance. A normal pH balance is important to keeping the skin moisturized and protected. In addition, real soaps contain numerous ingredients that moisturize and leave the skin looking healthier. Aloe vera has long been used to moisturize the skin, and is one of the best natural ingredients an all natural soap can have. Aloe vera not only locks in moisture, but also has anti-aging qualities. Regularly using aloe vera can leave your skin looking and feeling much younger. A lot of chemical free soaps contain natural oils like coconut oil or olive oil. One of the most important ways these natural oils can help your skin is by promoting skin elasticity. Elasticity is essential to healthy looking skin, because it keeps it tight and youthful.
If you haven't checked out the ingredients in the soap you're currently using you probably should. Store bought soaps sold nationwide contain numerous chemicals that can irritate skin and could potentially be dangerous to your health. Soaps also contain a variety of fillers and synthetic fragrances. Fillers are used to make the soap more appealing and marketable, but often time they are damaging to the skin. Fillers like alcohol and sodium chloride dry out the skin, and leave it damaged. On top of fillers synthetic fragrances are added to just about all unnatural soaps today. Instead of an enticing lavender or vanilla, these fragrances are usually nothing more than chemically engineered toxins. These toxins damage the skin, and can lead to skin allergies. Avoid these chemicals and toxins.
Household cleaners contain chemicals that were meant for industrial cleaning. Chemicals that are meant for engine degreasing or garage floor cleaning are spread all over your hands as you clean. The long term effects of these chemicals on the human body can be severe. These cleaners act very similarly to the soaps and beauty products you use on your body.Similar to soaps, it is difficult to completely treat water for chemicals. Oftentimes household cleaning products end up in rivers, lakes, oceans. From here these chemicals will bio-accumulate in other living beings, causing irreparable damage, or settle in your own water supply.