Why You Should Be Using Natural Body Wash

Why You Should Be Using Natural Body Wash

Today, one of the most important topics on our minds is the environment. The damage we have already done to it and the consequential results we are seeing through wild fires, flooding and animal extinctions are making more and more people aware of just how many chemicals and toxins we have and still are, leaching into our planet.

Aside from the huge global companies and industries that we have no control over, the ever-growing population also plays its part. Many people don’t even realise how many of the products they buy are full of harsh chemicals that neither our bodies, nor the environment can break down and get rid of.

When we shower or bathe, whatever products we use will be washed into the environment, so by choosing natural body washes, shampoos and cleaning products, you are doing your little bit to help minimise the impact in the world you live in.

Does An All-Natural Body Wash Work As Well As A Conventional One?

Absolutely! While you want an all-natural body wash that will effectively wash the dirt off, you don’t want to excessively strip the skin of its natural oils. It’s a careful balance of finding a mild cleansing product that will also nourish and rejuvenate skin.

Finding a paraben free body wash that works with your body by using nourishing and hydrating natural herbal ingredients that delicately cleanse and clean your body, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky is the ultimate goal.

Herbal ingredients provide antioxidants to protect skin cells from damage and improve skin texture and appearance. Some natural plant extracts also have gentle antimicrobial properties to prevent a build up of excess bacteria, viruses and fungi on the skin. These plant extracts are also safer for the environment and water systems than a product that relies on harsh chemical antiseptics.

Natural body washes that are also infused with plant oils will help to keep the moisture locked into the skin and help prevent it from drying out. While including adequate water intake inside your body is essential, your skin still needs all the help it can get to stay hydrated. Fatty acids additionally help to repair the sightly oily layer over the surface of your skin, the protective acid mantle.

The delicate protective acid mantle on the surface of your skin not only provides a defence against moisture loss and aging, but also is home to the fine balance of micro-organisms that make up your skin’s natural microbiome and keeps invasive harmful microbes in check. It is in a constant state of renewal each time you shower or swim and is replenished in a few hours. However if you’re using harsh cleansers then your skin is left defenceless for much longer periods of time while the thin oily layer of the protective acid mantle tries to reform, often not even getting the chance before the next assault of strong soap. Most soap bars are a high pH and will remove the acid mantle – yes even natural ones!

Natural body washes like our intimate wash are derived from natural ingredients, meaning they are more gentle on your skin and the environment. They are free from harmful chemicals such as sodium laurel sulphate, parabens and phthalates, which can be related to a variety of problems from dry, itchy skin right through to hormone disruption.

Small Changes…

Caring about what you put on your skin, or the skin of your family and children should be important to you. More people than ever today have skin allergies and similar complaints that they just can’t get rid of. Switching to an all-natural body wash may not be the cure, but it will certainly help. Plants have some of the best natural moisturisers, anti-inflammatory properties and soothing qualities there are and can be a great option for people with sensitive skin.

Whether you are concerned for yourself and your family, or for the wider world, choosing to switch to a greener lifestyle is something everybody should consider doing. And today it has never been easier. There is a lot of information out there and a huge array of natural products available. As more and more people say NO to harsh chemicals, and make a switch to more natural ingredients, we push companies to produce more sustainable products. Choosing to buy a natural body wash in Australia says a lot about you. Here at Lavilin we love the outdoor life, so let’s keep ourselves and the outdoors healthy!

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