Your skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects you from and interacts with the environment. It also absorbs almost everything you put on it! Your skin is porous and it heals, regenerates, and detoxifies overnight. Using synthetic-based products will interfere with this process.
According to the New York State Health Foundation, on a daily basis, Americans are exposed to many of the 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States—few of which are adequately tested for their effects on health.
Consider that a growing amount of scientific evidence is showing even the smallest dose of synthetic chemicals in skin care can be harmful. No one actually knows the long-term effects or the cumulative impact of being exposed to synthetic chemicals used in skin care every day will do, even in small amounts.
Here are some simple thoughts for you to consider for your skin and your tattoo:
Natural has been around longer than synthetic chemicals
If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin!
Leave no doubt about your health
The question you have to ask yourself is: are you comfortable gambling on your health? Is it worth it to potentially harm yourself with a synthetic product when you could just as easily be using a natural product? Remember: until a new synthetic ingredient has been tested, it’s impossible to know what type of impact it could have on the body. You don’t want to be one of the unfortunate souls decades down the line, suffering from health problems that you could have avoided.
Better for the environment
- First, synthetic chemicals have the potential to harm animals and plants with which they come into contact. If the synthetic chemicals seep into the ground, they could have consequences on surrounding ecosystems.
- Secondly, the processes associated with manufacturing synthetic skincare products put a great deal of stress on the environment. This is because the extraction of certain ingredients (aluminum, lead, etc.) requires mining. Mining produces a great deal of pollution, ultimately leaving a negative carbon footprint on the environment at large.
The bottom line - It is safer
When compared to synthetic skincare products, natural skincare products are much safer. This is because the ingredients contained within natural products are much safer than those contained in synthetic products.
By using a natural skincare product as opposed to a synthetic one, you are essentially avoiding all negative health effects. This will result in you feeling better and your skin looking better.