Like many, you have a routine in place to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. There are many moisturizers on the market that promise healthy, beautiful skin. However, do you know what they really contain? Many of the products found on the shelves of your drugstore contain unwanted ingredients such as Butylhydroxytoluene, Paraben or Petrolatum. These substances, with complex names, can irritate your skin, be carcinogenic if consumed in large quantities, and are mostly harmful to the environment.
We know that choosing a natural product that is good for the skin and the planet can be difficult, that's why we offer you a guide to help you hydrate your skin well with natural, biodegradable and vegan products.
Determine your skin type
Before you even go to a shop, it is important to know the characteristics of your skin.
Your skin is shiny, grainy and shiny, you probably have oily skin.
A thinner and more sensitive epidermis is synonymous with dry skin.
Sometimes depending on the areas of your body and face, some parts are oilier and others are drier, in which case you have combination skin. We recognize combination skin by a more or less rough texture and pores that are more dilated.
If you have velvety, fresh skin with an even complexion, you have so-called normal skin.
Ingredients to avoid to protect your skin and the environment
Here you are at your favorite store browsing the shelves to find the natural product you need. Before choosing a cream or asoap see what's in it. Here are some ingredients to avoid if you want to hydrate your skin while protecting the environment.
– Petrolatum works to lock in moisture in the skin to soften it, but it can carry impurities such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are potentially carcinogenic, into your body.
– Siloxanes and other types of silicones primarily serve to soften and soften the skin. The European Commission considers siloxane types [D4], [D5] and [D6] to be harmful to humans. For his part, Health Canada believes that the substance does not present any danger to us, but that it may have negative effects on the environment.
– PolyEthylene Glycol (PEG) serves to thicken and give volume to creams and helps to increase the permeability of the skin. Note that when mixed with other products, PEG can become carcinogenic in addition to being very poorly biodegradable.
The ingredients to favor
When it comes time to choose a skin care product, we recommend that you go ahead with soap or Body Butter which contains natural and biodegradable ingredients. The advantage of these is that you can apply them to your body with peace of mind without having to worry about the impact on the environment.
– Olive oil
Regardless of your skin type, olive oil is a staple. You can find this ingredient in most of our natural soaps and bar products. For more sensitive skin, we recommend the Calendula soap.
– Coconut oil
Thanks to lauric acid and antioxidants, coconut oil helps limit damage from ultraviolet rays (not a substitute for sunscreen) and deeply hydrates the skin. You can find coconut oil and other environmentally friendly products in our Zab Coffee Soap X SUUM.
An essential to keep beautiful skin! As suitable for sensitive as oily skin, geranium helps to tone and cleanse your epidermis. If you like lavender, we recommend the Geranium body butter that relaxes, hydrates and leaves a sweet scent.
In short, before thinking about going to a natural products store, it is essential to understand what type of skin you have. Creams and soaps that are suitable for oily skin are not always recommended for more sensitive skin. It is important to read the ingredients carefully, as they are not always good for you or the environment. Finally, we have recommended you some natural and biodegradable SUUM products that you can order now from the comfort of your living room and that are good for you and the environment.