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Skin is our largest organ: the importance of what you put on your skin
Did you know the biggest organ in your body is your skin and any beauty products you put on it goes directly into you?
Let’s be honest, when we think about caring for our bodies we often focus on what we put into it through what we eat and drink. However, what we put ONTO our skin is just as important, if not more so, than what we ingest. Our skin acts as a shield between our internal organs and the outside world. It also plays a crucial role in regulating our body temperature and helps us to sense touch, pressure, and pain. Being mindful and taking care of our skin by using safe, non-toxic and effective skincare, makeup and other beauty products is vital to our health.
The Importance of Using Safe and Non-Toxic Beauty Products on Your Skin
The skin is a highly absorbent organ, and what we put onto our skin can enter our bodies and potentially cause harm. Many skincare products on the market include dangerous substances that can enter the bloodstream and cause several health issues. These chemicals contain parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde, which are linked to hormone disruption, cancer, and reproductive problems.
Melanin Grace is all about looking and feeling good without compromising our health. Using safe and non-toxic beauty products on your skin is essential for overall health and well-being. Natural ingredients which include plants and vitamins can provide your skin with the nourishment it needs without exposing you to harmful chemicals.
Clean Skin Care Products Curated By Melanin Grace
Everyone has unique skin care needs due to their skin characteristics. Melanin, which gives skin its color, makes skin more susceptible to hyperpigmentation and scarring. The products we carry are carefully curated with non-toxic, plant-based ingredients backed by science. Many of the brands we have chosen to carry are made specifically with melanin in mind.
Some of the best non-toxic skin care products carried by Melanin Grace are:
1. Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
A sunscreen for everyday use, filled with natural ingredients, that will protect your skin from the sun and doubles as a moisturizing lotion. Black Girl Sunscreen dries completely clear, so it’s perfect to use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products.
It is also oxybenzone and octinoxate-free which means you won’t have to worry about toxics disrupting your hormones, and your sunscreen being environmentally friendly.
- Avocado: Moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and treats sunburns. Containing vitamin E and antioxidants is what makes avocado one of the most beneficial for your skin.
- Jojoba Oil: Soothes and moisturizes the skin leaving it flawless while preventing acne. Hydrating your skin is crucial to skin health and prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
- Cacao: Provides powerful antioxidants and evens out the complexion of your skin for a smooth, consistent skin tone.
- Carrot Juice: Contains vitamin C which promotes healing and even boosts the level of melanin in the skin. Carrot juice has also been known to even out acne breakouts.
- Sunflower Oil: Prevents skin irritation from sunburn and other skin irritants. This nutrient-rich oil provides inflammation relief as well.
2. Clay & Olive - Anti-Aging Serum
Protect skin daily with a powerful combination of vitamin C, E and ferulic acid using Clay and Olive’s Anti-Aging Super Elixir. This serum penetrates the skin easily, creating a soft and nourished canvas.
This formula contains active levels of antioxidants that enhance skin’s resistance to pollution and environmental damage caused by free radicals. It is ideal for normal, dry and sensitive skin types.
This serum provides visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightens skin’s complexion. Delivers advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals. Ideal for normal, dry and sensitive skin types.
3. Pholk Beauty - Glow Replenish Face Wash
Pholk Beauty's Glow Replenish Face Wash is the perfect addition to any skincare routine. This all-natural face wash is formulated with gentle yet effective ingredients that leave the skin feeling soft, refreshed, and glowing. The critical component, turmeric, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps to brighten and even out the complexion.
Natural ingredients like chamomile and oatmeal soothe and hydrate the skin, making it perfect for sensitive or dry skin. Unlike other harsh cleansers, the Glow Replenish Face Wash doesn't strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling clean and nourished. Its subtle, refreshing scent adds to the luxurious experience of using this product. Add Pholk Beauty's Glow Replenish Face Wash to your skincare routine for a gentle yet effective cleanse that refreshes your skin.
4. OMGLO - Glow Serum Highlighter
This lovely OMGLO Glow Serum is designed to not only highlight the skin, it also offers skin softening treatment with the help of powerful plant-based ingredients. Aloe Leaf Juice, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid work together to soften and hydrate the skin.
The Wrap Up
In conclusion, it's crucial to pay attention to what we put on our skin since it is the largest organ in our body. The products we use on our skin have the potential to seep into our bodies, and therefore, it's important to choose skincare products that are not only effective but also safe. Opting for natural, plant-based, and non-toxic skincare products can benefit our skin and overall health.
Using high-quality and non-toxic beauty products, we can nourish our skin with essential nutrients, protect it from environmental aggressors, and prevent premature aging. Ultimately, taking care of our skin is one of the most important forms of self-care, and choosing the right skincare and makeup products can help us achieve healthy, glowing, and youthful-looking skin for years to come.Not sure where to start or confused about what products are right for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation with our founder and beauty industry veteran, Marti. Or stop by Melanin Grace: The Shop at 55 Water Street in Dumbo Brooklyn daily from noon to 6PM.