Top 5 Natural Skincare Myths, Debunked!

Jan 19, 2022 Beauty Industry
Top 5 Natural Skincare Myths, Debunked!

The 2020 lockdown gave people enough time to reflect upon every choice they make, including the ones they make for their personal hygiene and well-being. And hence in the post-pandemic world, there has been a lot of buzz around natural skincare ingredients and products, and their applicability in everyday life.

Now, more than ever, people are realizing the harmful effects caused by synthetic products, both to the skin as well as to the environment, and turning towards natural alternatives.

So much so, that there has been a significant increase in demand for natural skincare ingredients – from pure cocoa to jojoba oil. Castor oil suppliers are also seeing an upsurge in demand for castor oil and castor oil derivatives. Castor wax amongst castor oil derivatives has become one of the most sought after products recently.

With this meteoric rise in the consumption of natural skincare products, there has also been a rise in the misconceptions and myths surrounding them. Let’s have a look at the most common ones and try to debunk them once and for all!

Myth 1: Natural skincare is unsafe

Most people at large have a notion that chemical preservatives and stabilizers are a must in any skincare product in order to make it safe-to-use. However, this is just the half-truth.

In reality, artificial additions are only required in water-based products, which includes almost every skincare product available in the market, and not at all required in 100% natural products.

Natural skincare ingredients like pure coconut oil, pure castor oil and aloe vera to name a few are completely safe and highly recommended for everyday natural skin care.

Myth 2: Natural skincare is ineffective

Repairing, healing and rejuvenation takes time. Accepting this bitter truth can save us from getting trapped into a skincare routine that is powered by attractive-looking but ineffective skincare products that claim to instantly fix all our skin woes.

Most ingredients in these kinds of products are diluted and subjected to complex chemicals to make them cost-effective and increase their shelf-life. And hence, the results obtained are also quick but temporary.

Natural skincare products on the other hand, contain 100% authentic ingredients with medicinal properties and though not instantly rewarding, are most effective and produce long-lasting results if used regularly and made part of the daily routine.

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Myth 3: Natural skincare is expensive

This is one of the most common myths and also one of the top reasons why most people are hesitant towards switching to an all-natural skincare routine.

Pure natural skincare products tend to be a bit more expensive than their commercially more popular alternatives. This is due to the fact that these products contain genuine formulations and are not chemical-infused, making them more beneficial to our skin. Moreover, the commercially available counterparts which provide only momentary relief, make us fall in the loop of buying them again and again.

When we take into account the effectiveness and long-lasting effect of natural skincare products, they turn out to be a more profitable option – both for our skin as well as for our wallet.

Myth 4: Natural skincare is complicated

This misconception stems from misinformation. Since time immemorial, we have been fed with a narrative that conveys that it’s difficult to follow a natural skincare routine in day-to-day life. This has made us accept that using natural ingredients would involve a complicated, long and boring process.

It’s time to disrupt this narrative. Because the truth is – there is nothing simpler and easier than using and applying natural skincare products onto our skin, that too daily.

All you need is the right information on which ingredients to opt for, how to apply them and for how much time. Pure castor oil in skincare, for example, is a great and easy-to-use product to include in your daily routine.

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Myth 5: Just switching to natural skincare will make my skin perfect

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it reflects the body’s overall health and condition. Hence, maintaining optimal skin health has much more to it than just external practices.

Factors such as mindful diet, regular exercise, stress levels, pollution, hydration and sleep quality play a key role in determining the overall skin health.

Hence, the right way forward would be to be particular about not just external skincare routine but also about overall fitness and well-being.

Final Takeaway

Hope now you won’t fall for the myths discussed above and take an informative decision when switching to a completely natural skincare regime.

Let’s also hope that as the buzz around natural skincare gets even stronger, more awareness is spread amongst the consumers regarding the same and more myths are debunked related to natural skincare ingredients, products and application processes.

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