So you've decided to make the switch to more natural skincare - awesome! Natural products can absolutely do wonders for your skin, but sometimes the transition can be a little rough. Over the next month rather than get frustrated, feel like green products don't work and ultimately give up on them please keep these things in mind!
What to expect when switching to natural skincare
When using products that contain synthetic chemicals, PEGs (polyethylene glycol) and all-around unpleasant ingredients the, skin will store toxins that accumulate through low-dose chemical exposure.
Once you transition to a credible and well-crafted natural product there comes a period of transition where the skin begins to detox and purge out those stored toxins.
What does that mean?
You might see a few localized breakouts during the first month while your skin tries to get rid of impurities, cell buildup, toxins and bacteria – but not to worry!
Your skin renews itself every 28 days so these problematic spots will diminish likely after a month. Patience is key here and we promise you it’ll be worth it. Going through a month of a skin detox will reveal healthier, happier skin.
A skin detox should not be confused with an actual reaction to a product, however. If you experience redness, itching or swelling within 24 hours of using a product then you are having a reaction and should discontinue use.
Never forget that your skin is your largest organ. It’s constantly working to repair and protect itself so honour your skin by giving it the time it needs to heal - just like you would when you have a cut or bruise. The skin must go through a transition period in order to recognize and accept ingredients from nature that are designed to help your skin thrive and that work in harmony with - and not against - its biological functions.
- Sonja xo