People often forget that items like toothpaste, sunscreen, and shampoo have just as much—if not more—of an effect on our lives as the food and drink we take in.
Today’s consumer, millennials in particular, are catching on and creating a new demand for safe, natural products. Here at Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, we are excited about developing new products that meet this growing demand. To learn about the potential benefits of natural health and beauty products, read on.
1. Your risk of cancer could decrease.
When you make the choice to begin using natural health and beauty products, you could be protecting yourself against cancer. Unlike their non-natural counterparts, natural health and beauty products are free of parabens and sulfates. While these compounds are considered safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration, some studies show they may be linked to consequences like breast cancer and cell membrane damage. By choosing natural products made with non-toxic ingredients, you’re saying ‘no’ to the chemicals found in most commercial products.
2. Your immune system gets a boost.
When you choose natural products over non-natural alternatives, you are choosing to stay away from certain chemicals that may attack the immune system. Unlike synthetic products, natural health and beauty products utilize nature’s immune-boosting ingredients – like almond oil (anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation agent), eucalyptus globulus (anti-microbial), and shea butter (source of Vitamin A), to name a few.
3. Your headaches hit the road.
Ever walked into the department store feeling just fine, but walked out with an unbearable headache? Chances are, you probably passed by the fragrance section. This is no coincidence. While some people may be less sensitive to synthetic fragrance than others, the science doesn’t lie: artificial fragrances and headaches are possibly linked. The types of fragrances used in non-natural products “activate the nose’s nerve cells, stimulating the nerve system associated with head pain,” says Dr. Vincent Martin, headache specialist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Natural products don’t use artificial fragrances, meaning your headaches take a hike.
4. You sleep more, stress less.
Sleep and peace of mind are two keys to living a healthy life. And yet, those two things seem increasingly difficult to attain. The chronic fatigue and stress that is so prevalent across the country is not only harmful to the mind, but also to the body. Many natural health and beauty products contain natural ingredients like magnesium (clinically shown to lower stress levels) and lavender (shown to lower stress levels and encourage sleep), meaning that you can rest easy.
5. Your conscience—and the planet—will thank you.
When you switch to natural health and beauty products—whether toothpaste, shampoo, moisturizer, or anything else—you simply feel better. Your skin rewards you with a dewy glow, your body runs like a well-oiled machine, and you know exactly what you are putting into and onto your body. Similarly, your conscience will feel better knowing that you are contributing to a more eco-friendly, earth-conscious world.