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Reasons to Go Organic This September

10/09/2015 15:06 BST | Updated 10/09/2016 10:12 BST

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat...."

This couldn't be more true or fitting, with the on going rise of the organic food trend and its move into beauty. Food and lifestyle choices can take their toll on our appearance and vitality, leaving the skin looking fatigued and dull. Therefore, how we fuel our bodies inside and out is an important factor when it comes to healthy looking skin.

With modern day stresses, strains and air pollution having a direct impact on our appearance, organic skin care offers a way to rejuvenate skin, aside from a healthy diet and lifestyle. It is a crucial element in restoring pH balance, helping your skin feel healthy and hydrated and is free from any harsh chemicals, pesticides, and toxic ingredients, which can play havoc on our skin, causing irritation and reddening.

Now it's the Soil Association's, 'Organic September - "Small Changes, Big Difference". This months' campaign promotes the use of organic products to be kinder to yourself, wildlife and create an overall healthier planet. It's the perfect time to swap usual beauty products for organic products to see how they can help improve your skin.

In celebration of 'Organic September', I've come up with my top reasons why to go organic...

1. Safe to use

Organic products are known to be safe as they don't use any toxic chemicals. They are prepared with pure organic, plant-based products and are gentle on the skin, giving you piece of mind.

2. Happy Skin

The purity of organic cosmetics and skincare ensures that they don't cause harm to your skin. Therefore people with the most sensitive skin can opt for organic skincare products, as they have the potential to reduce irritation sometimes caused by chemicals.

3. Keep the wrinkles at bay

Organic skincare products often promise extra nourishment to your skin, reducing fine lines to keep it looking fresh and young. They don't show results as quickly as regular products, but aim to maintain the health and radiance of your skin.

4. Say no to red marks and yes to a natural glow

A number of skincare products contain 'filler' ingredients that are of no value to your skin, such as artificial fragrances, these may well make your skin smell nice but they include phthalates which have the potential to trigger allergic reactions and are also known to cause damage to your kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.

5. Oh Natural

Try to avoid petroleum by-products, which include mineral oils and paraffin which may make a product look and smell nice, but are more likely to contain carcinogens, which clog pores and obstruct skin's ability to get rid of waste and toxins. Organic products use plant emulsifiers and essential oils instead of synthetic ones which protect and hydrate the skin.

6. Organic fuel equals healthy skin

The key to healthy skin is a healthy lifestyle. Follow a nutritious diet and regularly exercise to feel and look young. Eat plenty of organic fruit and vegetables, and these will will result give you a glow from within and help you get healthy, radiating skin.

7. Beautiful skin and planet

Not only does going organic save your skin it also saves the planet. Organic farming is kinder to wildlife, and means that there is lower pollution from pesticides.

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