Did you know cosmetics and beauty products are some of the least regulated consumer products today? Most of the ingredients in the beauty products you use everyday have not been assessed for safety. It’s important to keep in mind that your skin is your body’s largest organ. What you put on you skin also goes in your body. Switching to a natural facial wash is an easy step toward a more natural, organic beauty routine. Here’s what you should keep in mind when switching to a natural face wash for the first time or trying to find one that’s right for you.

1. Go Natural, Cut Out Parabens & Sulfates

Most face washes contain a number of ingredients that have potentially harmful effects. Two such ingredients are parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Parabens are common preservatives found in beauty products and sodium lauryl sulfate is often used to create foamy face washes. The problem with sodium lauryl sulfate is that it will strip your skin of its natural oils. Our skin actually needs these oils to protect our skin! Ironically, our body just ends up producing more oil to make up for the oil that’s stripped away. Do your skin a favor and ditch SLS.

Parabens are fairly controversial. While the FDA claims consumers should not be alarmed or concerned about parabens, which are not regulated. However, some people disagree. Because they mimic estrogen, there’s been fear that they lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Stay safe and stay away.

2. Don’t Assume, Check the Label

Sometimes people will assume the products they’re using are all natural because it feels or looks natural. You won’t know for sure unless you actually take the time to read the label. Labels can be confusing. Take the ingredient list for our Balancing Neem & Turmeric face wash for example. We use efficacious, organic ingredients, without the use of Parabens, Phthalates and SLS.

Balancing Neem & Turmeric Face Wash Ingredients:

Natural Ingredients Neem & Turmeric

3. Find What Works for You

Most women know beauty products are never a one-size-fits-all solution. This is especially true with natural face washes. Through testing and research you’ll be able to find a natural face wash that’s perfect for you skin. A good place to start is the Himalaya Botanique line of body and face cleansers. Himalaya provides a number of face wash solutions for hydrating, exfoliating and invigorating your skin without any artificial colors or fragrances.

Himalaya believes in protecting the wellness of all things. So in addition to creating products that contain no parabens, SLS, phthalates or gluten, they are also not tested on animals. If you’re looking for a natural, healthy lifestyle change, try the new Botanique line of face washes and body cleansers.