You know that metaphor, slow and steady wins the race? Well it turns out it’s true, at least for our bodies anyway.
Many associate spring with bustling activity, hurried family outings and chirpy, frenzied wildlife excited and raring to go after a nice long winter hibernation but what many of us forget is the patience and time it took nature to get here. We need to take a leaf out of Mother Nature’s book and understand that this is exactly how we should take care of ourselves – slowly and steadily.
Everyone wants to slow down the ageing process, society has a way of making all of us feel like ageing is a dirty word but it doesn’t have to be.
Embracing our natural ageing process is the first step to living a fulfilling life because it doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. Once we realise it’s not necessarily a bad thing to age, we can start looking at doing it gracefully, just the way Mother Nature intended.
Organic Products are often correlated with having slow results due to their natural composition. There’s a reason mum always said that good things came to those who waited, or that patience is a virtue. Without the harsh chemicals often associated with non-organic products, natural based skincare items tend to take longer to see results but the end result is often long lasting and much more satisfying.
There is a significant amount of us who are terrified about ditching the easy to use, great smelling supermarket shelf counterparts we have been for years and who could blame us really? They’re just so easy to use and who doesn’t love that fresh, salon smell all the time, every time? But adopting the natural way when to comes to our skin care routines doesn’t have to be as difficult as we think.
Best of all, with the rapid uptake of natural and organic body care products nowadays, the organic trend is here to stay. This means that large companies that you may be loyal to are more than likely to have natural alternatives to the products you already use and love. So, what does this mean for you?
The beauty about Mother Nature is that no two of her creations are exactly the same, in the same vein; each and every one of us is different and unique in our own way. While one natural product may do wonders on your friend’s skin, it may wreak havoc on yours. Don’t let this dampen your newfound enthusiasm for beautiful, natural skin however!
Keep at it; look for other natural alternatives or even different products under the same brand, or another natural product from a completely different company. Remember to always do a skin patch test before adopting any changes to your normal skincare routine, or better yet, contact your naturopath/medical practitioner to discuss the changes and the reasons you have for making them before taking the plunge.
Certain natural products just don’t suit some of us while others would swear their lives in allegiance to them. I still have a hard time believing that some of us just can’t find a natural alternative; we’re all naturally inclined from the time we’re born! Mother Nature has an organic solution for all of her children and many of us would testify to preferring to steer clear of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Now, many companies out there have made that a viable, affordable solution.
I am definitely an advocate for associated “slower products” because though I do believe that ageing can be a beautiful process, I see absolutely no harm in doing it slowly and gracefully. Let’s make this Spring a turning point for taking care of ourselves naturally.
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