It’s no surprise that natural skincare is the newest fad in the skincare market today. It’s safer, healthier, and works better with your skin. Using natural skincare products will allow special ingredients to work in harmony and synergy with your skin.
But what does natural skincare actually entail? It means using skincare products that have all natural ingredients in them, where no chemicals or toxins are used. Here’s a basic, but comprehensive list of what’s included with natural skincare:
*Avoid all skincare products that contain fragrances. Fragrances often contain harmful toxins and chemicals that cause negative side effects on your skin. When you think about it, your pores absorb whatever is in a skincare product that you apply topically to your skin. This is similar to ingesting food or something in your mouth. It all ends up inside your bloodstream either way. You’re better off using perfume, cologne, or body spray to get the same results, as it’s not applied all over your skin.
*Using soap to clean your face is not too smart. First of all, soap usually contains some sort of fragrance. Secondly, soap isn’t really designed for use on the face. Your face is a lot more sensitive and thinner than the skin on the rest of your body. You’re better off using a cream or lotion that’s specifically designed to remove dirt, grime, and pollutants from your skin and pores.
*Use moisturizers that are natural skincare products. Moisturizers often contain fragrances and parabens. Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives, but they are also known to be carcinogenic, cause allergic reactions, and interfere with your endocrine system. Watch out for alcohols (especially benzyl alcohol and SD alcohol) too, as they can dry and irritate your skin and make you vulnerable to bacteria and viruses. Look for special ingredients like jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, shea butter, and babassu, all which help your skin retain moisture throughout the day, preventing it from drying out and flaking.
*If you’re in your 30’s and up, it’s a smart idea to get yourself natural skincare products that are anti-aging. A effective product line of anti aging skincare products contain everything you need to take care of your skin. This includes cleansers, moisturizers, body lotions, day and night creams, eye creams, and hydrating and cleansing masks. Everything your skin needs to stay healthy is thrown into one line of products. There’s really no need to let you skin develop ugly wrinkles, fine lines, cracks, blemishes, and eye circles when there’s a simple solution to avoid it.
*Make sure any natural skincare product you get addresses the three main causes of aging. These are 1) loss of collagen and elastin, 2) low levels of hyaluronic acid, and 3) damage caused by free radicals. Functional keratin, wakame, and coemzymeQ10, respectively, address these problems most effectively. I go into these causes and ingredients in more detail at my website listed at the end of this article, so check it out after your done here.
*Natural skincare involves more than just using natural skincare products. Drinking lots of water is essential to keeping healthy skin, so try and drink 8-10 glasses a day. Exercising a little bit each day also helps get the bloodstream flowing. And adopting a healthy diet is another great way to keep your skin healthy. Eat plenty of bright colored and leafy vegetables and make sure to get plenty of unsaturated fats in your system like from eggs, nuts, and olive oil. The best vitamins to help keep your skin healthy are vitamins A, B, C, and E. Minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, and others can also improve your skin’s condition.