How and Why Should You Use Natural Skin Care Products

Beauty Regimen to Live By
February 21, 2017

How and Why Should You Use Natural Skin Care Products

Your skin is your body’s coat and it protects every organ inside your body. These are just some of the reasons why your skin should be your top priority. Taking care of your skin means maintaining the health and glow of it, and this is made possible through skin care products. But sometimes, these products may actually do more harm than good. It’s because some of these products contain concentrated chemicals that cause irritations and allergic reactions. That is why it is recommended to use natural skin care products to attain the following benefits.

Natural skin care products:

  • Don’t have side effects
    When you use unnatural skin care products, you don’t actually know what you are applying on your skin. Some of them may have corrosive chemicals that will cause irritation and skin allergies. That’s why using natural skin care products are recommended especially if you have a sensitive skin to avoid sudden breakouts. Plus, it gives you the effects you wanted.
  • Don’t affect internal organs
    Using unnatural products may invade your bloodstream. And all the bad chemicals will eventually go to your internal organs and may harm them. On the other hand, natural skin care products don’t have potential threats to outer and internal organs.
  • Don’t have toxic smells
    Some skin care products use artificial fragrances.  And this causes migraine, allergy, sinus, and nausea. While these products cause harm, natural skin care products don’t use artificial fragrances.
  • Free from:
    • Phthalates – causes skin and eye irritation, dizziness, numbness, etc.
    • Formaldehyde – causes burning sensation in the eyes, nose, throat, skin irritation
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – causes skin and eye irritation
    • Isopropyl Alcohol – colorless with strong odor
    • Artificial fragrance and color
    • Parabens – preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products
    • Diethanolamine, Triethanolamine, Monoethanolamine

 

Here’s a quick guide on how to use these natural skin care products or natural DIYs based on your skin:

  • For oily skin:Exfoliation: Mix equal parts of sea salt and olive oil to create a natural scrub
    Cleansing: Mix a castor oil and half olive oil to keep skin from becoming too oily.
    Moisturizing: You will need less of moisturizing so just a small amount of coconut oil will work. Or a diluted apple cider vinegar also works,  too.
  • For normal skin:Exfoliation: Just a homemade sugar scrub will do
    Cleansing: Mix ¼ of castor oil and ¾ of olive oil or you can adjust the proportion that works for you Moisturizing: Your skin works well with most moisturizing options. But if it is needed, you can just use natural lotion bars or coconut oil.

 

  • For dry skin:

    Exfoliation: Almost all of the time, you don’t need to exfoliate. But you can make a homemade sugar scrub to gently remove dead skin.
    Cleansing:  Use a little amount of castor oil and add ¼ cup of olive oil.
    Moisturizing: You will need moisturizers if you have this type of skin.  So use homemade lotion bars or whipped body butter to moisturize your skin.

 

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