Exploring Natural Skincare Options
Imagine browsing through skincare aisles or your local grocery cosmetic store and finding that one, perfect product that boasts of all-natural ingredients. Serendipity, right? Then you go and read the label expecting to find a virtual salad, but instead find yourself reading benzoic acid, butyl stearate, and some other names you cannot even pronounce. You're probably no botanist, but then you definitely know that stuff doesn’t grow on trees or from the ground. This is because most commercial items meant for skin care nowadays contain chemical and/or synthetic preservatives and other manmade chemicals to maintain their consistency and shelf life. Problem is, most of these chemicals can actually irritate more sensitive skin, and are otherwise not really great for your skin and other internal organs over the long term. Remember, your skin absorbs everything!
What solution is there for this kind of crisis? Simple. Find true plant based products or mix up your own homemade skincare products. If you’re not buying it, there's nothing too difficult about concocting your own, as many ingredients can be found in your fridge, fruit basket or local grocery store. All-natural skin recipes can easily be found on the Internet or magazines. Usually, these skincare mixes are composed of a combination of one or two fruits. Combinations like these can include either the fruit pulp, fruit juice, or both. Carriers such a milk, water, or honey and some oils can be added to smoothen the mixture. Add-ons such as oatmeal, wheat germ, brown sugar, and dried herbs can be sued to create for more specialized concoctions such as a pimple treatment, flaking, and oily skin.
Skincare using natural ingredients offers a great variety of options. You can make facial cleansers, scrubs, moisturizing creams, and face masks. You can usually find indications for use with the recipes you research online. The recipes usually will indicate whether the mixture is for normal, dry, oily, sensitive, and/or acne-prone skin. Some are even more specialized, such as blackhead removers or whitening solutions.
Natural made skincare routines have many advantages. First, the ingredients are easily available and the choices are quite diverse – let your imagination run wild. Because they are natural, this greatly reducing risks of allergies or skin irritations. Second, the ingredients, for the most part, tend to be inexpensive, which translates into more savings for you. Third, you can easily modify recipes to suit your needs. Since the risks for irritations are minimal, experimentations are relatively safe. Fourth, vitamins and antioxidants are naturally found in fruits and berries, while milk and honey have restorative properties. Therefore, you can get the same (yet fresher source of) vitamins found in commercial products, while dispensing with the use of chemicals.
With homemade skincare recipes and the use of natural (mostly perishable) ingredients, your products will require refrigeration and can probably only last for a week, perhaps a little more, depending on constituents. That is why it is better to make these in small quantities or batches for your immediate use. In addition, these recipes contain natural hydroxy acids and vitamins for direct and instant skin rejuvenation. In addition to your home made skincare regimen, remember to keep fit by exercising, consume a balanced, healthy diet, and get regular sleep. With these prerequisites and your healthier skincare solutions, you're on your way to having healthy skin that can top what any chemical and synthetic science can offer. Now, get your creative juices flowing and go enjoy some of that natural skincare goodness for yourself.
Cheers to living Young Ever After!