How To Take Care of Natural and Organic Skin
Here are some tips and advice how to stick only to the best natural and organic skin care and avoid toxic cosmetics products.
Almost every other woman uses at least 10 different skin care products on her body every day. This is a great way for the toxic chemicals be absorbed in our skin. Although, many cosmetics companies and the FDA claim that these chemicals are safe, and many of them are not dangerous if use in small doses. But considering the fact that the average woman wears makeup, apply facial creams and uses body sprays and perfumes every day, then will definitely understand how much damage they can cause. The fact is, no one really knows how some chemicals found in the cosmetic products affect us with time, and how they react in our bodies in combination.
Following these tips and steps will help you to choose the safest, nontoxic products for your skin and get the best natural and organic skin care.
Simplify The Use of Cosmetics Products
Don’t be fooled by all those cosmetic adverts that present magical products. Our recommendation is to keep your daily skin care simple. All you need is a basic cleanser, facial toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen to keep your skin healthy. Everything else is just dressing.
Make Sure “Natural” Is Truly Natural
Toxic synthetic chemicals can be found in many cosmetics products, and they are the biggest issue in the beauty industry nowadays. You should definitely have a keen eye and be very careful when examining and reading product labels. Unfortunately, the words “natural” and “all-natural” are not regulated labeling terms.
There are dozens of toxic chemicals that can be found in one product’s fragrance mixture. Artificial fragrances, which contain phthalates, can cause allergic reactions and other skin problems. That`s why is very important to be very careful of the hidden dangers that “fragrance” or “perfume” listed on ingredients labels can pose. Never use fragrance, especially if you have sensitive skin and always choose fragrance-free products.
Choose Organic Products
Organic products contain ingredients that are grown without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and they are healthier for our skin and body as well as our planet. Even better are botanicals grown using bio-dynamic farming methods, by emphasizing an even more holistic relationship between the plants, soil and animals.
Homemade Skin Care Treatments
The greatest way to know exactly what your skincare product contains is to make your own. Not only will you save some money, but you’ll definitely be certain by using non preservatives or non toxic chemicals in homemade facial masks.
Stay Beautiful Inside and Out
You don’t have to lean on potions and lotions, chemical peels, or face lifts to get fresh, glowing skin. Remember that a healthy diet and regular exercise should play vital roles in your skincare regimen, as well. Besides working up on a daily basis to maintain better blood circulating throughout your body, also you should eat plenty of protein, healthy fats like omega-3 fish oils or flaxseed oils, complex carbohydrates, and fruit. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, which is essential for detoxifying your body.
Cleaning Your Face
Blend honey and lemon to make a face wash. Alternatively, you can make your own face wash. Squeeze a lemon into a clean glass. Add 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of honey, and mix the ingredients together.
Mix a facial scrub from sugar. Sugar scrubs are ideal for exfoliating your face and removing dead skin cells. Put the ingredients in a glass and mix them together. Rub the mixture over your face and neck. Massage it in by making circular movements with your fingers. You can do this kind of scrub while taking a shower or a bath, but you should not do it more than 3 times a week. Your skin will feel smoother afterwards.
Apply a facial mask made from oatmeal. Grind 2 tablespoons (11.25 g) of oats in a food processor. Mix the oats with 1 teaspoon (4.9 mL) each of honey and yogurt. It should form a paste. Rub this paste over your face, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water.
Wash your face twice a day. Apply cleanser to a facial scrub brush or clean hands. Lather the wash onto your face with circular motions. Wash off the cleanser with lukewarm water. Do this after you wake up and before you go to bed. Do not do it more often, or you risk drying out your skin.
Rub vegetable oil on your skin. If you want a homemade remedy for dry skin, you can use an oil instead of a lotion. Oil is good for both your face and your body. Pour the oil onto a cotton ball. Spread it over your cleansed skin. Your skin will be smoother. You can choose many different types of vegetable oil based on preference and scent.
Drink plenty of water. Drinking water will hydrate your body from the inside out. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. It may take a few weeks for the effect to show in your skin.
Steam your skin. Fill a saucepan with water, and heat it until it boils. Remove it from the heat, and place it on a trivet or dish towel. Sit with your face over the pan about 5 to 10 inches away from the steam. Sit like this for 5 to 10 minutes.