I love natural skincare. I believe chemical laden products make skin dull overtime even though they may give temporary good results. Natural skin care deals with treating skin using natural ingredients. You may either make your own skin care products or use commercial products containing natural ingredients.
If you choose to buy commercial natural skincare products, here are some ingredients you need to see and give priority to:
Using butters are one of the best way to nourish your skin, from the inside out. Shea butter, mango butter and cocoa butter are amazing skin care ingredients. It is a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin.
The most popular skin care products containing rose is face and body mists, shower gels, soaps, face creams etc. You may also use simple rose water as a toner or in your face packs. Rose water is undoubtedly beauty’s magic potion, and remarkably versatile. Rose water helps hydrate, revitalise and moisturise the skin giving it with that refreshed look. Rose also has antibacterial properties.
Turmeric is a well-known skin healer. It is used in most of the face creams, face washes and face masks. Turmeric is antimicrobial in nature that treats and prevents various skin problems. Turmeric also helps repair damaged skin and may be used to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Licorice is a well known skin lightener. There are so many products available commercially that contain licorice as a dominant ingredient. Some of the popular products include face creams, face washes, under eye creams, face masks, etc. licorice makes the skin look fairer by brightening its colour. It also helps fade blemishes and dark spots.
Green Tea is a rich source of Epigallocatechin Gallate, or EGCG, widely regarded as one of the most powerful antioxidants. Green tea is also a great way to detoxify your pores and keep your skin hydrated.
Saffron has natural skin-lightening properties that can help you get a radiant, smooth and fairer skin complexion. Additionally, saffron contains antioxidants that protect the skin from free-radical damage that can cause premature aging. It is found in a lot of skin care products like face washes, face masks and face creams. If you already have a natural clay mask that you bought commercially, you may add saffron water to it for better effects.
You won’t find oatmeal in a lot of skincare products. You may find it in some of face scrubs and face masks. Oatmeal helps absorb and remove excess oil that causes acne. In addition, it exfoliates dead skin cells and helps maintain the skin’s pH level. It also heals suntanned skin caused by overexposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) sunrays.
Just like oatmeal, cinnamon too is not found in most of the products except for face washes, anti-aging face creams and serums and lip balms. Cinnamon is a natural antioxidant that works to draw oil from pores and clear them out. It also swells up skin a bit that can be used to make lips fuller and wrinkles less visible.
Lemon is a very common ingredient in a no. of skin care products. It is widely used in face washes, face creams, face masks, face serums, etc. Lemon is anti bacterial and anti fungal that helps skin get rid of or prevent microbial infections. It also lightens skin and prevents/heals blemishes.
Rice water is rich in beauty nutrients that make it fantastic for both skin and hair. Enhance your skin tone by making it lighter and brighter by using rice in your beauty routine.
By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally. Oils help to heal, protect and nourish your skin. Here is the list of oils you can chose from, to find the right oil for your skin type.
Honey has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties that acts as a humectant and gives the skin a nice glow. Honey has been used for centuries by men and women to achieve remarkable results.
Soothes and moisturizes skin while promoting healthy tissue regeneration. It contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that work wonders for the skin. It has properties that are effective in treating several skin problems.
Sea salt can help balance, protect and restore the skin. The salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts. It helps to remove dead skin cells and help the skin retain moisture levels.
Coconut milk is loaded with minerals that are good for skin and hair. It is one of the best natural moisturizers. Coconut milk will help to replenish the most damaged and dry skin with moisture. It also helps improve skin elasticity as it has high vitamin c and copper content. These help slow the aging process of your skin.