Why Choose Chemical-free Skin Care Products
Since time immemorial, people have wanted better looking skin. For the vast majority of that time, naturally occurring substances were what they had available for topical application. Think of one of the most famed beauties, Cleopatra, and her bathing in milk and honey, applying a mask of aloe vera and honey, exfoliating with sea salts, and cleansing with rose water. In recent decades, a beauty industry was born that advertised heavily and convinced people they needed the latest laboratory concoctions for their skin. That same industry loaded their products with chemicals that were shrouded in secrecy. Some are so potentially hazardous that, in another disturbing twist, they were tested on animals.
When it comes to human skin, the answer has been with us all along, but we’ve started falling for marketing. For millennia Mother Nature has produced exactly what’s needed. When people had problems or ailments, they looked around their environment and found solutions. Then they realized that their skin looked and felt wonderful after using these natural substances.
When it comes to your skin care – for fighting aging or clearing up afflictions and trouble spots – chemical-free skin care products made from natural sources are definitely the way to go.
It’s All About Balance
Look for products that match your skin's natural pH levels so as to not strip away natural oils or moisture. The goal of any skin care product should be the word ‘care’. It should not merely be about making skin look better for a short while, but about nourishing it for a long time to come. Harsh chemicals can throw out balance and even damage skin over the long-term. A chemical-free skin care product should complement your skin and not take anything away.
You want to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, right? When you look at a product, are the long names and words in the ingredients explained? If not, steer clear.
Of course, even skin care products with more natural ingredients in them can have some long names that, on the surface, seem suspect or even nefarious if you don’t understand them. Just don’t fall for the trap that all chemical-sounding names are bad. After all, pure water can be called dihydrogen oxide. Manuka honey is one of the greatest natural skin care substances on the planet and even it goes by the name Leptospermum Scoparium Mel.
The Best Natural Ingredients
Go for a product featuring Manuka honey. Honey made by bees from the Manuka bush of New Zealand has incredible therapeutic properties perfected by millions of years of evolution. Great for repairs, wrinkles, acne, irritation, inflammation, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, you name it. It’s a natural antibacterial agent, too.
Then look for aloe vera as the base, instead of water. The juice (gel) from the aloe vera plant has been revered for thousands of years.
Then be sure it has coconut oil, cocoa seed butter, shea butter, blue-green algae, olive oil and hemp seed oil.
Why would anyone want harsh chemicals in their facial mask and moisturizer?
If an ingredient is grown in nature, it’s eco-friendly. If it’s made in a lab, there can be run off.
Be certain that the company sources natural ingredients responsibly.
Save Your Senses
So many artificial fragrances are added to skin care products to cover up the smell of other chemicals? When you have chemicals being used to detract from other chemicals, that’s not a good sign, least of all for your senses. Would you prefer headaches or unscented? Or if you like a nice aroma, natural ingredients with potential aromatherapy benefits?
Look into chemical-free skin care products now so you can start looking and feeling better in so many ways.
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