Each day on average, women use ten different skin care products and very often, she may never give a second thought to the ingredients in these product or how they might affect her health or her skin. Many of these ingredients claim that they are safe when used in small doses but continuous exposure and use of these ingredients may be more harmful than realized. When you opt for organic skin care products, you can eliminate that risk and get the same or even better results than you might get from a store-bought product. We will discuss four of the best organic ingredients that you can start using today.
Papaya is perfect for adding to a facial scrub or mask but you also get added benefits when you add it to your diet. Papaya is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A produces many of the same effects that you would get from retinol when you use it on the skin’s surface but papaya is much gentler and doesn’t dry out the skin. Vitamin C works buy making your skin tighter and brighter. Papaya contains a very useful digestive enzyme called papain. This enzyme fights inflammation which results in less redness and a more even tone to your skin.
Black Sesame Seeds
Over time, the skin loses elasticity. The loss of elasticity comes from lack of sleep, eating processed foods and consuming alcohol. The main benefit of black sesame seeds are that they can help to maintain the natural balance of your skin. These seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, amino acids, potassium and oleic acid. You will see them in many different skin care products and an easy way to get them into your body is by adding them to smoothies or salads.
Many people are surprised to find out that lemon juice is a great ingredient to add to your daily beauty regimen. It’s most beneficial to those who suffer from oily skin. It can reduce breakouts and remove fat-soluble toxins and hormones that accumulate on the skin’s surface. Drinking lemon juice emulsifies fat, which keeps your skin hydrated. Lemon zest contains limonoid, which helps to kill bacteria in your mouth and intestinal tract. It also works to reduce acne breakouts.
Organic tomatoes contain a large amount of lycopene, which helps to prevent damage cause by UVA and UVB rays from the sun. It can take the dullest of skin and help it to look glowing and fresh. You don’t have to put tomato on your skin to reap its benefits. By drinking a glass of tomato juice before heading to the beach, you can increase your body’s own ability to ward off the sun’s harmful rays. You should always use sun screen when going out in the sun and you can increase the effectiveness of your sun screen by five when you drink tomato juice before going outside.
The best reason to use organic skin care products is to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins that may in your favorite skin creams. You can have radiant and beautiful skin without risking your health. As you can see, many of these ingredients can be found in your pantry. There is much truth to the saying, “Let food be thy medicine.” Start adding these ingredients in your diet and some of them as part of your daily skin care regimen to keep your skin looking its very best.