The best skin care routine involves a combination of topical creams, lotions, exfoliating scrubs, masks and moisturizers. These should be applied in regular intervals throughout the day to maintain your skin’s health and appearance. Unfortunately, most of us don’t take the time to learn about the basic components in these products and what role they play in rejuvenating your skin. All natural skin care products have a tendency to be more gentle on the skin, meaning that you get longer lasting results and no potential side effects.
The most effective natural skin care products contain no parabens, fragrances or alcohol. Parabens are used as a preservative, to extend the shelf life of the product. Fragrances can be irritating, especially for sensitive skin, but the bulk of them are considered safe, even though some studies suggest they may contribute to breast cancer. Alcohol is another all natural skin care ingredient that tends to cause breakouts by drying out the skin. Moisturizers help keep your skin soft and supple.
Some of the most common ingredients include kaolin, plant based oils like macadamia and emollients like sheep wool extract. Both are derived from the same source, the kaolin clay from New Zealand. Kaolin absorbs oil and pulls it off your skin. Macadamia oil, in particular, works well to keep skin supple and smooth, while keeping dirt away. It also has natural antioxidant activity.
Other products commonly found in anti-aging creams and lotions are vitamins A, C and E, selenium, grape seed oil, and active Manuka honey. Vitamin A is particularly effective at reducing age spots. It has been proven successful against darker skin types, too. Selenium has healing properties. And, of course, there’s honey.
Skin care products that contain these ingredients will not irritate or dry out your skin. They will provide a natural barrier to protect your skin from environmental damage, which can be caused by many of the products on the market today. You’ll have soft, healthy, younger looking skin in no time.
What should you look for in an anti aging skin care routine? Stick with natural products. Don’t be fooled by what you see on television or in magazines. If something is on television or in a magazine, it is most likely synthetic and not natural. Instead of using something that may cause harm to your skin, use something that is all natural and good for you. That’s how you’ll look younger longer and healthier for the rest of your life.