Choosing skin care products labeled “all natural” over other products on the shelf that do not make that same powerful claim, may or may not make a difference to your skin. If you really want to get smart about natural skin care, you need to know more than just the clever marketing slogan for the products you choose.
First, realize that skincare enthusiasts should not necessarily assume that an “organic” or “natural” ingredient or product is inherently safer or more effective than another chemically identical version of the same ingredient. In fact, “natural” ingredients may be more susceptible to contamination and bacterial growth.
The bottom line: Some (but not all) synthetic ingredients are to be avoided, as are some (but not all) natural ones.
Natural Ingredients to Avoid
In particular, natural ingredients may look good on the label, but some of them are known for their tendency to cause irritation. Some natural ingredients to avoid include:
- Ground up nuts
- Clove oil
- Oak bark
- Balm mint oil
- Witch hazel
- Cottonseed oil
- Fir needle
Helpful Natural Ingredients
On the other hand, there are many helpful (and delicious) natural ingredients that you should definitely look for, including:
- Jojoba oil
- Omega fatty acids
- Evening primrose oil
- Willow herb
- Green tea
- Acai oil
- Vitamin E
- Argan oil
Natural skin care isn’t just about the products you use. It’s also about your lifestyle habits. If you are trying to increase the health and appearance of your skin, see where you stand on these behaviors, and then try to incorporate all three of them into your daily routine.
Drink pure water. If you don’t already have one, install a water filter at home and carry filtered water with you.
Exercise enough to glow. You don’t need much, but you do need it every day. Half an hour with brief spikes in intensity is all you need to boost your skin’s health.
Kick the sweet tooth. Sugar leads to high levels of glucose and insulin in the blood, which have been associated with acne breakouts.
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