So these days, au natural is the way to go, and why not? We’ve learned that some of the products we’ve been using everyday can be quite harmful to us. Many of us have gotten the mesage when it comes to food and we’ve learned to eat healthier; now its time to learn to help our skin stay healthy using natural skin care products.
- Getting over Myths. Have you ever heard, “Stay away from things you can’t pronounce," from Cosmo or a well-meaning relative? Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you’ve been lied to. In actuality, almost everything has a fancy name; you just have to do your research. Acids like glycosaminoglycan might sound scary but glycosaminoglycan has been referred to as the fountain of youth. It’s a highly effective acid in treatment creams for aging skin.
- Research. You need to do your research. You wouldn’t buy a car before going online and doing some major research; your skin should receive the same treatment. Get on sites like WebMD and find basic nutrients and vitamins that are essential to help your skin type or whatever aspect of your skin you plan to improve. Next hit a GNC or a local beauty center and ask for a natural skin care product with whatever nutrient you found as a main component. You can also do the procedure in reverse, by looking up natural skin care products and researching the ingredients. You’ll be surprised by the number of products that claim to be natural and filled with herbs that actually have components that are synthetic counterparts.
- Experiment. So if you think your scavenger hunt is over, wrong. You still have a little experimenting to do. You want to make sure the product you bought is suitable to your skin, and you give your skin time to get used to it. Always test a new product on a small patch of your skin first, such as on the inner wrist. If the product is for everyday use, start off using it every other day for a week. Even though the product is filled with natural components, you want to give your skin time to get used to the acids or other ingredients.
- Consult. Always consult a dermatologist before starting a new skin care regimen. If you develop a reaction to any new product, it is best to see a dermatologist.
As I leave you with these four simple rules, I want you to remember to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to help not only your body but your skin as well. Good luck on your journey of healthier skin with healthy products!