Understanding Organic Skincare Ingredients
Taking care of your skin with organic beauty products is the best way to ensure you have a clear, even-toned complexion. When you’re new to organic skincare, you might not be familiar with how these natural ingredients can work together to benefit your skin. (Even longtime aficionados might not fully understand how they work.)
Organic beauty products are designed to benefit your skin with natural ingredients, free of sulfates and harsh chemical byproducts. While not all chemicals are bad, some can dry out your skin and make you appear older than you are—which is the opposite effect of what most people are hoping for.
Here’s an overview of how certain ingredients are used in organic beauty products.
Washing your face removes dirt, bacteria and oil—but if you use a harsh cleanser, you might strip too much of your face’s natural oils away, causing your skin to produce even more. Organic cleansers can gently remove the pore-clogging contaminants without removing your skin’s natural moisture in the process.
Typically, organic cleansers use fruit and nut oils along with other botanicals. For example, you might see coconut, jojoba and sunflower oil used for moisturization. Apple juice softens the skin, while aloe vera balances the skin’s pH levels. Geranium and patchouli can fight wrinkles, while green tea has antioxidant properties.
Moisturizers hydrate your skin after cleansing. Use them to ward off wrinkles and preserve your skin’s elasticity. When you’re shopping for organic beauty products, look for products that not only moisturize but also address your specific skin issues.
For example, you might see shea butter, cucumber extract and cupuaçu butter used to moisturize the skin. Acai oil can offer antioxidant properties, which protect your skin from free radicals and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. If you suffer from inflammation (such as acne), products with calendula oil can help calm your skin. For a good vitamin and mineral infusion, look for organic beauty products with sweet almond oil, aloe vera juice, rice bran or watercress extract.
Exfoliants can remove the top layer of dead skin, which can clog your pores and cause blemishes. Use an exfoliant about once per week—too much exfoliation can harm your skin. Products with alpha-hydroxy acids are good for gently removing the dead or damaged skin cells, evens your skin tone and allows it to absorb other products better.
Raw cane sugar, jojoba beads and alluvial garnet also exfoliate, while jojoba oil and watercress extract are used to nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals. You might also see products that use shea butter, cucumber extract, olive oil or sesame oil to fight the signs of aging.
As you can see, the natural world offers plenty of great ingredients to support your skin’s health and appearance. When choosing a product, look at the ingredient list to verify that it uses organic ingredients to achieve the desired effects.
When you need organic beauty products, stop by Mother Nature’s Food, Inc. We offer a selection of natural skincare products, alongside food, supplements and everything else you need to lead a healthy life.
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