Natural Remedies For Skin Care
The abundance of skin care products out on the market can be overwhelming at times and many people have turned to natural skin care remedies for visible results. There seems to be an advertisement, celebrity endorsement, or infomercial on every corner. They all gloat on some miracle product that promises to transform one's skin as well as self-esteem. Face it, most everyone don't have the time or the deep pockets to try many of the popular brands. Not to worry, there are plenty of natural skin care remedies that are inexpensive and well suited for each skin type.
Those with dry skin often worry about a flaky/ashy look and early onset of crow's feet. Pay more attention to product ingredients before buying expensive creams. Look for natural skin care products containing vegetable oils such as olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil or peanut oil. While the good old fashioned petroleum jelly is an inexpensive moisturizer, long term use may lead to clogged pores. Pores on the skin are designed to release toxins from the body. If they are clogged for extended periods of time and restricted from secreting toxins, people may end up with certain disorders such as acne, even drier skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and much more. Remember petroleum jelly and related chemicals are for external use only while internal consumption may lead to a variety of side effects. Many countries have banned the use of such ingredients in cosmetics, but certain nations or manufacturers may still sneak them into lipsticks, baby lotions and other moisturizers.
For those who are constantly blotting their forehead to get rid of its shine, they understand the frustration of having oily skin. Combined with changing hormone levels and humidity, oily skin can trigger unpleasant acne breakouts. The good news is that over time, those with oily skin tend to have fewer wrinkles than those with dry skin. The key to looking great with oily skin is to keep your face clean (wash at least twice a day), stay with water-based moisturizers, include aloe vera in the beauty regime to clear pores, and avoid touching with hands as fingers may deliver extra oil and dirt to the face.
Call them laugh line or crow's feet, but wrinkles are wrinkles are wrinkles. The best remedy is actually prevention. Make it a habit to always wear sunscreen on the face, even all over the body for prolonged sun exposure or if prone to skin cancer. Habits favoring skin care include wearing sunglasses to avoid squinting and sleeping on the back to prevent facial wrinkles over time. To combat visible lines, instead of buying expensive name brand serums or creams, reach for less costly vitamin C cream to stimulate collagen rebuilding. In addition to fighting wrinkles, vitamin C is also a great antioxidant to reduce sun spots, minimize scar appearance, and brightens your skin tone. Many night creams and serums contain vitamin C as it is broken down by sunlight.
To avoid getting a gobbler with age, apply the same skin regiment on the neck as on the face. Skin on the neck wrinkles easily, but is often over looked in skin care.
There is a natural skin care remedy for almost every skin type and being a natural beauty doesn't have to cost a fortune. Be sure to try different botanicals and oils for desired results.
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