Do you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? After knowing this you will be able to be more sensitive in the way you care and treat it. Skin health has always been on the receiving end in the quest for beauty and young-look extremes. Many of the products sought after for these two purposes are a hub of chemicals and toxins that destroy the skin instead of building its health. These chemicals and toxins which find their way inside the skin by absorption end up getting into the bloodstream and eventually to other body organs causing severe harm.
Toxins and Chemical in Skin Products
Some of these products don’t have the natural ingredients as stated on their labels but instead harbor toxic ingredients. Such chemicals and toxins inhabit breath ability of your skin to result in premature aging skin and other skin issues such as acne and in worst cases, skin cancer. Before you buy that skin product, check the ingredients of the product in the label. Listed are some of the harmful toxic ingredients in beauty products and what they can do to your skin:
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – If it exceeds 1% it is linked to skin cancer, endocrine disruption, organ toxicity, neurotoxicity, and skin irritation
- Anything ending with -paraben – They imitate oestrogen which is known to cause breast cancer. They also just like their imitation oestrogen have a high chance of causing breast cancer
- Triethanolamine – Is a Combination of two highly toxic chemicals, ethylene oxide, and ammonia
- Imidazolidinyl urea – Can cause allergies and irritations if the product contains more than 0.5% of this ingredient
- Diazolidinyl urea – Can cause allergies and irritations if the product contains more than 0.5%
- Stearalkonium chloride – Can cause skin and eye irritation if you use more than 5% of it
Benefits of Natural Organic Ingredients to Your Skin
There is too much fuss on skin care products on the shelves that one tends to forget that nature has the best of these. Most of these products are synthetic while nature will give you its natural products with all good properties (if organic) as it should be. Follow the conversation to find out what nature provides for these four skin condition
Aging skin can occur prematurely and also due to the natural aging process. However, something
can be done to prevent either of the two occurrences from affecting your beautiful skin. When
aging, allow your skin to age gracefully without any signs of aging like skin sagging. Some
natural organic ingredients can assist your skin to age gracefully and also repair prematurely
Organic Coconut Oil
Put away that wrinkle-free cream and try coconut oil which is the best anti-aging skin care
that is also versatile to other skin benefits. It is known to revamp the epidermal skin tissue.
Use its natural organic oil (cold pressed) as one of your best natural skin care routines. Apply
it on your skin, and you will be free from all wrinkles whether due to old age or health issues.
Organic Carrot Seed Oil
Get organic carrot seed oil which is full of nutrients and vitamins beneficial for skin repair
and an anti-aging. Carotenoids derived from carrots boost the skin protection against UV
rays. A sun damaged skin is prone to be saggy which results in premature skin aging. The Oil
detoxifies the skin to revamp skin cells production.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Have you ever heard of this oil? The oil is derived from sea buckthorn plant. It is carrier oil
that you can mix with your safe skin products. The ancient Greek used the plant as horse
fodder which improved the texture of their horsehide. Among the many benefits, Sea
Buckthorn contains beta-carotene which is a repairer of aged skin.
Use olive oil as your cleanser instead of the artificial products from the shelf. It will protect
your skin against free radicals which result in aging skin. It also contains antimicrobial
properties which correct other skin issues.
Geranium Oil is known to reduce skin sagging due to its astringent properties that help to
tighten the skin. It is, therefore, suitable as an anti-aging natural organic ingredient.
Eczema is another scary skin issue that can erode your confidence. Knowing your skin and
learning what is causing this skin condition could be the epic of your eczema treatment. Various
natural ingredients can help restore your skin texture to its glowing.
This kind of oil helps the skin to retain its moisture by boosting its barrier functions. By
doing this, it prevents the skin from losing its moisture due to exposure of environmental
harshness such as UV rays and wind.
Apply organic sunflower oil on an adult skin two times in a day either when sleeping or after
bathing. Applying it on your skin when still wet helps to lock in the skin moisture which is
also a plus to your skin.
Avocado fruit is a natural skin moisturizer. It is known to contain vitamins A, D, and E to
bolster your skin. These vitamins are naturally absorbed in the skin. Avocado fruit or its oil is
responsible for restoring eczema riddled skin to moisturized glowing, healthy skin.
Sometimes, what we eat reflects through the skin. If you eat healthily, it will reflect by
having healthy skin. You can also apply avocado on your face as a facial mask to continue
boosting your skin for a glow-look.
You wouldn’t want to apply fish oil on your skin in the daytime otherwise you will smell
‘fishy’ all the day long. However, frequently having fish in your diet will provide you with
fish oil. Fish oil is the main sauce of omega-3 fatty acids that help to fight body inflammation
which is the primary cause of eczema. The best types of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are
albacore tuna, herring, salmon, mackerel, and sardines.
Oily skin is appreciated in ages 50 and above because it prevents skin from getting wrinkles by
keeping it soft and supple. However, oily skin in the youthful age is detrimental since this is the
genesis of acne.
Extra production of sebum is the result of oily skin and acne flare up. While in such a state, you
can use natural organic ingredients to reduce extra oil on your skin and therefore prevent acne
flare up. Such ingredients are:
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has astringent properties which help curb excess oils on the skin. It also
contains antimicrobial properties that fight off many skin’s bacteria. Both of these properties
in ACV would help very much in the case of acne by curbing extra oil and by fighting of
acne-causing bacteria. It is essential to know that ACV can irritate your skin when used
straight and direct. When using this natural skin care at home, you need to dilute it by three
parts of water to one part of ACV. Apply it on your skin as a toner.
Organic Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera also contains antiseptic properties that can help in clearing acne issue. Applying a
layer of Aloe Vera on your skin after washing and especially in the morning can do wonders
to your oily skin. It can also fight off acne from your skin.
Rose Water from Organic grown Roses
Rosewater is a wonder in toning and hydrating your oily skin. Remember oily skin is the
cause of acne, and sure enough, you would do anything to protect your youthful skin from it.
You can opt to carry rosewater in your bag to spritz on your skin throughout the day. If not,
tone your skin with rosewater in the morning and at lunchtime if possible.
Jojoba oil, really? You can ask, and the answer is yes. Your oily skin needs moisturizing
also. It doesn’t mean that you are off oils since you have oily skin. Jojoba oil does not remain
on top of the skin. Instead, it will absorb deeply into your skin just like sebum (natural skin
oil) leaving your skin moisturized.
Bacterial infection of the skin causes this condition. As much as it occurs mostly on children,
other ages can have it as well. The infection causes a skin rash or swollen itchy sores mainly
around the mouth and nose. There are some natural organic ingredients that you can use
alongside the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor to aid healing.
Organic Aloe Vera
Applying Aloe Vera gel straight from the plant on the affected part can improve the
condition. If you don’t have Aloe Vera plant near you, you can use organic Aloe Vera
Extracts instead. Aloe Vera contains antibacterial properties which are useful in fighting off
impetigo, counter itchiness and improving dryness caused by this condition.
Since time-age, garlic has always been the best natural remedy in treating the viral, fungal,
and bacterial infection.
A certain study conducted on garlic and impetigo showed that garlic is effective in clearing
impetigo. You can crush garlic and apply it on the affected area. Although it can sting a bit,
it is useful in fighting off impetigo.
Neem is a tree that grows in India and most African countries. Its bark oil extracts are
suitable for almost all kinds of skin conditions. You can also boil the back of Neem tree and
apply the liquid to the affected area.
It is effective against various bacteria which include the ones that result to impetigo. If using
the oil extract from natural skin care ingredients’ suppliers, be sure to follow instructions on
The complete use of this list of natural organic ingredients for skin care is the way to go to
realize good results. Some of these ingredients have been grown in chemical conditions such as
fertilizers and pesticides. No wonder when you look at them in their natural state they give a
‘wonder to behold’ appearance. Watch out on them and get an ingredient you are pretty sure is
organically grown or treated. Remember ‘not all that glitters is gold’ and therefore you should
beware of them.
Again, working on a specific skin condition does not give results overnight. It is an ongoing
process that will require determination and patience to realize that radiant look. Depending on
the skin issue and your skin type, it may take weeks or months to get full results. As you may
know, ‘patience pays.’ Be patient to give your ingredients a chance to work for better results.