What can you do if you have a problem with your skin and all the chemicals in the world don’t seem to make any difference? It may be time to throw away the chemicals and go natural. After all, chemicals are actually toxic, even though they are considered safe because they are present in such small amounts. However, over time this amount will increase and cause goodness knows what kind of damage to your skin.
The problem with many skin products is that what they contain is very often irritating to the skin, if that’s even the worst it does. Soothing creams meant to make the skin soft and prevent it from drying out often contain a drying ingredient. The more you use the cream the worse your skin gets, after that initial ‘feel good’ few hours. So back you go to the same old cream and slather it on even more. The only one to benefit is the company that makes it.
The best thing you can do for your skin is to use natural products that contain no chemicals. You may have to pay more and even look harder to find them, but it will be worth it in the long run. You may even be able to make your own. There are plenty of DIY recipes for skin care products on the Internet.
Once you start to do a little research you will be amazed at what you find. For instance, a person who had terrible trouble with acne and tried all the chemicals available for it to no avail finds that throwing them all away and going to totally natural products gave her beautiful, clear skin in no time. Other people whose skin was always dry, or had eczema or psoriasis found natural products helped them much more than any laden with chemicals.
Not all natural beauty routines can be the same because there are so many different skin types and what suits one will not suit the other. So be sure to choose one that suits your skin type. If your skin is dry, then don’t use anything that is meant for oily skin – and vice versa. Very often a few drops of essential oil in a base of olive oil or kind of bland cream is all that is needed for healthy skin, even though most women want to try more.
Changing the diet also helps. A diet dense in nutrient rich foods that are good for the skin is also good for the rest of you. Many people survive on fast food with high fat and sugary snacks. Or their diet includes processed foods that have next to no nutrition. It is no wonder their skin looks like a dried up prune after a few years.