A Natural and Healthy skin care regimen can do a lot to give you the most desired young skin. These days there is a lot of concern on the issue of synthetic skin care products that use harsh chemicals. I will tell you that healthy skin care does not necessarily need to use such harmful ingredients.
There are many products available in the market these days that put up labels saying that they are “natural” and also “organic”. While they may contain some natural ingredients, but they are in very minute quantities and apart from that, they don’t even mention the names of the harmful chemicals that they are using in their so called “healthy skin care product”.
These sorts of tactics played by the cosmetic skin care companies to boost their sales are unacceptable and unethical. Such products do not give healthy skin, but on the contrary lead to allergies and skin problems many cases.
Let us look at some of the harmful substances that are put in these products that you need to be especially watchful for.
1) Parabens- They have a long shelf life and find their use mainly as preservatives in skin care products. A longer shelf life means higher profits and lower storage costs for the manufacturer, but it is definitely harmful for your skin.
A high quality natural healthy skin care product should not contain such harmful substances. You shall be surprised to know that parabens have been scientifically known to cause distruptions in the estrogen levels in females.
2) Fragrances- These are the second culprits. The word fragrances sounds good, but when these fragrances are created by chemical processes then it becomes poisonous for our skin. Long time ago fragrances used to be made out of natural flowers, but now that is a thing of the past.
Chemically created fragrances cause skin allergies, rashes and do more harm to skin than any good. A high quality product must not use such artificially created fragrances.
And you would also find it useful to strictly avoid such products that have these ingredients in them:
Phenol Carbolic Acid
DEA, MEA and TEA. Here the terms M, D and T stand for Mono, Di and Tri. So the names to safeguard against are Monoethanolamine, Diethanolamine and Triethanolamine.
There are also many other harmful chemical ingredients. But these were the most commonly found names. The degree of harm they cause to healthy skin varies from individual to individual. They especially do a lot of damage to naturally sensitive skin persons.
As a part of healthy skin care, it would be incomplete to not mention the use of vitamins. As important it is to prevent healthy skin from carcinogens and harmful ingredients, equally important it is to provide it with the most soothing and nourishing natural ingredients which are lush in their natural vitamin and mineral content.
I would like to mention the name of Phytessence Wakame which is a part of my healthy skin care regimen. It is a special type of Japanese sea kelp. And its wonder lies in the fact that it is rich in Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12) and also in calcium, potassium and iron.
After knowing its highly effective qualities in skin anti aging, its extracts are used in elite skin creams. It is also quite effective in maintaining skin moisture, anti inflammatory and skin elasticity.