Au Naturel, Au Contraire
By Alisha Burke
With all the skin care products on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for your skin. As consumers tend to be increasingly interested in the ingredients of the products they are using, it is only natural for companies to promote products based upon those ingredients. The problem with this is that not all companies are completely honest about the ingredients they use. There are many companies that claim to use all-natural ingredients, when they are not. The same can be said for so-called organic ingredients.
There are many benefits to using truly natural skin care products. For instance, the skin care benefits of almonds have been well researched and documented. Almonds have a high concentration of vitamin E, which is absolutely wonderful for treating dry or sensitive skin. You can create your own facial mask using almonds and honey. Simply mix two tablespoons of crushed almonds with a single tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your face, and wash it off with cold water after five minutes.
The benefits of Avocado on the skin are plentiful. It is regularly used in high quality spa products, as it is rich in vitamin A, B, D and E. Unbeknownst to most, an Avocado actually has more potassium in it that a Banana. Avocado is an excellent remedy for eczema, red skin, aging skin, and skin sensitivity. You can also use Avocado as a facial mask. Whenever I use Avocado, I just mash it in a bowl and spear it all over my face. Sometimes, I will put in my hair and on my hands and feet. It is so good for your skin.
The best way to include all natural ingredients in your skin care regimen is to stop relying on consumer goods. In my humble opinion, the best skin care products can be found in your kitchen. Oatmeal, apricots, egg whites, and many other everyday products are better for your skin than most consumer skin care products. I am not saying you should stop using the products you use, but to consider supplementing them with some of the truly natural elements noted above. Your body will thank you for it!
About The Author
Alisha Burke loves getting facials. When she is not daydreaming about her next trip to the spa, she writes for yourskin101.com - an online resource dedicated to helping you care for your skin, with information about facial recipes, facial scrub recipes and more.