The Benefits of Natural Skin careThe skin literally holds us together. It is our protective layer that keeps the organs of our body safe. One of the amazing qualities of our skin is it's elasticity, which gives it the ability to stretch as we change and grow. I cannot stress enough the importance of proper skin care to maintain this natural elasticity.
Most people give little consideration to their skin until a problem surfaces. We all start out with young, soft skin. The first problems appear in adolescence, usually through breakouts, due to the ever changing hormones and over active sebaceous glands. Then, throughout life, we are constantly exposed to damaging elements, such as sun exposure, chemicals in the environment, as well as in our household and skin care products. Alcohol, cigarettes, and weather conditions All damage the skin, taking away its natural Hydration and oils, forcing it to work harder to maintain its elasticity.
As we age, Most of us target our face as our main concern, because it usually starts showing the first signs of the aging process. So, we then spend most of our money and time trying to reverse the damage to our face, and neglecting the rest of our body. I try to tell people to think of it as a whole package. It's our largest living, breathing organ, and it all needs nourishment. Hydration is essential, and as we age, the use of creams rich in natural oils will help your skin absorb moisture from the atmosphere and keep it more subtle as we age.
Most of the skin care products that you buy in the store contain harsh chemicals that actually rob the skin of essential oils. These chemicals remove the dead skin cells, exposing new skin, which feels soft and smooth. So, you think the product is moisturizing your skin, when, in fact, it is stripping it of the very oils that absorb moisture and hydrate. It is a temporary feeling, and has actually left you more vulnerable to skin damage than if you didn't use anything at all.
If you are serious about maintaining healthy, young looking skin, stick to the products that are all natural. You pay a little more, but it is well worth it over time. Beware though, as not all products that claim to be natural are really "ALL" natural. They may contain some natural ingredients, but read the label carefully. Many will add in the cheap, synthetic ingredients in order to increase profits.