Nowadays, many people choose to turn to all-natural organic skin care routines. As we must constantly choose from a myriad of skin care products and offers, the simple process of finding a skin care routine fitted to our needs can become tiresome. So, how do you know what is good for your skin? How can you know if it’s the right routine for you? A simple answer to all these questions would be to try and go natural.
Natural, organic skin care products
are paraben, alcohol, sulfate, and, most importantly, Hydroquinone-free. These products don’t contain mercury and thus have none of its side effects. Most organic skin care products are vegan, which means that they are animal cruelty-free. So, in using an all-natural skin care routine, you don’t only protect yourself and your health, but other innocent lives around you.
Perhaps the greatest thing about a natural skin care routine is the fact that you will use nature’s power for your benefit. Certain vitamins and plant extracts enhance natural skin regeneration, close pores, or help your skin develop an even pigment. Depending on your skin needs, these natural vitamins and oils can help you attain your skin goal or hinder you, so you must be careful in choosing, and know what your skin needs. However, certain natural ingredients are beneficial, no matter your skin type or your needs.
Look for products with lots of vitamin C (perhaps containing lemon extract), as this is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. Antioxidants have multiple benefits for skin, as they slow down the aging process and also reduce the amount of melanin, which can cause hyperpigmentation. Also, look for fruit extracts, from the most common ones, like apricot oil or coconut oil, to the most exotic and rare ones, like the South African plant Bulbine frutescens, which is scientifically proven to slow down the process of collagen breakdown. These ingredients should be obtained naturally, preferably by cold-pressing the fruit or plant leaves, to preserve the active compounds in the plant.
In researching natural organic skin care products and routines, we came across two beauty stories, which we want to share with you, in hope that they will inspire you, too.
Amitha B said:
“To me, it’s always been hard to feel beautiful, attractive, or even accepted. My skin is unevenly colored, with darker patches on my face, and I’ve always had these dark circles under my eyes, which never go away, no matter how well-rested I am. Sadly, in the society I live in, women are judged by these impossible beauty standards, and there’s also a lot of pressure in finding a husband. During my teen years, I became aware of the fact that my skin is different and, not being able to change it, I chose to avoid people. I tried all kinds of home remedies, but nothing ever worked, because my skin is also very sensitive. So, when I came across a skin routine that claimed to be all-natural and organic, I was skeptical. However, I decided to try it, as the combination of plant extracts seemed something else. I remember I thought that, if the plant extracts would not work as a skin routine, they would surely make a delicious fruit salad. At first, the face wash, moisturizer, and night cream only seemed to smell nice. But after one week, I noticed that the dark circles under my eyes seemed lighter than ever. After two weeks, they were almost completely gone, and the spots on my face started to recede. After three weeks, something magical happened. I got up in the morning, washed my face, and applied the moisturizer and, for the first time in my life, I didn’t feel the need to apply concealer or any kind of makeup. It was the happiest day of my life. That’s how good this skin care routine is.”
Jane C. told us:
“I must admit that I always considered myself a beautiful woman. I loved the long stares I got while walking down the street and I loved the compliments. I liked to dress elegantly and I liked to wear makeup. But age caught up with me and, by the time I was 45, my skin had stopped looking young and fresh. Wrinkles appeared all over my face and, because I lost some weight, they became even more visible. Suddenly, I looked 10 years older. You have no idea what that did to me. I was depressed for months, I even got to the point where I refused to leave the house. I know, it’s shallow, but that was what I felt like during that time. My daughters tried to help me, they bought all kinds of skin care products, but nothing worked. As I spent my life online, one day I read about a natural collagen booster, extracted from the leaves of an African plant. Soon, I found an organic skin care product that was made using that plant. It took some time, but the face cream did reduce my wrinkles. My skin looks better now, and I look my age. I’m no longer ashamed of leaving the house. That was the greatest benefit of this cream.”
So, next time you’re on the lookout for some skin care products, look for an all-natural organic skin routine, keeping in mind that you’ll be doing a good thing for yourself and the environment around.