Have you ever gone to a drugstore to pick up some skin care products and actually read the ingredients that are put into these products? If you have read them, do you understand at all what they are? I will say that 98% of us don’t. Why do we need to know? We’ve seen the commercials, magazine ads, and our favorite Hollywood star is their spokeswoman. We automatically trust that their product will benefit us. Most of the in these products are used in more natural products as well, but the levels and mixture that you are buying at the store actually dehydrates our skin more.
If you have ever noticed that a creame or mask, actually leaves your face feeling dry, extra oily, or irritated, that’s why.
We’re going to share with you 20 natural ingredients and the benefits they have for your skin, hair, and body treatments. Most of you will be shocked.
Almond Meal: Soothing and Exfoliating. Used in body and face scrubs.
Avocado: A valuable source of protein and Vitamins A, B, & C. It’s moisturizing, soothing, and healing. It’s emollient properties make Avocado a popular facial and hair care ingredient.
Apple Extract: Also known as Malic Acid, it’s one of the alpha hydroxy acids. It’s antiseptic, exfoliating, and stimulating. This is most commonly used in acne=fighting and rejuvenating skin care preparations.
Basil: A very potent ingredient that must be used in small doses. It’s stimulating and antiseptic. It’s used in facial treatments to purify the skin.
Black Walnut: High in Tannin & Iodine. This ingredient is antiseptic, antimicrobial and astrigent. this can be used to treat viral or bacterial conditions such as acne.
Cayenne: It’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties make this ingredient perfect for massage cremes to help sooth achy muscles.
Carrot: An anti-oxidant; it moisturizes and soothes. Most commonly used in facial cremes and moisturizing masks.
Clove: The dried flower buds of the Clove Tree are the parts of the plant that are most commonly used in esthetics. Antiseptic; analgesic, stimulating. This is used to treat acne and other skin conditions.
Dill: Soothing and analgesic. Used in skin care preparations to treat irritated skin. It can also be incorporated into massages to ease sore muscles.
Fig: The Fig Fruit is high in moisturizing properties but the tree’s bark is highly astringent and can be used in facial toners.
Grape Seed Extract: Taken from the seeds of grapes it’s an antioxidant which promotes healing and moisturizing. This particular ingredient has become very popular in anti-aging preparations.
Hops: Hops is used in brewing to prevent bacterial action. It has astringent properties and can be very soothing. This is used in skin care, body care, and hair care preparations.
Horseradish: Stimulating; antioxidant, diuretic, and antiseptic. This can be incorporated into body treatments to promote circulation and treat water retention.
Hibiscus: Stimulating and healing. Most commonly used in hair care preparations, especially formulas to treat hair loss. Also, used in rejuvenating masks and facial cremes.
Mint: Stimulating and antiseptic. Used in skin care, hair care, body care, and can be incorporated into body treatments to boost circulation in the skin.
Papaya: Contains Papain, a power plant exfoliant. Softening; exfoliating, soothing, and moisturizing this is incorporated into facial and body exfoliants.
Pineapple: The pineapple is rich in bromelain, an anti-inflammatory, protein-digesting enzyme. It also contains iron, phosphoric, and sulphuric acids, magnesia and potassium and sodium salts. Stimulating, exfoliating, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Commonly used in exfoliants and in blemish-fighting preparations.
Oregano: Used as a medicinal plant by the early New England settlers. Oregano is antiseptic, antimicrobial, healing, and stimulating. Used in skincare and body preparations. It’s also used in body therapies to ease sore muscles.
Sandalwood: is a delicately scented evergreen native to India. Soothing and antiseptic. Used to relieve itching, acne, and other skin irritations.
Sugarcane: glycollic acid, one of the most popular of the alpha hydroxy acids, is derived from sugarcane. Exfoliating and healing this is used in anti-aging skin care and body preparations.
As we get older, us Betties need to make sure we take care of our skin. We want to remain youthful and healthy. That’s why we highly suggest you research the ingredients in products before you purchase them. What we use today affects us tomorrow. If these natural ingredients intrigued you and you want to know, “where can I get products that promote these”?
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Hope this was informative for you all. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, and we will answer in a timely manner!
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