“Why use man made chemicals to care for your natural skin, when mother nature has so much to offer” – this is the basic premise on which ‘organic skin care ‘operates. In fact, ‘organic skin care’ was the only method used by our ancestors. It is not only kinder to various skin types, but also less expensive compared to the chemical products lined all over the cosmetic counters found at your local mall. If you have an organic skin care regimen in place, you will certainly reap the benefits like, preventing the occurrence of many skin disorders, anti-aging, skin toning and moisturizing.
Benefits of Organic Skin Care Routines
Organic fruits and vegetables are the most popular products used in organic skin care routines. These include cucumber, turmeric, apple, papaya, ginger and coconuts. Organic materials have a very refreshing and vitalizing effect on your skin. Almost every skin care book has a section dedicated to organic skin care (including the effects of various fruits and vegetables on skin) that should tell you something. So choose the ones that are more suitable for your skin type and start experimenting with them until you finally select the ones that are most suitable to include in your organic skin care routine. It’s important that you use fresh organic fruits/vegetables. Don’t try to use old or rotten products this can cause skin irritation especially if you have sensitive skin.
Milk has good cleansing properties; in fact, the name of some skin care products contains the word ‘milk’ in them. A combination of milk with ground oatmeal acts as wonderful cleanser. I personally prefer to use coconut or almond milk or animal milk.
Ground oat is especially good for oily skin and is a popular ingredient in many organic skin care regimen. Go ahead and experiment, try combining with eggs, honey, milk and fruits. Be sure to jot down the ingredients you use so, you can easily determine what concoctions work best for you.
Wheat germ is another ingredient in organic skin care procedures. It is rich in vitamin E and is known for its exfoliation as well as moisturizing properties. Wheat germ combined with other organic materials, is used to prepare facial masks for normal as well as dry skin types. You can also incorporate wheat germ oil in your organic skin care routine.
Yogurt and sour cream are very popular for their exfoliating and moisturizing properties.
Organic honey is also another popular organic skin care product. It helps retain moisture and will give your skin a nice glow.
Rose or Lavender water acts as a fabulous toner in organic skin care routines. They also both have antiseptic properties.
DIY Organic Skin Care Recipes
‘Organic skin care’ uses combinations of various organic materials that all complement each other and enhance each other’s effectiveness. Furthermore, having a good organic skin care regimen can reverse most if not all the harmful effects from the environment as well as the food we eat. For organic skin care recipes, click here.