Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Take Care of Your Skin Naturally

Many people believe that healthy skin comes from all the moisturizers and skin care products they use. This is not true. Of course, we experience skin problems such as rashes, blemishes, acne, dryness, oilyness, and other issues throughout our lives. As we age, our skin becomes less supple and can become damaged more easily, rendering signs of the aging process out in the open for everyone to see.

Tired, worn out skin can happen due to many reasons. One factor many people don't consider is diet and lifestyle. What you eat, or don't eat, how much water you drink and what type, rest, stress, and other factors affect your skin's appearance just as much as what you might be putting on your skin directly. The human body needs proper nutrition, hydration, proper mineral balance, rest, and essential fatty acids to perform optimally. Your skin is no exception.

While your skin is a barrier to the inside of your body, it is also the largest organ and can easily absorb substances it comes into contact with. Many products are available on the market and companies who manufacture these products are in business to make money - for the most part. Many of these companies don't consider that the products they sell are not actually good for your health when they add chemicals, emulsifiers, and preservatives. That is why using caution when purchasing and applying personal care products to your skin, hair, and body in general is so important. The truth is -- most personal care products are toxic to your body. Most of the moisturizers, face creams, and anti-aging products you'll find will actually do much more harm than good. Don't be fooled: the less products you use, the better.

Because the human body is not impervious to oxidation, both inside and out, our skin and our insides receives exposure to bacteria, parasites, and toxins on a regular basis. If you are in the habit of wearing a lot of makeup or washing your face with harsh chemicals and products, think again. Consider wearing less makeup less frequently and choose products that are truly natural like Dr. Haushka and Lavera. Use gentle, natural oils to remove makeup (sweet almond oil is a good choice) instead of abrasive makeup removers. Use gentle, real soaps to clean your face and only occasionally (not daily). Too much cleaning of the delicate skin on your face will lead to drying out of your skin, skin problems, and premature aging.

A great product to help minimize damage done to your skin (and also is great when you have received sunburn exposure from being outside too long) is Oxi Cell by Apex Energetics. It is one of the most safe products available and you can use it all over your body. It is moisturizing, skin protecting, and wrinkle smoothing all in one. Because your skin absorbs it into the body, it is also very effective for healing internal organs in the digestive tract such as the liver and pancreas. Other uses include for eczema and other similar skin irritations. It is also useful for those who have learned they have skin cancer due to its healing and antioxidant properties. One 2-ounce container will last quite awhile because you only have to use very minute amounts at a time. Ask your healthcare professional about this product and its many uses. Throw out your old ideas (and products) about face and skin care, and become acquainted with this outstanding health care product.

1 comment:

Wildcrafted Herbal Products said...

Well said, beauty comes from within and maybe a little help from good quality Natural Skin Care Products that are infact natural not pseudo-natural...