We are seeing more of these natural and organic skin care products being commercialized. However, these commercial herbal skin care products have to mixed with preservatives in order to increase their shelf-life. This does slightly decrease the effectiveness of the product but unless you want to make your herbal care products at home, there has to be some give and take. Many manufacturers are looking at more natural ways to preserve products instead on using synthetic methods but it is important to remember this market is still learning and growing.
Natural and Organic skin care is probably the safest choice for your family’s skin care routine. Infants and children have exceptionally sensitive skin and taking care in what you put on their skin can help avoid a number of problems down the road. Many ordinary products contain chemicals such as alcohol and lead. Alcohol is extremely drying on the skin and it can cause many problems for those with sensitive skin. So it is easy to see why natural or organic products are becoming very popular. So you ask what are the benefits of natural and organic products and what are some of the ingredients you may see in these products?
Organic products are made from natural ingredients and are often really good for those who need a product that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Along these lines they are also good for children and those who are trying to stay away from additives, dyes, preservatives and fragrances. However, it is important to remember that just because a product uses natural and organic ingredients you should still read the label to make sure you are not allergic to one of the ingredients.
Speaking of labels: What you see is what you get and it is good to know what you are putting on your skin. Get familiar with different ingredients used in the different products so you can determine whether the product is natural or made up of man made chemicals. Do your research and follow your intuitions to determine which product is right for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for samples.
So what are some of the ingredients you ask and what do they do?
Aloe vera, which is an extract from Aloe plant, is one of the best examples of herbal skin care product. Freshly extracted aloe vera is a natural hydrant that helps in soothing skin. It also helps in healing cuts and treating sun burns.
A number of herbs are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary herbs, are a few examples of such cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties get invoked when they are combined with other herbs like tea. Tea plays an important part in herbal skin care. Tea extracts are used for treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.
Antiseptics are another important part of Herbal skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties.
Although organic products are generally more expensive than ordinary ones, as they mainly use natural ingredients, it is possible to find great natural and organic products at affordable prices online. You can even create some of your own products. There are several sites that offer skin care recipes or kits to create your own skin care. Note: Do some research on making skin care and learn the basic practices. This is not something to take on without knowing the basics and it will take a couple of tries.
It is important to remember that there is no regulation over the term “organic” in the skin care industry. Manufacturers can make claims that their products are natural or organic without certification. To be considered an organic product ingredients must be 70% or over organic. Whenever you see that a product boasts itself as organic then you should check the ingredient list to confirm the proclamation.
So whether you decide to venture into making your own skin care products from home or you choose a commercial product, you can see the benefits of the natural and organic products and their ingredients.