Thursday, February 6, 2014
by A. Grano
How many cosmetics and toiletries do you use on daily basis? The average woman uses 12 different kinds of toiletries a day, according to Chemical Safe Skin Care Campaign. Collectively, those add up to more than 175 chemical compounds, of which 60 percent are absorbed into the body. Since the skin is the body’s biggest organ, what does that mean for our health?
Chemical sensitivity is rising in people of all ages, particularly those who use anti-aging or acne-fighting products, which can be very harsh on the skin and lead to irritation such as peeling, redness, and dryness.
A good rule of thumb when choosing skincare products: if you can’t pronounce it, don’t use it!
Natural help for acne-prone skin
Tea tree oil is a therapeutic herb that has been used for many years due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. Rooibos also has wonderful antioxidant and healing properties, plus helps fight free radicals. Arctium lappa is another popular ingredient used naturopathically for the treatment of chronic skin disorders, including acne.
ClearSkin-A Gel Supports healthy, clear skin for a smooth and trouble-free complexion
Natural help for aging skin
Grape seed extract is a potent source of natural and powerful antioxidants, plus supports cell membranes. Spirulina can help lessen the appearance of fine lines and creases, while the herb Dandelion can be used to naturally detox the skin and purify the blood and lymphatic system, promoting an inner glow to the skin.
Other herbs such as Horsetail and Rosemary can also be beneficial to smooth texture, strengthen and tone the skin while Kali sulph and Silicea nourish skin cells from the inside on a cellular level.
The SkinSave by Native Remedies anti-aging line nurtures and restores the natural tone and beauty of the skin without the use of artificial and damaging chemicals, parabens, sodium laurel sulphate, petrochemicals or fragrances, and are not tested on animals.
SkinSave Anti-Aging Cleanser Provides gentle and effective cleansing, plus protects against environmental damage for softer, younger looking skin