🍃9 Natural Ingredients to Seek Out in Your Skincare Products
Jun. 18, 2020
Natural skincare choices can help your skin thrive without chemicals though only certain ones will bring you benefits.
With a greater shift toward natural, unprocessed foods and a demand for organic and wholesome ingredients, its little wonder that the skincare industry has followed down the same path. More and more people are turning back to nature, to the things ancient people used in beauty rituals to care for their skin.
However, simply choosing a product that’s labeled ‘natural’ isn’t the only concern you should have. Certain ingredients from nature really do provide added benefits while others merely provide buzzwords that the product’s marketing department thinks will push sales.
Never fear, for these 9 natural ingredients give you the benefits your skin craves whether the marketing hypes it up or not.
If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know the healing elements that aloe brings. It calms skin through natural polysaccharide sugars, soothing it while adding plenty of hydration to skin that has become parched.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C rescues your skin much like it does your immune system from within. If you have sagging or dulled skin, vitamin C helps coax collagen synthesis to firm and smooth your skin matrix. Because it’s highly antioxidant, it can halt free radical damage and even lighten up any age spots you have. Additionally, those with oily skin will love how it takes control of oil production to help it regulate.
Seaweed is big in the cuisine of Asian cultures but if you’re not a fan of eating it, you’ll hopefully change your mind about applying it to your skin. Brimming with antioxidant properties, it helps improve skin elasticity and collagen production. Skin is infused with the minerals it contains, like copper, which helps it to function as it did in its youth for beautiful, bouncy, and vibrant complexions.
Another natural skincare ingredient that comes from Asia is matcha. Even better than green tea, it consists of the tea leaves ground into a powerful antioxidant-rich powder. Matcha is marvelous for inflammation and keeping skin calm, making it an ideal natural choice for sensitive skin.
5. Beta Carotene
If you live in a hot and sunny climate, beta carotene is a natural ingredient for skincare that can help keep your skin safe from damaging sun rays. While eating an array of red, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables is great for the inside and out, using skincare products with beta carotene allows it to convert to vitamin A which can help add more protection from the sun and speeds up cell turnover. It also improves discolorations in a natural and safe way.
6. Licorice Extract
Does your skin always look inflamed and irritated? Licorice extract might be the natural skincare ingredient you need in your life. Often used to treat rosacea or other skin redness issues, it can help correct uneven pigmentation since it blocks melanin products. Licorice extract may also help you find success with lightening dark circles under the eyes so you can finally face the world without applying concealer first.
There’s no doubt that retinoids and hydroquinone work wonders on skin, but they can be strong and irritating to the point that certain skin types can’t handle it. Soy is an excellent natural skincare alternative in that it can brighten dull skin and even out the tone. Used topically, soy can lighten discoloration from both sun damage and melasma. It stops the overproduction of melanin so that skin tone can harmonize.
8. Willow Herb
This wildflower has fascinating antimicrobial properties, plus it’s irritation free. As a natural antiseptic, it is ideal for soothing skin irritations, even for those suffering with eczema and rosacea. It kills the bacteria that causes acne, stopping it at the source, which makes it a superb choice in natural skincare for those with acne-prone skin.
9. Shea Butter
For intensely dry skin, shea butter is the answer. It comes from the shea nut, something Ghanaian women have used for ages because of its dense, rich texture. It also contains fatty acids that help your skin’s natural barrier strengthen while it locks in essential hydration so skin. That’s great for rough elbows or restoring softness to rugged feet though it’s best to avoid using it on your face if you have frequent breakouts since it can make them worse.
Aside from natural skincare ingredients, when you read product labels, look for brand transparency. This will ensure you’re making a sustainable choice that won’t deplete the natural items from the planet and keep ecosystems thriving.
My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
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DON’T try these at home!
With so many self- proclaimed beauty gurus in the world today, it’s very easy to get sucked into the DIY trend. Most experts and skincare specialists will tell you these homemade concoctions are not as good as they are made to be. Here are 5 ingredients you should not put on your face and why. 1. Essential Oils- The fragrant portion of plants is what makes essential oils. Modern science has revealed how fragrant oils cause problems for the skin. In the long run components in essential oils can significantly irritate and damage the skin. 2. Lemon Juice 🍋- Lemons are extremely acidic, which will irritate your skin. You can experience excessive redness, dryness, and skin peeling. Using lemons on your skin can cause more damage then benefit to your skin. 3. Coconut Oil- This ingredient causes a lot of debate amongst my followers, but fact is a fact, coconut oil is highly comedogenic. This means that the oil clogs pores on your face. When you apply coconut oil to your face it lays on the surface and is not able to be absorbed into the skin due to its large molecules. It can cause breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. 4. Witch Hazel- Here is another debate stirring ingredient. A lot of my patients and followers swear by witch hazel because of its immediate results on absorbing oil on the skin. What they fail to understand that it is not only absorbing the excess oils, but it is also stripping your skin of its natural oils. This can be very damaging to your skin and it’s natural protecting barrier, causing unnatural sensitized and dry skin. 5. Toothpaste- Such a popular trend and so harmful to your skin. Toothpaste contains high levels of baking soda which will mess with your skin’s ph level. This can lead to redness and burning of the skin. Toothpaste is a horrible option for your blemishes and instead I would recommend THE inkey LIST - Succinic Acid Acne Treatment As tempting as it is to try natural remedies at home, do your skin a favor and resort to stabilized and researched ingredients and products.
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