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Is Organic Skincare Really Better For You?

Aug 17, 2007
In this day and age we are becoming more and more obsessed with organic products. Organic food is all the rage, and now organic beauty products are also taking a center stage. So just how good are these products for us? Are they really that much different from ordinary products?

The Benefits of Organic Skin Care

With so many chemicals in ordinary skin care products, it is shocking to think that we plaster our skin with creams and lotions every single day, yet we do not know what is in them. We have an amazing sense of trust in the manufacturers of skin care products, yet it seems that we are really being let down in a big way!

Ordinary products contain chemicals such as alcohol and lead. Alcohol is extremely drying on the skin and it can cause all kinds of problems, yet we spread it onto the skin without much thought. However, some people are seeing the light and more and more of us are turning to the benefits of natural products. Below are a few benefits of using organic products over ordinary, chemical-packed ones:

Gentle Enough For Even Sensitive Skin

As organic products are made form natural ingredients, they are often really good for people who suffer from sensitive skin. However, there are some natural chemicals included in organic products so you should always see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients before trying them.

What You See is What You Get

With organic products you know exactly what you are getting. There are no hidden downsides and you can rest assured that you are using the best ingredients for your skin.

They Do Not Always Have to be More Expensive

Although organic products are generally more expensive than ordinary ones, as they mainly use natural ingredients, it is possible to create some of your own recipes. This is not really expensive, and you are getting the bets of both worlds as you get to try out natural products, and you know exactly what is going into them.

Homemade Organic Skin Care

All you sometimes need to make your own organic skin care products is to open your kitchen cupboard. There are plenty of ingredients there which can help to give you beautiful, glowing skin the natural way!

For example, baking soda is great rubbed onto the skin once a week whilst you are in the shower. It can also be good to remove blackheads. If you have oily skin, fresh tomatoes are great for treating the oily areas of your face. However, some people may be allergic to the tomato juice, so always test on your arm before trying it on the face.

Vinegar is also another one of natures miracles. Apparently it works wonders on smelly armpits and feet. All you do is mix 50% of vinegar and 50% water, and use instead of your ordinary deodorant. Vinegar is also good for athletes foot and if you give your feet a vinegar bath every day for a week, the condition usually clears up pretty well.

If you fancy making your own face mask, mixing egg yolk with honey often makes a good one. Simply leave it on the skin for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. This is great for people with sensitive skin, though the honey can cause a tingling sensation. If this happens to you it is possible to use only the egg yolk.

Overall, home made organic skin care products may be a little messier sometimes and they may not smell as nice as ordinary products, but at least you know what you are getting. Your skin really will love you for it, and your purse will too!
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Louise Forrest has created the ultimate FREE Health & Beauty guide. Find out how you can gain access to FREE natural skin care articles, tips and techniques at http://www.NaturalElements.co.uk
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