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In the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, an article called â€œHerbal cosmetics in ancient Indiaâ€ describes how ancient India has been using herbal cosmetics for the last few millennia. Everything from facemasks to mouth fresheners is part of Indian history and culture. However, with all the skincare trends today, itâ€™s too easy too fake a certification. How do you know what is right for you? How do you know that itâ€™s natural and safe for your skin?
What Skincare Challenge Are You Fighting?
Traffic and pollution are definitely part of the problem. RawChemistry describes how dark spots, acne, and dry and dehydrated skin are part of every personâ€™s everyday skincare challenge. The most basic response would be the cleanser-toner-moisturizer routine. Letâ€™s look at some natural ingredients for each part of the routine that help us have healthier skin.
Natural Facial Skin Care Products
Natural Cleanser Ingredients
After a long day of working, walking, and commuting, you need to refresh your skin before adding anything else on.
Rose water is created from water and rose petals. Often known more like a perfume ingredient because of the fragrance, itâ€™s also important medically. Medical News Today champions it as a powerful antioxidant, meaning it fights the negative effects of pollution and everyday grime on the face. It soothes irritated skin and protects it from other attacks.
2. Milk And Milk Derivatives (Like Yogurt)
Milk and milk derivatives are a very natural addition to facial cleansers. The lactic acid and chemical DNA of the milk wash impurities off your face that does not come away with water. This means you can cleanse your face without subjecting it to anything that would strip it of the natural protective oil.
3. Lavender water
Healthline describes it as a natural cleanser, not only scrubbing away impurities but killing bacteria. This means it doesnâ€™t only cleans your skin, it speeds up healing by killing the bacteria and impurities that cause acne and other skin problems.
Natural Toner Ingredients
Cleansers and moisturizers make sense, but why are toners part of the package? First, they detoxify the skin and clean off anything the cleanser missed. They hydrate your skin and tighten the pores, locking in cleanliness and keeping out impurities.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice holds citric acid, which is rich in antioxidants. It creates protection for your skin against dust, smoke, and other impurities. If you use it while fighting acne, it can fade scars and bring out the natural brightness of your skin.
Alum is a naturally-occurring mineral, easy to find. It is used to encourage healing in present wounds or sores. Used as a face mask or applied to the skin, it kills germs and provides relief by cooling the skin.
Besides its cooling and refreshing quality, it also refreshes the skin and fights oiliness. It works as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredient, perfect if you are already struggling against acne-prone skin.
Natural Moisturizer Ingredients
1. Coconut Oil
The properties of coconut oil were discovered in the 1930s when those who had coconuts in their diet showed more skin, hair, and heart health than other populations. Since then, coconut oil as an ingredient has been used to relieve acne and itches on facial skin. It is also used to refresh the skin as a moisturizer and can help in the healing of shallow wounds and scars.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel moisturizes the skin, soothes it, and even lightens any scars or marks. Applying it after cleanser and toner allow the moisturizing quality to be added onto a fresh space so the skin can get the most benefit out of the gel.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is another natural moisturizer. When infused in water and washed over the face, it adds another rinse to your skincare routine and finishes it with a layer of herbal protection. The herbs moisturize and add vitamins to your skin in time for a good sleep.
Natural Skincare Is Healthy Skincare
No fad will stand up to healthiness and science. While taking steps to clean and protect your skin from pollution and damage, also take steps to protect your skin from harmful chemicals and other problematic ingredients.