I like Danna Schneider's view on skin care. This article gives us what to look for in natural skin care products. You have to read the ingredients!
Natural Skin Care Products - Why Natural Ingredients Work Best on Skin
By Danna Schneider
Natural Skin Care Products - Why Hundreds are Making the Switch to Natural Products
Natural skin care products seem to be on the rise recently. Go to your local drugstore and you'll see evidence of this.
"Natural Skin Care" seems to be quite a buzzword lately, and with good reason - many natural skin care ingredients actually outperform their man-made counterparts. As with any other natural beauty product, unfortunately the adage "you get what you pay for" applies almost two-fold here.
If you're spending very little, odds are you are getting a watered down or poorly manufactured version of the primary natural ingredient you are looking to receive skin repair benefits from. Natural skin products must contain a high enough concentration and quality of the essential nutrients, vitamins or compounds they advertise in order to have any effect at all in most cases.
So, to give you an idea of what to look for, here is a summary of a few of the most potent natural skin care products. Some can actually be taken as an oral skin health supplement, while all of them come in topical application form. They are all absolutely the most powerful skin mending agents available today. You won't believe the difference these can make in your skin tone, clarity, firmness, and reduction of lines and wrinkles. It is nothing short of amazing that these powerful compounds are found in nature and have such profound healing properties.
1.)DMAE or Dimethylaminoethanol
This natural compound, found naturally in the skin of fish (especially wild salmon)is known for providing excellent collagen support to the outermost layers of skin (the most important since this is what shows on the surface!). The results are tighter, firmer skin and a great reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. It also is known for helping to reduce age spots (liver spots), and is a well known memory and concentration enhancer.
2.)Alpha Lipoic Acid
This natural acid is a very potent antioxidant that eliminates free radicals, one of the primary factors in the aging of skin and breakdown of skin elasticity. When applied externally and taken internally as a skin supplement, it can dramatically improve skin's appearance within a matter of just a few weeks.
Well, Vitamin C truly is the miracle cure vitamin! Topical Vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage, and even helps reverse the effects of photodamage (sun damage) on the skin. It protects from sun damage(in conjunction with a sunscreen of course), by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin C is actually the only antioxidant that is proven to increase the production and synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C is an absolute must-have in your skin care regimen regardless of your skin type.
Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A. It helps the skin regenerate and rejuvenate in a healthy manner and is especially effective on sensitive skin since it does not cause redness or peeling.
Using a combination of these four very effective natural skin care products, you can't help but see a noticeable difference in your skin. Don't be surprised if you suddenly start receiving complements like "have you been on vacation?", or "wow - what are you using on your skin?". This stuff is that good. Give it a few weeks, you'll see a huge improvement.
Who says we have to accept dull, wrinkled, broken out or uneven skin? You will never go back to a normal skin care routine once you've found the right natural skin care products!
-Natural Skin Care