Organic Skin Care

Skin care is vital for maintaining a youthful look and a healthy lifestyle. This can be accomplished using organic products that are safe for the individual as well as the environment. There are quick-fix home remedies for such problems as acne, which include a healthy white vinegar and lavender oil.

Organic Skin Care

For long term skin care solutions many organic and natural products are on the market. Common ingredients in these products are aloe, argan oil, apple juice, green tea, coconut oil, sunflower oil, vinegar, chamomile, eugenol, and vitamin E. For skin care products to carry the USDA organic seal they must be made with at least 95% organically grown ingredients.

  • Aloe is commonly used in first aid as a balm for burns. It can help control eczema and ringworm. It soothes itching.
  • Apple juice is can smooth out minor wrinkles, and help clear blemishes.
  • Argan oil is thought to have anti-aging properties. It contains antioxidants and vitamin E.
  • Chamomile is used in skin care products for its cell regeneration, healing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known for reducing skin puffiness and helping remove impurities.
  • Coconut oil fights free radicals as an antioxidant. It moisturizes the skin and promotes healing.
  • Eugenol, also called clove oil because it comes from cloves imparts a definite clove-like fragrance. It has healing properties for sores and rashes. It reduces itching, but should not be used on open wounds.
  • Green tea can reduce damage from exposure to the sun, thus lowering the risk of skin cancer. It may also slow signs of aging.
  • Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and E. It contains essential fatty acids. It is an excellent moisturizer. One drawback is that its effects are not long lasting.
  • Vinegar (undistilled) helps maintain the skin's natural acidity, which aids in elimination of wastes and detoxification.
  • Vitamin E is contained in many of the oils listed above. It is an antioxidant and helps protect the skin from ultra-violet light. It may reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin.

When looking for a lotion or at skin care products, look for these and other ingredients. Good organic lotions should moisturize, reduce wrinkles, protect the skin from the elements, reduce itching, and make the user more comfortable in her skin.

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