Insider's Guide to Natural Skin Care

Our natural skincare products may be the answer you are looking for if you are concerned about the chemicals in most commercial cosmetic products. A good percentage of these chemicals are toxic enough to actually accelerate the aging process, which honestly, is the exact opposite of what most of us are trying to accomplish with skincare. Even with increased regulation, and consumer watchdog groups, there are a number of new products introduced each year that still contain damaging chemicals.

Almost nine hundred toxic chemicals have been found in commercial cosmetic products by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The Cancer Coalition has stated that cosmetic and personal care products pose a higher threat of cancer than even smoking cigarettes. Compounding the problem is the vast amount of incorrect information distributed by marketing departments to attract new customers.

Nearly everything that you put on the surface of your skin is absorbed into the pores and gets into your bloodstream. The circulation of your blood distributes those toxins throughout your entire body, causing damage to internal organs as well as your skin. Since all of these products enter your body, you should analyze the labels on your cosmetic products, and choosing natural-based skincare products eliminates the problem of toxins altogether.

Once toxins get into your bloodstream, they force your body to work much harder than usual in an effort to get rid of them. The liver is responsible for most of this clean-up, but it can only handle so much before health problems will set in. The liver is a key part of the body's immune system and should be treated with care. Liver problems can cause major health issues such as auto-immune diseases, asthma, continual infections, and allergies.

Using nature-based ingredients can avoid these toxicity problems. The body recognizes natural skincare products as organic matter to be processed, not as a toxic threat that must be eliminated. Many of these products are made out of plant matter which contains the same basic vitamins and minerals as the ones already present in our bodies. Synthetic chemicals may be seen by the body as toxic and the immune system will react against them.

We use gentle materials such as crushed oatmeal, table sugar, or baking soda for exfoliation. You should make exfoliating a regular part of your daily skincare routine and you will see much more life and bounce in your appearance. Other natural substances that we use in our skincare products include honey, olive oil, banana powder, and avocado oil & butter. We get creative and use some unique items to give you softer, smoother skin.

How do you know which natural skincare products are actually safe? Some companies' products, even though labeled as "100% natural" still contain chemicals and toxins. The only way to be completely sure is to look at the list of ingredients on the package.