Here are seven natural skin care tips I found on a useful site, www.pioneerthinking.com:
Read product labels. Memorize the rule of thirds: The top third of the ingredients label lists the ingredients that comprise around 90-98% of the product. The middle third represents approximately 5 – 8% of the product. The bottom third represents around 1 – 3%.
“Natural skin care” products are not necessarily natural. The dictionary defines natural as: “Existing in, or formed by, nature.” The cosmetic industry definition: “An ingredient derived from a natural substance.” For example, “Cocamide-DEA derived from coconut oil: may be from coconut oil, but diethanolamine (a toxic chemical) is used in the extraction process.
Organic doesn’t always mean what you think. Legally, the cosmetics industry is allowed to label any product that contains carbon as ‘organic’. If the product contains petrol, it is organic. How much water is in the product? When companies put “73% Organic” on the label, that means they could place a few organic teabags in a vat of water and let them infuse into the water. Because the water constitutes at least 73 % of the overall product, the manufacturer is allowed to claim that the product is 73% organic.
Be aware of inconsistent labeling standards. Many ingredients that would not be allowed in certified organic foods are allowed in organic personal care products. Remember, if it’s on your skin, you’re drinking it!
Miracle ingredients don’t exist. The skin is in charge of feeding the body; and both high quality nutrients and harmful toxins build up in the body over time. If toxins are allowed to accumulate, this causes a potentially harmful “toxic body burden.”When you use high quality organic or natural products, ALL of the ingredients are active. So there is no one “miracle ingredient, ” only quality nutrients that benefit your body as you use them regularly for an extended time.
If it harms lab animals, it will harm you. The substances that give rats cancer or Parkinson’s disease, when they are injected are some of the same chemicals that you will find in your cleverly labeled organic skin care and cosmetic products.
In the Spirit of Nature,