How to Choose Healthy Skincare Products

Nature is beautiful, but you may also know that nature is efficient and practical. Though nature can enhance beauty, it can only do so by utilizing proper, healthy enhancement. In other words, nature refuses to be perceived as an illusion artist.

Natural skincare products also follow the same rules of nature. Unlike products that make the skin appear more even when applied, natural skincare products may take a bit longer to change the skin but act on improving the skin's overall health. If it is cared for naturally and it looks beautiful, you can bet that it is also in good health!

Entering the skincare world is already a form of rugged terrain navigation. Though natural skincare may be safer and healthier, it is very difficult to determine the ingredients that best suit your skincare needs. It is always best to navigate the skincare world with more knowledge about the ingredients. 

The Problem with Regular Skin-Care Products 

Unfortunately, reading those cosmetic bottles has never been more complex—those tempting little bottles of promises come prefilled with an endless array of unregulated claims and sometimes even a long list of chemicals. 

The Problem with Natural Skin-Care Products 

Even when skincare products are made with natural ingredients, it is often hard to determine what ingredients to choose.

After all, for most, the world of botanical dermatology is not common knowledge. 

Such challenges make it hard for natural skincare seekers to get the results they aim for from natural skincare products. 

The Characteristics of a Healthy Skin-care Topical 

  • Most Ingredients are natural in origin 

  • The formula is 100% toxin-free

  • The Ingredients have evidence backing the efficacy of the product 

  • The product improves skin appearance

  • The product also enhances skin health

  • The product is naturally preserved

The Dangers of Unhealthy Skincare Products 

Most women have at least one bottle of moisturizer to improve their skin condition and appearance. While there are many promises on the bottle, there is very little surveillance and control over the claims that are on skincare ingredients. Such an open environment gives the manufacturers of skincare products the right to label products full of petroleum, hormone disruptors, and irritating ingredients as "healthy skincare."

While the limitations may mean that some ingredients are only simple lubricating agents, others only work when applied to the skin. The limitation is because they act as pore fillers and light reflectors. Thus, when they are on the skin, the skin's texture appears improved, but when they are removed, the illusion of improved skin also disappears.

Actual improvement in the skin's texture is caused by the healing of imperfections in the skin, not by hiding them. Therefore, the results should be sustainable even after discontinuing the use of the skincare agent. Additionally, the improved skin should be less susceptible to environmental stressors as it has a better capacity to protect itself.

Beauty Ingredients Work Re-evaluating (Limit or AVOID) 

  • Preservatives (parabens) 
  • Phthalates 
  • Toluene
  • Polyethelene Glycol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Oxybenzone
  • Petroleums
  • How Does Healthy Skincare Improve Skin Health? 

    Skin is a layered organ that renews itself one layer at a time. Therefore, protecting the skin and removing some of the layers of dead cells improves the appearance of the skin, gradually. Additionally, as the skin is connected to the health of all our internal organs, it is crucial to keep in mind that topical agents must at least avoid aggravating the health of other organs in the body. 

    Ingredients of Healthy Skincare 

  • Blackseed Oil 
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn oil 
  • Mango Butter 
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Abyssinian oil 
  • Cranberry Oil

    The Final Tips 

    When choosing a natural skincare product, make sure that you read the ingredients thoroughly and examine if they serve the function that you are aiming for.

    Go to the cosmetic counter armed with some knowledge about the ingredients you want to avoid, as this approach makes it easy to go through the elimination process.

    Choose active natural ingredients that have some science backing their safety and effectiveness.
    Ensure that you always patch test even natural skincare products and wait for 24 hours to ensure there is no chance of adverse reactions.

    Apply your skincare to the face, neck, chest and hands as those areas are exposed to the most damage. 

    Never underestimate internal health and internal beauty enhancement, both in food and supplements, as beauty and skin health always comes from within.


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