8 Natural Ingredients You Need to Look For When Choosing Skin Care Products
If your New Year's resolution is to make your beauty routine greener, then start by getting educated. Lackluster skin can get its glow back by relying on more natural and organic products. But first, you need to know what ingredients to look for.
Conventional dry-skin remedies often contain synthetic ingredients, like petroleum jelly and silicones, that sit on top of skin rather than soaking in. This barrier means the skin can't draw moisture from the air or properly dispel toxins. Your skin may seem softer when you first begin using them, only to be left more dry and irritated in the long term. Worse still, ingredients like dimethicone (used to give products a smooth, slippery feel) are known to cause skin irritation and clog pores, and petrolatum has links to cancer-causing contaminants.
Dehydration isn't the only skin issue to crop up in chilly months. Redness, inflammation, eczema, and even acne come along for the ride. Thankfully, there are natural ingredients that moisturize, heal, and calm skin effectively. And with no nasty side effects. Let's take a look.