By Sophia Smith
It’s become very clear that people are increasingly realizing that taking the natural route in almost all aspect of life is the best route they could possibly take. In our pursuits of health and wellness we have turned to organic and locally sourced food, we’re beginning to replace disposable and short-lived garments with those made of such organic fabrics, and according to a survey, 41% of women would turn to natural and organic skincare and beauty products given the opportunity. The reasons are clear – natural is healthy. The ingredient list is short, and the general rule of thumb is – the shorter the list, the safer the product. With natural products what you see is what you get.
By now, almost everyone is familiar with the long term benefits the skin reaps from being slathered with natural products as opposed to synthetic ones, but let’s dig a little deeper and discover which of the most commonly used ingredients have proven to be the most effective, and the list includes even ingredients that aren’t necessarily a part of topical solutions only.
Tea tree oil
When it comes to fending off the pesky acne, clogged pores, and oily skin that has a tendency to produce excessive amounts of sebum, tea tree oil is probably the Holy Grail ingredient for all of those who are born with this skin type and battle with these skincare conditions. It contains both natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Of course, there is a slight downside to this product for some as every skin is different. Certain people tend to react badly to products based on this ingredient as it causes them swelling, but this only occurs when a high-concentration of this ingredient is present. So, if you’re not certain if this is the right main ingredient for you, try a product that contains smaller dosages and give it a test run before you dive in and commit to an entire line. Read more…