Organic skin care products are becoming more popular since there has been a rise in allergens and sensitivities in the population. More and more people are becoming unable to tolerate the chemicals and preservatives in food and personal hygiene items. Many people are looking for anti aging ingredients in natural skin care products because the ingredients in regular ones consist of hyaluronic acids, glycolic acids, alpha hydroxy acids, fragrances and dyes. These regular ingredients can sometimes cause more harm to people than good. Natural products contain anti-oxidant grape seed extract, essential oils, silk proteins, and vitamins A, C, E, and D which create hydration in the skin’s pores. As the body ages, it becomes less efficient at regenerating cells containing collagen and elastin. The dermis cells begin to deteriorate and the result is dry and cracked epidermal layers holding onto the dead and dying cells. The only way to replenish these cells is to re hydrate them. There are a few options to replenish these cells; naturally using topical creams and lotions and unnaturally using harsh chemicals.
One common way to replenish cells is the use of a chemical peel. There are currently no available natural skin care products that contain the chemical peel component because the peel utilizes alpha hydroxy acids to strip the first few layers of epidermis from the face and neck. This stripping stimulates the body to begin cellular regeneration to replace the lost layers. It is important for consumers using this method to follow the instructions explicitly. If the acids are left on the face too long, they can peel extra layers and cause permanent damage. Some people with sensitivity in their dermis can experience a burning sensation or redness. If this is the case, discontinue use immediately and call a physician. Once the facial epidermis has been peeled, the body is stimulated to repair the damage, and thus begins to create collagen and elastin again in order to make new skin. Unfortunately, this is not a permanent scenario and the peel must be done consistently to continue to see results. Eventually, the peel will no longer be effective as the body adapts to the stimulation. This is another reason why some chose to only purchase organic skin care products, the side effects are scarce and there are no chemicals involved.
Instead of anti aging purposes, some consumers are just trying to rid their dermis of excess moisture or excessive dryness. If this is the case, then there are a variety of options and retailers to choose from. Organic skin care products can now be found in local drug stores and pharmacies as well as health food stores. Even the Internet is a great place to search for such items. These items are usually hypo allergenic and non photo toxic, meaning they are fragrance and dye free. They come in lotions, cleansing gels, toners and creams. For men, the ingredients can be found in shaving creams and after shaves. For women, a supplemental cleansing system with moisturizer set is available. Costs will vary greatly, as any natural or organic topical solution will cost more than its chemical counterpart. However, there are certainly some name brand counterparts than can cost upwards of $150. Beauty salons are also seeing a demand for such items and have begun offering them in abundance to their clients. Unfortunately, the more damaged the dermis is, the more money and time will have to be spent on repair. Patience is indeed a virtue when it comes to body tissue repair. “In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19). The Bible highlights patience as a gift form God and a sign of His presence in the soul.
Others use organic skin care products to relieve the symptoms of acne. Acne is most common in teens, menopausal women, premenstrual women and those under persistent stress. About 25% of men and 50% of women struggle with adult acne. Causes are for the most part unknown, but scientists have linked elevated hormonal levels to the reason. Acne occurs when the sebaceous gland secretes too much sebum. The sebum seeps out of the follicles and clogs the pores. When the pores are clogged, the body sends white blood cells to alleviate the irregularity. The white blood cells are what we see as pimples. They are there to fight off any infections that may be occurring due to the excess sebum in the body. Most people will see a dermatologist (a physician who specializes in disorders of the skin) if they feel the acne problem is growing. Otherwise there are a variety of natural skin care products that can result in a lessening of acne on the face and neck. Most of these products contain a botanical cleanser. This cleanser works to remove dead and dying cells from the face and to clean out any dirt and oils left on the surface. Once the cleansing has taken place, the next step is to moisturize. A good moisturizer will allow the epidermis to retain hydration without clogging the pores. Acne moisturizers are usually very watery (the thicker lotions tend to clog). They must be rubbed into the dermis very well. Most of these natural skin care products are topical and will require several days of the regimen followed to see results. If weeks go by without any noticeable results, try another type of product. Some products will work differently on different people.