With new skin care products hitting the shelves and internet each year, its hard to keep up with the latest trends and newest “super”ingredients. It’s even harder for the FDA, which is why they do not heavily regulate the cosmetics and personal care products industry. Using a natural lotion and other natural products can help you avoid many unwanted and potentially harmful chemicals.
When purchasing a natural lotion it is important to thoroughly read the ingredients label, as many can be deceiving, containing only a small amount of natural ingredients. If you want great skin it is important to educate yourself before ever stepping foot into a store or spa. Gather information about which herbs, fruits, vitamins and oils are best for your specific skin type and it’s needs.
A quality natural lotion should feature Aloe Vera as one of its main ingredients. Aloe vera contains many of the vitamins and minerals you need for a healthy body, and healthy skin. It enhances the production of the tiny cells responsible for collagen formation. Collagen gives your skin a firm look free of fine lines and wrinkles. Besides helping to fight wrinkles research shows us there are five natural occurring anti-inflammatory agents that exist in this plant. These work together quickly to relieve pain sensations, reverse scarring and speed healing miraculously!
Another key ingredient to watch for in a natural lotion is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that protects skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution and other elements that produce damaging free radicals. Vitamin E is also known to help reduce the signs of aging by lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles making it the perfect addition to any skin care product.
No natural lotion would be complete with out Chamomile on its ingredient list. Chamomile has many other uses than the popular relaxing evening tea that helps us get a good sleep. Two thousand years ago women soothed, protected and healed their skin by rubbing it with chamomile leaves. Chamomile is an antihistamine and reduces or eliminates allergic reactions. It is good for dry skin care and eczema.
Remember when purchasing a natural lotion or any skin care product to carefully read the ingredient list to make sure it contains only quality ingredients with no harmful additives. Some harmful additives to avoid are fragrances and parabens that can irritate skin.