Monday, May 23, 2011

Organic Skin Care Ideas

Organic skin care is the most natural means of skin care, as it contains no man-made chemicals or preservatives - even the ingredients are raised organically. Organic skin care is not only friendlier to skin, but healthier for your body over all, and can also be inexpensive, if you make it yourself. If exercised in the right way, organic skin care can prevent the occurrence of a lot of skin disorders and can help keep your skin healthy and young-looking for a much longer time.

A glass of milkImage via WikipediaOrganic fruits and vegetables are the most popular ingredients in home-made organic skin care routines. For example, cucumber is a great soother of the skin. Turmeric, apple, papaya, ginger are others that find wide use in organic skin care routines. Many of these items have a very refreshing and vitalizing effect on your skin. Almost every skin care book/guide has section on organic skin care (including the actions of various fruits and vegetables on skin). So choose the ones that are more suitable for your skin type and start experimenting with them until you finally select the ones that are most suitable for inclusion in your organic skin care routine. It’s important that you use fresh organic fruits/vegetables. Don’t try to save and use the ones that are going bad, for your skin -- use those instead to feed your compost pile!

Milk is known to possess good cleansing properties, and is also very soothing to the skin. A combination of milk with ground oatmeal acts as wonderful cleanser.

Ground oatmeal is especially good for oily skins and is a popular ingredient in an organic skin care regimen.  It is used in various combinations e.g. with egg, honey, milk and fruits, for preparation of organic facial packs.

Oatmeal directly from the packing.Image via WikipediaWheat germ is another common ingredient in organic skin care procedures. It is rich in vitamin E and is known for its exfoliation as well as moisturizing properties. Wheat germ, in various combinations with other organic materials, is used to prepare facial masks for normal and dry skin types. Wheat germ oil is sometimes also used.

Yogurt and sour cream are some other popular options that are used for their exfoliation and moisturizing properties. Use of organic honey is also popular in organic skin care procedures. It helps in retention of moisture and helps impart a glowing look to skin. (Honey also has antiseptic properties, so it can aid in healing of blemishes and inflamed areas.)

Rose water and lavender water are often used as a toner.

A good organic skin care routine utilizes combinations of various organic materials that complement each other and enhance each other’s effectiveness. Staying away from using man-made chemicals on your skin can provide many long-term health benefits, both for your skin and your overall health. By combining some of the natural ingredients at home, yourself, you can also make organic skin care not only efficient, but affordable as well.
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