Herbal Skin Care Articles

Natural Skincare Products & Ingredients You Can Find At Home

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Natural Skincare productsNatural skincare products could be a good choice for people with sensitive skin, eczema, allergies or dermatitis, along with anyone else.  Not all naturally occurring cosmetic ingredients are safe, gentle and non-allergenic, however.

In this article, you will learn which naturally occurring ingredients are most and least likely to cause an irritation or other adverse reaction.  There may be dozens of health and beauty aids in your kitchen, right now.  Here are just a few examples.

Sugar can be used for exfoliating.  Olive oil can be used for moisturizing the skin and conditioning the hair.  Lemon juice and baking soda can be used to whiten teeth and nails.

Honey has antioxidant and … Read Full Article

Professional Prescription Skincare Products Aren’t Better Than Natural Alternatives

Monday, November 1st, 2010

professional skin careProfessional skincare products are not necessarily any better than those sold solely to consumers.  My sister recently received a cream from a dermatologist and was told to apply it three times a day to a burn.  When she read the label, she saw that the primary ingredient was petroleum jelly.

Dermatologists should be well aware that petroleum jelly provides no healing benefits.  Researchers proved that many years ago to force manufacturers to stop making outrageous claims.  When it was first introduced, it was hailed as some sort of miracle cure.

Scientists worked hard to prove that petroleum jelly does not help heal burns.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Burns take longer … Read Full Article

A Few Reasons a Homemade Wrinkle Cream Might be Preferable

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Why go to the trouble of making a homemade wrinkle cream when you can go to the store and buy something?  There are many reasons that you might want to make your own at home.  Here’s a look at some of them.

homemade wrinkle creamYou might be concerned about the safety of the ingredients cosmetic manufacturers use.  While questioning the safety of cosmetics is always a good idea.  It is easy enough to avoid common allergens, irritants and toxins.

Most allergic reactions are caused by artificial preservatives and fragrance ingredients.  Other irritants include petrochemicals, petrolatum, colors, excessive alcohols and mineral oil.  You can tell whether or not a product contains toxins by looking for … Read Full Article

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