Natural Facial Products with Antioxidants Can Repair Damaged Skin

natural facial productsThe natural facial products on the market include cleansers, masks and anti-aging creams.  Toners and astringents are available, too.  But, most people really don’t need them.

What everyone needs is a good moisturizer.  A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland showed that plain old tap water strips the skin’s protective oils.  Doctors call the oils sebum.

Sebum provides protection, but also starts to smell bad, if it is not washed away on a regular basis.  So, bathing is necessary.  It’s just as necessary to follow each bath or shower with the use of a good moisturizer.

When you go to compare the moisturizers on the market, you will see that there is a huge difference in price.  Cheap products go for less than a dollar per ounce, while expensive ones containing the anti-aging ingredients can go for as much as $100 per ounce.  You have to wonder what the difference is.  Let me tell you about it.

The cheapest products are not actually moisturizing.  Most of them contain an ingredient called petrolatum.  Petrolatum is nothing more than white petroleum jelly.  You probably realize what petroleum jelly does to your skin.  You certainly wouldn’t think that natural facial products would contain it.  But, some of them actually do.

Glycerin is a much better moisturizer.  It can be derived from plant fibers or from chemical compounds.  You would probably need to ask the manufacturer in order to find out where the ingredient comes from.  Some manufacturers provide a great deal of information on their websites.  Their hope is to inspire confidence.

Other manufacturers provide very little information.  There hope is that people don’t care about ingredients.  A sales rep from one of the companies providing natural facial products told me that one day.  No one cares what the ingredients are.  I care and so should you.

Grape seed oil is an excellent moisturizer with a unique filming ability.  This ability allows it to hold moisture in and keep dirt out of the pores.  So, it is one of the dual purpose ingredients.  Actually, it has another purpose.  It serves as an anti-aging ingredient, because it has antioxidant activity.  Antioxidants prevent and repair free radical damage.

If we’re smart, we will avoid some of the things that trigger free radical damage.  Overexposure to the sun and cigarette smoking are two of the things that can easily be avoided.

But, we have to use antioxidant-rich natural facial products, because we cannot avoid everything that could damage our skin.  That brings us full circle back to taking a bath.

If you live in an area serviced by a public treatment facility, the water that you shower in contains toxins.  Many of them are used to control bacteria and algae levels.  The toxins can cause increased numbers and activity of the free radicals naturally present in the skin’s layers.

That’s just one more reason to use antioxidant-rich natural facial products on a daily basis.  Keeping free radical damage to a minimum will keep you looking younger.

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