Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to Make the Switch to Natural Skin Care Products

Natural products are all the rage these days. Everyone wants to eat natural foods. We want clothes made from natural materials. There are even natural skin care products. There are many options available. Mineral make-up is very popular, and it contains skin nourishing minerals. Moisturizers, cleansers, and astringents are all available in natural forms. Even the applicators we use to apply make-up can be found in natural materials.

Natural Skin Care Products

The main thing with any product is to remember that each individual will be affected differently. What works for your friends may not work for you. We all have different skin types and individual skin personalities. When choosing natural skin care products, experiment and find out what works best for your skin. Some women swear by mineral make-up, and it certainly looks good on them. However, other women just cannot seem to pull it off. This is more than likely a result of the skin’s individual chemistry. For some, a sheep skin make-up applicator may offer a smooth application, for others, it may not work so well. Determine what works for you and stick with it.

It is possible that even natural skin care products can cause a reaction. The skin can react to anything that is new, so when trying new products, even natural ones, be sure to test it on a small area first. Behind the earlobe is a good place as it is inconspicuous. Many natural products simply leave out the synthetic ingredients that act as preservatives. This means they may not last as long as other products, so be diligent in keeping an eye on them for spoilage. Any change in color or scent is an indication that any remaining product should be discarded.

Making the switch from traditional to natural skin care products is relatively easy, but it can take some time to find the products that will work best for you. Try to find free samples of products that you want to try. It is best if the samples with last at least two weeks. It takes this long for skin to adjust to a new product so that you can really see if the product is going to work. Natural ingredients are great for the skin, and switching to all natural products is a worthy goal. Remember it does not have to be all or nothing, and you do not have to switch all products at once. Pick one product every three or four months and try a natural version of it. This prevents you and your skin from becoming overwhelmed.

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