All Natural Skin Care 101 – A Purchaser’s Guide

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All natural skin care means healthy skin and a healthy wallet

There are many thousands of skin care products that are available all over the world. Either in retail stores or online, the choice has never been larger or more confusing. This is due partly to more people in different countries, such as China, discovering the worldwide skin care market and also the growing interest of many men in making themselves look good. Although choice is a good thing it can become quite confusing when met with an array of different products in different price brackets, all claiming to make us more beautiful!

I’ve found a very simple way of dealing with all this overwhelm. I simply don’t buy any product that contains chemicals. So that immediately narrows my choices down by 70% if not more. All natural skin care is not a huge group of products although they are fast becoming more popular as we are starting to be a little more savvy about how we spend our skin care dollar. But more importantly I know that by purchasing products that contain natural ingredients, I’m caring for my health as well as my wallet.

Before rushing off to buy any all natural skin care, you need to be able to differentiate between those that really are natural and those that are not. There are many false claims out there claiming a product is organic or natural because the manufacturer has added a tiny pinch of essential oil or a perhaps a small sprinkling of herbs. These are in such tiny amounts and are in addition to the chemical preservatives and “active ingredients” already contained in the products. Not only will you not gain any benefit whatsoever from the minuscule amount of natural ingredients, but you’ll probably pay more because the product has been marketed as “natural”.

Genuine all natural skin care

So how can we tell if a product is really natural? Well if you’re shopping in a large department store, this isn’t easy. You can certainly look at the label and that will give you some indication if a product contains chemicals such as the widely used chemical preservatives known as Parabens. You can also ascertain that the product is certified natural or organic, although that is not a watertight guarantee that there are no chemicals lurking inside. You can search online to find “natural skin care products” and see where that leads, some skin care sites will let you search the product ingredients and also provide testimonials from people who have already used the products.

Find a reputable all natural skin care brand

The best way I have found is to find a brand of products that are 100% natural that you can trust. If it fits into your preferred price bracket, so much the better. Once you have used their products and find that they work for you and they are good value for money, you can safely stick with that product label and not have to compare prices and ingredients each time you need another skin care item.

There is no value in changing your skin care because you’ve been told your skin gets “used to it”, and you should change to another brand. That is simply one of the many myths surrounding the skin care industry these days. Another myth you can safely discard is that the more you pay, the better your skin will look. Affordable all natural skin care products can be just as beneficial to your skin as the more expensive ones, providing they are made by a reputable skin care company and do not irritate your skin.

Another myth I would like to bust while I’m at it is the one on “miracle ingredients” whether they’re backed by scientific research or not! Remember what may happen in a test tube in some laboratory may be different from what happens on your skin. Don’t ever be taken in by these miraculous hoaxes, they are designed simply to separate you from your hard earned cash. All natural skin care has the miracle ingredients of nature!

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