Natural Skin Creams: The Best Ingredients for Mature Skin
The aging process will eventually take its toll on our bodies and it's on our skin that we first notice any real changes. As a matter of fact, the aging process not only increases the appearance of wrinkles and ages spots, but it also makes our skin more fragile and brittle.
This is why you should use gentle skin care creams for maturing skin. A good choice for mature skin is the use of natural skin care products, however, you should be very careful when choosing a natural skin cream because some products contain ingredients that aren't always considered gentle or soothing.
Ingredients like propylene glycol and petrolatum are considered natural because they are by-products of petroleum. However, they can irritate older skin. Here is a list of products that you should avoid if you want to use the most natural products.
One of the ingredients you should try to avoid is alcohol in all of its forms except cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates skin and can cause irritation. Make sure that the product you choose does not contain alcohol in its first five ingredients.
Parabens are another ingredient that should be banned from natural skin creams. Although parabens serve an important purpose in the make-up of some creams, they have also been known to produce irritation and even cancer.
Another ingredient to avoid are ureas. Both imidazolidinyl and diazolidinyl urea can cause inflammation, but are widely used in skin products because they are inexpensive.
Synthetic colors and unnatural fragrances are usually known as coal-tars that can lead to cancer. Synthetic fragrances have been known to alter hormonal production. So when looking for a product make sure that you always look for products that are fragrance free and not products that are unscented. Fragrance-free products are preferable because those that are unscented use other components to mask the smell of the product's ingredients.
Ingredients you DO want in Your Skin Care Cream
There are also some ingredients that you should look for in your skin care products. Not all products contain them, but try to use those that do, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Rose hip oil is infamous for treating dry skin and scar tissue. It has a low viscosity, which allows it to absorb quickly into the skin. This makes it possible to apply this ingredient in its oil form or in skin care products.
Another wondrous natural oil is rose hip seed oil. It helps soothe irritated skin and helps moisturize dry skin. In fact, it is an excellent ingredient in any skin cream for aging skin.
Licorice root extract is another natural ingredient that is very soothing on sensitive skin. It may appear listed as glycyrrhizin on the product labels so look closely before purchasing. If it concerns you to use this, or any other natural product on your skin, you should do a patch test before trying it on your face.
BIOSKINREJUVENATION is a natural, anti aging cream that can help you treat all of the signs of aging: skin wrinkles, dull skin and hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, this facial wrinkle cream is made with snail serum, a gentle natural ingredient that makes it possible to use this product on all skin types.
Published March 19th, 2010
Filed in Health