Everyone wants the look of smooth, soft skin not just on their face but all over. And there’s nothing wrong with this, but finding a product that works can be a challenge.
What Advertisers Lead You To Believe..
Advertisers lead the public to believe that their skin care products can cure all – acne, dry skin, scarring and more. The problem is that sometimes this is not enough – or worse, too much treatment. Kind of like when you have just come out of cold or rainy weather into a warm room and have the sniffles. Instead of just blowing away the excess phlegm in a matter of an hour or two, you take over-the-counter medicine that is designed to treat a sore throat and coughing. And because the meds make you drowsy, you may have to miss a day of work or school.
It sounds extreme but the beauty business is a very lucrative one as many want to look their best as often as possible. However, you can achieve this by using products that balance the skin’s pH level so that it is naturally soft.
Products On The Market
As there are many products on the market, some have found that they can alleviate certain skin issues with home remedies that have been passed down for years. Others realize that using pure products like Castile or real goat milk soap, leave skin clean without stripping it of its natural moisture levels. What many have found is that it helps to get to the root of the problem instead of masking it.
You see many brands are getting in on the organic labels. The problem with this is that in certain areas, manufacturers do not have to prove that their products are organic. In fact, they can use extracts of Aloe Vera with the majority of ingredients being water, alcohol and mineral oil.
Water is great for skin but cannot clean alone. Alcohol can severely dry skin over time and mineral oil clogs the pores. These ingredients are also inexpensive so by narrowing down to items that are certified organic, you can be a little closer to having a genuine product.
Deep cleansing the skin is something that should be done sparingly if using traditional astringent, since its mostly water and alcohol. Witch hazel is a natural alternative that will not strip the skin of its natural moisture.
If dry skin is an issue, using a thin layer of petroleum jelly once in a while is not bad, especially in cold weather when skin is likely to peel. Using this too often (to where the skin actually “shines”) can clog pores and cause breakouts. Real coconut or jojoba oil are light and allow the skin to breathe.
Diet is also another factor to consider. You may know someone who drinks all the dehydrating drinks like coffee and soda or eats the oiliest fried foods and their face remains smooth to the touch. This is does not work for everyone as a balanced diet with fresh produce and possibly vitamin supplements can help to balance and clear skin.