Natural Facial Cleansers

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Using natural facial cleansers can result in two valuable benefits. The first is vibrant, clear skin resistant to aging. The second is a body clean and clear of toxic chemicals and pesticides commonly found in inorganic skin treatments.

Research has been conducted that indicates up to 60 percent of the chemicals in cosmetics and other topical beauty treatments can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. After the recent studies connecting some antiperspirants to cancer, more and more people are turning to all natural facial cleansers and other treatments in an effort to avoid parabens, propylene glycol and other potentially damaging ingredients. Fortunately, many of the all-natural ingredients work just as well as the chemical options, and in many cases, even better.

Mother Nature: Your Best Beauty Source

For instance, aloe vera is actually absorbed into the skin four times as well as chemically treated water. Green tea's famed anti-oxidant powers work just as effectively topically as they do internally, resulting in skin protected from UV rays and atmospheric pollutants. Clary sage stimulates circulation and firms the complexion, making it effective for anti-aging, and anti-wrinkle cleansing/protection. Sage is also effective against dermatitis and eczema. A cleanser containing vitamins like A, C, D and E can be a powerful anti-aging serum.

When finding the right natural facial cleansers for your skin, keep in mind that even so called "oily" skin needs moisture and gentle cleaning as well. Look for organic ingredients, and a cleanser that is soap-free. Soaps contain detergents which make the skin feel tight, itchy, and appear chalky and more aged than it actually is. In the end, your skin will tell the tale of your treatment of it. Try not to tug or pull at it when applying or removing makeup. Keep it clean and hydrated. Treat it with respect and it will hide your secrets for decades to come.

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