Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Natural Skin Care Treatments

As we get older we begin to see the results of many years of abuse to our skin. When this happens many of us immediately begin to seek out a successful means to turn back the clock or at least slow it down a bit. There are thousands of skin care products on the market today; however, many are not natural products.

Aside from wanting the skin to look as young as possible, we should be concerned about the skin being health as the skin is the largest organ of the body. Our skin not only is a covering for our body is also helps to protect us from diseases and assists the body in the production of vitamins. When we are healthy from the inside out, our skin will show it.

When one begins to think about improving their skin they should first realize that the body needs certain vitamins and minerals which will help to build healthy cells. When cells are built, skin cells will be built also. Some vitamins which can be considered skin building vitamins are vitamin B, B1, B2, and B12.

If you are not receiving sufficient amounts of vitamin C, iron, or copper, collagen development will be hindered. If you desire more tone to your skin, collagen plays an important role in the building of protein in the skin. When there is added protein to the skin, there will be more skin tone.

Natural skin care includes more than various vitamins. Natural skin care includes jojoba, sunflower oil, Aloe Vera, honey, shea butter, and more.

Honey has the ability to preserve the moister in the skin, and is an antioxidant. Honey is used in many spas as a natural skin treatment, and honey has the ability to protect the skin from sun damage.

Many people suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and stretch marks. Studies show that shea butter produces positive results for those with these skin conditions. Shea butter is an African cream, which has been used to treat skin in Africa for many years. Not only is shea butter used as an anti-aging skin product, it also is used as a hair treatment.

Jojoba oil is made from the jojoba seed. The jojoba plant is found in southern Arizona, as well as southern California, and Mexico. This oil is used in many shampoos, moisturizers, as well as sunscreens. In addition, jojoba oil is used for treatments to skin. This skin treatment is a non-oily substance which is easily absorbed in the skin.

Sunflower oil is an essential fat and it is a great moisturizer for the skin. One can use sunflower oil alone as well as in lotions, bath oils and such.

The benefits of aloe vera has as a skin care product has been realized for years. Aloe vera can not only act as a healing agent for sun-burned skin or wounds, it can prevent skin damage which is a result of ultraviolet rays. Aloe vera is also successful in the treatment of frostbite. Author: By info@associatedcontent.com (Cheryl Carpenter)

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