Herbal skin care - The benefits of using herbal remedies and not natural synthetic products
Do not you hate it when the big pharmaceutical companies insist that their chemical products are safe in skin care creams?
Even when they must know natural ingredients are safer, softer and superior!
It happens all the time, of course. And herbal skin care products are an excellent example.
Herbal remedial treatment is old and effective. Egyptian elites 2000 years before Christ successfully used sophisticated herbal skin care to maintain stunning youthful complexes in Nildal's hard heat. You can clearly see this in hundreds of tombs, preserved in the dry desert.
But in modern times, the chemical industry damages wealth of information freely given by herbalists and constantly releases information about the effectiveness of herbal products and explained disingenuously the ingredients in their drugs are better, targeted and (even) environmentally friendly. Plus, they warn that plant-based skin care products can collide in your bodysystem with legitimate, tested and safe synthetic drugs.
This is nonsense, of course. They should warn us against their ingredients! And let me show you why.
Just take three groups of ingredients found in most synthetic skin care products. It does not take much investigation to find that they are toxic and harmful.
Sulfates such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium Lauryl sulfate are usually used as cleaning agents in many shampoos and gels. Theyre cheap and strong. But they can irritate the skin. And sodium lauryl sulfate is linked to cancer. They contain 1.4 dioxane, which is a known toxin and carcinogen that is easily absorbed through the skin. Members of the ethoxylate, they are unstable and break down in direct sunlight and form the damage that damages free radicals.
Chemical preservatives like formaldehyde, methyl isothiazolinones and DMDM hydantonin are put in many synthetic skin care lotions, although it is better to use natural options like vitamin E, grapefruit seed extract, honey and sandalwood oil. Certainly, these natural compounds have a shorter time than most chemical preservatives, but they protect adequate skin care products and benefit from their own nutritional properties.
Propylene glycol (PG) and butylene glycol are petroleum plastics that are widely used in anti-freezing and skin care, although they can penetrate the skin and weaken protein and cellular structures. PG is so strong that it dissolves stainless steel in 48 hours and can only be stored in plastic containers. EPA insists that it is only handled with protective gloves, clothing and goggles. However, some skin care manufacturers use concentrations up to 20 percent of it.
I could do a very long list of commonly used hazardous chemicals, but I think you can see that there is a trend here. This is this. The major chemical companies do not intend to put hazardous toxic chemicals into your skin care products.
And the reason is obvious - these are obscene companies (no proverb) that simply exist to return profits to shareholders. Synthetic chemicals are cheaper than herbal ingredients. So the companies chose to dispel any litigation from their fry customers and continue to produce synthetic skin care at the lowest possible price. Lower than good herbal skin care lotions and lotions.
Surprisingly, there is no legal definition of natural. So a company can make a 100 percent synthetic skin care product and still call it naturally. To someone who does not know, it may seem as if it is a herbal skin care post.
Thankfully, most of their ingredients have a molecular structure that makes it impossible for them to penetrate the skin even when you cling and rub in creams and lotions. But these chemicals are still on the surface of your face and arms, where they tear the entrances into your pores and trigger allergies and health problems. (Well, problems are a bit mild, because some chemicals in skin care products, such as Sodium Laural Sulphate, have proven to be deadly.)
Weve must be very careful if we choose to use synthetic skin care products instead of herbal skin care.
In concrete terms, I would always recommend herbal skin treatment to someone who asks me. There are excellent herbal skin care companies out there. They are usually small and effective, and they can make healthy products at a reasonable price, even if they are forced to compete with the giant pharmaceutical companies that have the advantage of dirty cheap ingredients and economies of scale. I've written more about them on my website, elegant-skincare.com and I invite you to visit and learn more about this unfortunate situation.