A skin care moisturizer cream will do wonders for your look. It will support the maintenance of healthy, smooth and beautifully pigmented skin. However, the big name brand products are almost all chemically based. While they might moisturize in the short term, they don’t do you any favors in the long term. If you care about your skin, consider a natural moisturizer.
Next time you’re looking at one of these products in the store, check the ingredients label. Chances are, you’ll see mineral oil near the top.
A couple of reasons for this. One, it is very inexpensive, so using this is a primary ingredient in a moisturizer cream allows the price point to stay pretty low. And it makes your skin feel smooth. The theory behind this is that it creates a film or boundary on the top of your skin and therefore doesn’t let any moisture out.
What it is actually doing, is drawing moisture from your skin and bringing to the surface. Of course your skin will feel soft. But long term, it is doing more to dry your skin out than moisturize.
Cosmetic grade mineral oil very rarely causes irritation on the skin although prolonged use can lead to hyper sensitivity. The point is, it is a chemical product (manufactured from petroleum actually) and it has no positive health benefit for your skin. It is doing nothing to reverse the signs of anti aging and nothing for the long term hydration your skin needs.
There are many other reasons you should be thinking hard about avoiding a chemical based skin care moisturizer cream. I’ve done a fair bit of research and published it on my website. (We haven’t talked about how mineral oil traps pore clogging ingredients into your skin for instance.)
The good news is that there are alternatives. Why not use a natural skin care moisturizing cream. I do and they’re great. Not only do they moisturize, they also bring the nutrients to your skin that it needs to start rejuvenating and stay healthy. You not only get the immediate effect of soft skin (that the chemical products will give you) but you also promote the long term health of your skin which not only means a softer feeling but also cell rejuvenation and true anti aging.
There have been some really exciting developments in the natural skin care industry in recent years and some products contain ingredients that have been proven to be extremely effective.
Cynergy TK is a substance that delivers one of the basic skin proteins: keratin. But it is a naturally derived form of keratin which makes it about as close to “real skin” as you can get! It promotes the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin (the two other main proteins that make skin firm and flexible) but it also naturally hydrates.
Of course, that isn’t the only wonder ingredient in a natural skin care moisturizer cream. There are some others that have had amazing results as well. I’ve identified quite of few of them on my website. Do your research and get an understanding of what a natural moisturizer will do for your skin – you won’t believe you ever thought using a chemical product had any benefit at all!
Bobby Lynn Jekos is a professional writer with a strong interest in natural health and wellness. She writes about skin care including natural strategies to rejuvinate skin and the skin care moisturizing cream she uses at http://www.healthy-beautiful-skin-site.com