From the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra to the Japanese geishas, all used herbs to protect and rejuvenate their skin, and until the end of the 19th century, for women, herbs were the most important part of the process of looking young and healthy. Their cosmetic tools were natural oils extracted carefully from plants that their mothers had used for the same purpose. You too can make your own homemade skin care products with natural ingredients to reduce aging effects on your skin.Try some of my recipes to make homemade skin care creams and you'll be surprised of the results. Use the home remedies skin care in this page to improve you skin.
By the middle of the 20th century, the use of herbs was regarded as old fashioned, and we were told that the best products to use for the care of our skin were the ones made in a chemical laboratory.
Petrochemicals were blossoming and big corporations started to bombard the public with clever advertising, making them believe that their new synthetic and chemical fill creams were the most effective way of skin care. That’s how we forgot that plants were used for hundreds of years to treat skin disorders and to keep it beautiful and healthy.
Looking at the labels of some of these products manufactured by chemists makes me wonder who in their right mind would dare to open the container and spread the content on their faces. Some moisturizers and lotions contain Propylene, glycol, isopropyl and myristate as active ingredients, and that’s not all, to get rid of the nasty smell of these chemicals. The manufacturer adds fragrances made from petroleum, the same substance that makes your car run.
List of Home Remedies for Skin Care
You may be using a shampoo or cream that contains herbs and the label reads “natural.” Here is a tip, never believe the front label, believe what they are obligated by law to show on the label placed on the back of the container. All ingredients must be listed in a descending order, for example, if the front label reads “Primrose Shampoo” and the back label lists primrose near the bottom, then that product contains very little of the essential oil and chances are that chemicals like hexachlorophene, diazolidinyl and polyquarterium-10, nullify the effectiveness of any botanical substance they may contain. In addition, it has been shown that these chemicals produce wrinkles, but don’t worry they also sell creams for that too.
Many people are becoming wary of the adverse effects of chemically produced cosmetics, and you are one of them, that’s why you are reading this book, you want to find an alternative. The idea of chemicals in your body is getting old and outdated and since they came to the market there has not been a change for the better. To the contrary, cosmetic surgeries are on the rise. If these products are so amazingly perfectly designed to protect and to prevent, why do we need so much cosmetic surgery?