The best skin treatments are those that come from nature. If your beauty products contain too many chemicals and preservatives, they may harm your skin in the long run. There are many things you can do to improve your skin without chemicals.
The Italians and Greeks have beautiful, supple skin most probably because of their affinity for olive oil. Aside from making everything, from pastas to dips, taste superb, it is also a good moisturizer for your skin. Olive oil-based soaps and creams are organic skin products that can naturally give you better looking skin.
The Mediterranean people have been using olive oil to smooth out their wrinkles for centuries. Studies show that rubbing olive oil on your face and body can protect you from sun damage and skin cancer. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants and it helps absorb the negative effects of ultraviolet rays. As a skin care product, it is a better choice than expensive creams and emollients because it is cheaper and safer. It is also quite a relaxing substance. The smell of olive oil changes every harvest, depending on the climate and weather conditions, so by applying it on your face, you can smell the natural scent of the earth, which very comforting.
The Romans, meanwhile, discovered the healing properties of hot springs. The word “spa” comes from a Roman term which means “health through water,” pertaining to the hot springs of the ancient town they named Spa. The sulfur that hot springs naturally contain is better than other skin treatments for skin infections and the warmth of the water helps clear the sinuses, relax the muscles and improve blood circulation.
For a home spa treatment, draw a steamy bath and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, bath salts or bubbles and a cup or two of extra virgin olive oil. Brand doesn’t matter, as long as it’s extra virgin. This is a purer form of olive oil that contains more vitamin E and antioxidants.
India also has a whole set of beauty secrets, all made from organic skin products. Ayurveda, or the Hindu system of medicine, has been used for thousands of years, and is the basis of practically all the beauty regimens in India. Indian brides make a concoction that gives them glowing and supple skin, making them even more beautiful on their wedding day. You can also try this by mixing saffron, turmeric, sandalwood and yogurt or milk. This solution is applied to your skin to give it a nice, glowing color. It is applied only for a few minutes, then rinsed off.
This skin care product’s magic comes from saffron’s antioxidants and sandalwood’s antiseptic and astringent properties. Turmeric, aside from being responsible for giving you the “glow,” is also a healing spice, which heals small cuts or pimple wounds. Milk or yogurt acts like a natural moisturizer.
Why go to the salon and get expensive skin treatments when you can improve how your skin looks like with the things you already have in your kitchen?