Trends in the beauty and skincare industry are ever-evolving and changes form more frequently than you might have thought. Skincare enthusiasts are always on the watch for the best natural ingredients and natural deodorant that works to not only keep the skin looking healthy but also give it a delightful fragrance.
With a lot of people now paying more attention to their skin and ensuring that they’re not applying any toxic products on their skins, now seems to be the right time to enlighten veterans and newbies, especially on the safest, most natural ingredients to add to their skincare arsenal. To make this possible, we did some digging and came up with some of nature’s non-toxic ingredients that’ll give the skin a radiating glow.
Potatoes and Lemons
Let’s start with the simplest and most easy-to-find personal care ingredients that you can buy. They are well-known and loved by many.
A wonderful source of youthful skin. Potatoes get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten, and even out skin tone.
It is used as daily compresses with the juice or masks of raw potato pulp, put on the face for 15 minutes. Lemon juice can be added to the mush for the elasticity of the skin and a clear facial oval.
Lemon is an excellent remedy for bleaching, getting rid of age spots, and the effects of acne. It makes your skin tone even and your complexion healthy.
As an antioxidant, it has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties. That is why lemon juice is used to care for oily skin to keep acne under control. It stimulates microcirculation and metabolism. Therefore, on a par with caffeine, it is included in anti-cellulite products.
Restores the acid-alkaline balance of the skin, as well as the whole body. Use the juice as a tonic, wiping the face with it every day.
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Grapes are no stranger to the skincare industry. They have been a popular ingredient for several skincare products for many decades because of their varying benefits. The seeds, leaves, and skins of grapes that are disposed of after winemaking contains antioxidants that speed up the skin repair process and correct visible damages.
When used as one of the major ingredients of a skincare product, grapes exfoliate the skin, keep it healthier, and make it firmer. They are usually gentle on the skin and give it an afterglow when used.
Next on the list is another skin-benefiting antioxidant that is highly recommended by many experts, Vitamin C. When applied topically, Vitamin C helps in reducing wrinkles, dark spots, and other environmentally induced unstable molecules (free radicals) that cause premature aging.
Dermatologists have recommended the use of Vitamin C serum and sunscreen every morning before leaving your apartment to reduce the effects of free radicals that make fine lines visible on the skin.
Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAS)
When thinking about adding chemical exfoliators to their skin arsenal, many people only consider alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). This comes as no surprise, as they have been the trendiest ingredients for many years. Polyhydroxy acids (PHAS), however, are the underdog of chemical exfoliators.
PHAS has been slowly coming into the limelight because of its skin benefits and has even been referred to as a new generation of AHAs. This new group of hydroxy acids helps in getting rid of dead skin cells to keep the skin smooth, even-toned, and healthy.
Unlike AHAs and BHAs, PHAS has lower chances of irritating the skin. They are recommended for sensitive skin types and are suitable for post-procedure use. PHAS also contains skin moisturizing properties that strengthen the skin and give it a radiating glow.
An alternative to retinol has emerged in the skincare industry and users can’t have enough of it. Bakuchiol is more subtle to sensitive skin, as it doesn’t cause dryness and skin peeling like retinol. Just like retinol, Bakuchoil contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidizing, and antibacterial properties.
As a matter of fact, Bakuchoil possesses all the good qualities of retinol without the side effects. They, however, do not share any structural resemblance with retinoids. Bakuchiol is obtained from the seeds and leaves of the Psoralea corylifolia plant.
Just like retinol, Bakuchiol, if applied twice daily, can reduce the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and many more premature aging conditions that affect the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
One effective ingredient that successfully works in battling against acne is tea tree oil. While it may not specifically work for other skin conditions, it for sure does a good job for people with acne troubles.
Another interesting natural beauty ingredient that does wonders to the skin is Niacinamide. This ingredient is a stable vitamin that offers impressive benefits when applied topically on the skin. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B, hydrates the skin, boosts skin elasticity, treats hyperpigmentation, and fights free radicals as an anti-oxidant.
Niacinamide treats acne, and other skin conditions associated with premature aging. For best results, users are advised to look for leave-in products that contain niacinamide. Serums, lotions, and moisturizers that contain niacinamide are the best options if you want to see actual results.
Aside from the delicious taste that mushrooms add to our meals, it makes a good ingredient for skin rejuvenating products. Mushroom works as an anti-oxidant with other skin benefits such as anti-aging and moisturizing.
Mushrooms are added to beauty creams, serums, lotions, and other beauty products due to their skin-benefiting effects, but not just any mushrooms. Reishi, shiitake, and portabello are some of the most popular species used as cosmetic ingredients in the beauty industry. Due to their hydrating and brightening effects, mushrooms give many users a chance at better and healthier-looking skin.
In conclusion, skincare doesn’t have to be expensive and all-artificial. With the above ingredients, you can have one of the healthiest-looking skins in the room. These ingredients are natural and can work for all skin types. However, users with sensitive skin types are advised to consult a certified dermatologist and first apply to a small area of skin to test for reaction before considering them as their go-to beauty product.
Anika Sachdev is a freelance writer, who writes about fashion and lifestyle. She is currently pursuing her diploma in Fashion Design from iNIFD. She enjoys styling, making fashion illustrations and is a big fan of the work of Coco Chanel. Based in Mumbai, she likes to draw and listen to Bollywood music in her free time. For any questions, feedback or concerns, please email [email protected]