Written by Gina Cornacchioli
Paying careful attention to product ingredient labels is important, but it can be confusing at times. It’s important that ingredients in skin care and cosmetics are non-toxic, free from parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, artificial scents, and gluten. All these ingredients can cause inflammation and clogged pores.
The products you put on your skin are equally as important as the types of food you eat. In order to keep the skin healthy and maintain lasting results, use quality ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, extracts from plants, and use aquatic based preservatives. Healthy ingredients will help to promote your skins own healing process, build up the tissue, and give you the lasting results that you need without causing injury, and keeping your skin beautiful.
There are ingredients in your cupboard that are beneficial to your health and healing to your skin, such as Green tea which is anti-inflammatory and has polyphenols that fight against the oxidation of the skin cells. Honey, when applied topically, helps heal irritations and hydrates the skin. Ground almonds, used as a base, can make homemade exfoliants. These are just a few of many examples.
Gina is a licensed esthetician and the creator of Sage Skin Studio, 2616 J Street in Sacramento. www.sageskinstudio.net • (916) 899-1407 Gina offers all WellBeing readers a 1/2 hour natural skin care facial for just $25.