These days many consumers treat synthetic ingredients in their skin care as potentially harmful, and so they should.
If you are asking yourself whether natural skin care products are the answer to all your skin care problems? The answer is a definite Yes. I have not come across a single skin problem that can not be addressed equally well using natural skin care products as using any other types. Admittedly, I’ve only been in practice for just over 20 years, however, so far I have yet to see a skin condition that can not be treated using a natural approach, excluding of course emergency medical conditions such as severe 3rd degree burns over large parts of the body, etc
. In an article I can across recently, entitled “Are Natural Skin Care Products the Answer To All Problems?”, the author asks the following questions:
The answer is No natural skin care products do not fix all of our problems. Maybe the author should have asked … so, are natural skin care products to answer to all our skin care problems? – then the answer would have still been No, and neither do any other skin care products on the market today – natural or otherwise.
Not all skin problems can be treated using some topical application – Many diseases such as measles, chickenpox, herpes and many more are diseases, which as part of their symptomatology, have a skin component. To think that using natural skin care products or for that matter a synthetically formulated skin care product could treat this types of conditions is ludicrous.
Sure, combine your internal medication (drug-based or natural) with a good quality, natural skin care product to address the itching, redness and irritation, etc., but don’t think for one moment that a skin care products is going to effect the chickenpox virus or any other infectious disease.
Similarly, skin problems just like any other long-term disorder have a multi-faceted complexity and require a systemic approach to treatment.
If on the other hand we are simply referring to dry, oily, sensitive or mature skin, than there is no need for synthetic chemicals. Nor is this the case in the treatment of dermatitis, psoriasis or similar conditions, unless they are of a genetic origin – then there is very little that can be done other than symptom control, which natural skin care products can do just as well as any synthetic equivalent, if not better.
You see most mass-produced skin care products, whether they are 100 % natural skin care products or have a synthetic component, will not work on any condition that has an internal disease process involved. A hormonal imbalance may cause acne. This acne will persist until the hormonal imbalance is corrected.
Similarly, viral infections can cause skin rashes and they will persist until the viral infection has been addressed. Again, sure use a topical ointment or cream for the rash and yes, make sure it is a natural skin care product, because you don’t need to introduce more chemicals into the body, which it may have difficulty in utilising and/or eliminating.
In the same article, the answers to the above questions states:
100% natural skin care products are really not hard to find. There are dozens of companies that produce good quality, natural skin care products and they can be found using Yahoo, MSN or Google without much difficulty.
Secondly, just because a natural skin care product has a natural preservative does not make them any more expensive. I should know, as we make a large range of natural skin care products and have done so for over 20 years. We supply customers all over the world, as well as our own patients, and over 80 % of our customers have been long-term customers. Some of our products use natural preservatives such as Grape seed Oil or Wheat Germ Oil and neither of these oils are very pricey.
In addition, Essential oils are some of the most powerful antiseptic substances around, some are also have powerful antibiotic properties and if used correctly, they will preserve natural skin care products for at least 2 to 3 years without any trouble. Furthermore, many of our natural skin care and personal care product contain herbal extracts. Herbal extracts are by nature alcoholic and alcohol is a very good preservative. So you see, good quality natural skin care products do not need to have preservatives (synthetic ones) added to them.
This author further states:
Sure, we all know that nature produces powerful substances and some of these are the most potent killers if we are exposed to them – strychnine is an example that comes to mine, but any substance found in nature has the potential to create problems, some more serious than other. Why else would herbalist have to be trained for years if you could take any old tea and drink it to your heart’s content?
That is not the product’s fault, these people unfortunately for them have a hypersensitivity to particular substances and their immune system needs to be treated. DO N’T use a synthetic substitute – the natural substances are just as powerful as synthetic chemicals, why do you think is it that modern medicine still uses morphine-based drugs to treat severe pain?
Natural skin care products that have been properly formulated to target a specific skin care need, are safer, usually more effective and cost no more than their synthetic counter parts.
If you are asking yourself whether natural skin care products are the answer to all your skin care problems? I have not come across a single skin problem that can not be addressed equally well using natural skin care products as using any other types. Maybe the author should have asked … so, are natural skin care products to answer to all our skin care problems? You see most mass-produced skin care products, whether they are 100 % natural skin care products or have a synthetic component, will not work on any condition that has an internal disease process involved. Many of our natural skin care and personal care product contain herbal extracts.