Long known, is the fact that there are very few natural ethnic skincare products in the mainstream cosmetics industry to handle skin of color properly. Seems almost everything formulated for our skin in the ethnic market is either too drying, too irritating, too greasy, or just plain too ineffective.
What makes some formulators of the products think these kind of products will help our skin? You might wonder what they were thinking. Is there any hope?
It is extremely pleasing to state ‘indeed yes’, there is. Begin using natural ethnic skin care products. Stop using toxic products. We realize just how sensitive our skin is, so the first thing we must do is avoid chemical-laden skin care and personal care products like the plague.
These types of products can prove to be devastating to our skin in lots of ways. Unfortunately, the products were saturating and also dominating the cosmetics industry for a long time.
In both ethnic personal care market plus the mainstream personal care market, there’s a lot left to be desired. Right now, you probably have a good idea why it is not recommended to use most mainstream personal care products for sensitive skin of color. Never to worry, natural personal maintenance systems are the answer.
Natural Skin Care: Herbs Make the Difference for Ethnic Skin
When it comes to natural skin care, herbs within products can have a very positive effect on ethnic skin. You will find a fundamental difference in the manner herbal skin care and conventional skin care works.
Herbs themselves, contain not only single active constituents, but many active constituents that provide necessary nutrients to the skin. These multiple compounds acting together, can more effectively address skin problems from every angle.
Remember, plant cells and human cells are very compatible. What does all of this mean? It means that herbals treat not just the symptoms, but the underlying cause of any existing skin or health condition more effectively.
It really is well-known that herbs are more gentle in nature, on not merely the skin, however the body as a whole. Anti-Aging serum could be attributed to the fact that herbs have already been extracted as naturally occurring substances. Herbs are gentle and do not produce any major, toxic unwanted effects on skin.
This is especially beneficial for skin of color, since it is more reactive naturally than almost every other skin types and needs both gentlest, & most effective treatment. Make no mistake about any of it, herbal skin care may be gentler, but this will not mean it is less effective. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Remember, 60-70% of what you put on your skin has the ability to penetrate your pores and finally end up in your blood stream. If you are going to use products to address your skin condition, you will want to use something naturally healthy aswell?
Natural products either purchased or home-made from natural ingredients, should be the preferred choice before conventional personal care products are popular from the mainstream cosmetics industry.
Herbals vs. Modern Drugs in the Skin Care Industry
Modern drugs contained in mainstream or conventional skin care products (including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, kojic acid, etc.) are manufactured in laboratories and then produced in mass quantities in factories.
Before reaching the public, these drugs are tested on a large number of users. The knowledge that forms the basis of the conventional or mainstream skincare industry is based on experimental findings and observations.
To that extent, herbal remedies may also be supported through years of fact-based evidence that has accumulated over generations and across cultures, thus their value is well-known.
The unfortunate simple truth is that the method of testing herbal beauty remedies is not as thorough and rigorous as the testing that is observed in the mainstream beauty industry.
So much money has been put into funding the analysis of modern drugs (also contained in many skin care products) that they should be able to produce evidence for the benefits of herbal treatments. In the present day drug and personal care markets, it’s about the money.
It is significantly less cost-effective for mainstream cosmetic and skincare makers to produce active, pure, organic skin care products than to produce unnatural and also unsafe ones.
Remember that herbal treatments are different in that they’re a complex mixture of various active compounds. These active compounds work together to heal skin better and are difficult to separate making duplication and measurement a hard task for the mainstream formulator.
One Word of Caution
When selecting herbal ethnic skincare products for the dark skin, we must still be cautious for the skin’s sake. Avoid companies who tout themselves as offering you so-called ‘natural’, ‘herbal’ and ‘organic’ skin or hair maintenance systems and they are really not!
When it comes right down to it, there may be tiny amounts of only 1, two and maybe even three organic and/or natural ingredients in the entire product followed or preceded by a host of chemical ingredients such as for example coloring agents, preservatives, stabilizers, thickeners, PH balancers, fragrance and such. Please read labels carefully. Avoid these products. Your skin will thank you.