Posts Tagged ‘alcohol free’

Organic Acne Treatment : Choosing the best organic face cream

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I met with a friend over the weekend  who has battled with acne for over a decade. He had always maintained that he was acne prone due to his oily skin and hence used harsh cleansing and alcohol laced moisturisers to help dry up the oil. I had believed his skin to be quite dry and therefore producing excess oil to counter the severe dehydration.

Over the years I met many people with a similar problem.  This only stressed the importance of using the correct organic moisturiser or face cream for your skin type.

How to know if your skin is dehydrated even though you have acne?

If your skin occasionally feels tight especially after cleansing. Your skin can also feel quite sensitive. Your skin also may feel tight after cleansing but have get oily and shiny after a few hours – this is the skins compensatory mechanism that aggravates the break outs.

What organic moisturiser should you use for dry skin that is acne prone?

Rejuvenating Face Cream

You need to use a nourishing organic moisturiser or organic face cream. Seems strange in  light of the acne. However when skins dehydrated the negative feedback system kicks in to produce oil. If you nourish and hydrate your skin efficiently, your skin rebalances itself and produces less oil, hence fewer clogged pores and breakouts.  Give a moisturiser like the Rejuvenating Face Cream a try.

Organic moisturiser or organic face cream for Oily Skin

If your skin is genuinely oily, you still  need to ensure that you do not use a product that dehydrates the skin, as this just encourages it to produce more oil. What you need is an alcohol free, gel like moisturiser as these have a high water content, which will keep skin well hydrated. The skin then does not have to produce excess oil to compensate. Stay away from alcohol and SLS based cleansers and moisturisers. Also use a moisturiser that contains ingredients like neem (Melia azadirachta leaf extract) which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Make sure that the product is designed to balance sebum production and contains sebum balancing ingredients such as arginine.

Active Face Hydrating Gel

Active Face Hydrating Gel

Natural Skincare: Tips for Sensitive Skin

Monday, November 30th, 2009

1. Avoid products that contain alcohol and Synthetic Fragrances. Look at product labels or contact the company directly to ensure products are alcohol free and also free of all synthetic colors and fragrances.
2. Check all product ingredients. If you have a specific allergy to an ingredient, ensure that it is not in a product. You can view our ingredients in our ingredient glossary.
3. Patch test all products when using them for the first time. Conduct a patch test as follows. Apply product onto the inner wrist in the manner that you are recommended to use the regime. Wait 24 hours observing the area. If you have no un-expected response – please refer to product details for the expected response; test the same regime on the temple. Wait 24 hours. If you have no un-expected response – use products as recommended.
4. Please note that with a sensitivity reaction – every time you use a product this reaction gets worse. With products that stimulate microcirculation, every time you use the product the beauty blush decreases.

Perfect Eyes – Can an Organic Eye Cream help?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

eyeWhen considering an eye cream, it’s worth bearing in mind that the key problems that it needs address – wrinkles, under-eye bags/shadows and puffiness.  The extent of these problems can vary from person to person.

In the information below we tackle the problem of wrinkles and explain how organic eye cream and skin care can help with the anti-aging process.

The two key contributing factors to wrinkles are the sun and dehydration.  We’re all aware that it’s important to protect yourself from the sun, but did you know that you need to do this in all seasons?  The approach of autumn and winter is no excuse to neglect this. Always apply a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to all exposed areas of the skin.

There are a number of different reasons for skin dehydration.  Smoking, alcohol and caffeine can all dehydrate the skin and make it vulnerable to wrinkling.  If possible cut out, or at least cut down, on these drying habits.

Alcohol-based products and harsh soaps also contribute to skin dehydration.  Opt instead for gentler, moisturising products.  Using an organic eye cream combined with an organic facial cleanser could help you to obtain the best results.

It’s also worth remembering that products that are high in peptide and amino acid complexes are ideal for rebuilding collagen and elastin structures in the skin leading to an intense anti aging effect on your eyes and skin.

Products containing large amounts of organic plant oils are naturally rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants prevent free radical damage caused by environmental toxins and pollutants, ensuring the skin looks and feels younger.

Finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on your diet and exercise programme.  Include many varied fruits and vegetables.  Eating these raw can help to provide your skin with important nutrients.

•    Drink at least 2 litres of water every day.
•    Avoid saturated and animal fats.
•    Get regular exercise.  Your skin gets its nourishment from the blood and exercise helps by increasing the circulation of blood to the skin.

Buy anti aging organic eye cream with natural peptide complex and antioxidants, and organic facial cleansers from Organic Apoteke.  All products certified by Ecocert.