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Choosing the best skincare options does not mean resorting to expensive and chemical-laden products, which do more harm than good. Many skincare items, which are readily available in the market consist of phthalates, sulfates, parabens, dyes, and certain preservatives that are carcinogenic and harmful for the skin. However, you can choose to minimize the toxic load on the skin, making the switch to clean and organic beauty products. Natural ingredients are full of essential nutrients that help to detoxify and nourish the skin without causing any adverse side effects. Besides, most organic skincare products are suitable for sensitive and problematic skin types as well. Here are the four natural beauty ingredients that one must look for in their organic skincare products for beautiful skin and hair.
Aloe Vera is a medicinal herb known for its skin-healing properties. Its leaves have a gel-like substance rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12, that protects the skin from pollutants and improves skin's barrier functioning. Aloe Vera supports the production and release of collagen, an essential protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera accelerate the wound healing process, repair sun damage, and prevent the signs of ageing. One should apply Aloe Vera gel over the face every day to brighten the complexion, soothe skin, and keep acne at bay.
Bentonite clay, popularly known as multani mitti or Aztec healing clay, is an ancient remedy that has been used for centuries for beauty. Enriched with antibacterial and exfoliating properties, Bentonite clay detoxifies skin and cleanses pores, which helps keep the skin smooth and soft. The natural clay is a great adsorbent that binds substances such as toxins and diet with great affinity in the detoxification process. Applying the bentonite clay mask can help regulate sebum production, kill acne-causing bacteria, and improve overall skin health.
Packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin A, B2, B12, and E, protein, calcium, zinc, and potassium, yoghurt boosts skin immunity. Lactic acid present in yoghurt exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, tightens pores, and nourishes the deep layers of skin that provide a healthy and radiant glow. Using yoghurt is the best way to alleviate dryness, promote wound healing, and reverse skin damage. The alpha hydroxyl acid present in yoghurt can provide anti-ageing benefits, fading away fine lines and wrinkles over time and boost skin cell regeneration. You can also apply yoghurt on the scalp to ward off dandruff and condition hair for beautiful tresses.
Gooseberry (Amla) is considered a superfood due to its immense health benefits. But, the little fruit also provides extraordinary skin benefits due to its rich concentration of antioxidants, vitamin B, and C. Amla helps remove blemishes and keeps skin healthy and young. Applying Amla face pack cleanses and exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving you with fresh and glowing skin. If you are looking for a natural solution to restore lustrous hair, Amla oil can be a great aid. The rich concentration of antioxidants and other minerals prevents premature greying and makes hair shinier and thicker.
(The article is contributed by Ms Arthi Raguram, Founder, Deyga Organics)
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