What You Need To Know Natural Ethnic Skin Care : It has long been known, it is a fact that there are very few natural ethnic skin care products in the mainstream cosmetic industry to properly address skin tone. It seems that almost anything formulated for our skin on the ethnic market is too dry, too irritating, too oily, or too ineffective.
What makes some of the formulators of this product think this type of product will help our skin? People will wonder what they were thinking. Is there hope?
It’s nice to say ‘indeed yes’, there is. Start using natural ethnic skin care products. Stop using toxic products. We know how sensitive our skin is, so the first thing we need to do is avoid chemical-laden skincare and personal care products like plague.
These types of products can prove to be damaging to our skin in many ways. Unfortunately, these products are quite boring and even dominate the cosmetic industry for quite a long time.
In both the ethnic personal care market and the mainstream personal care market, there is much to be desired. By now, you may have a good idea why it is not recommended to use most of the major personal care products for sensitive skin of color. No need to worry, natural personal care products are the answer.
Natural Skin Care: Herbs Make a Difference for Ethnic Skin
In terms of natural skin care, the herbs contained in the product can have a very positive impact on ethnic skin. There is a fundamental difference in how herbal skin care and conventional skin care work.
The herb itself, contains not only a single active constituent, but many active constituents that provide the necessary nutrients to the skin. These various compounds working together, can treat skin problems more effectively from every angle.
Remember, plant cells and human cells are very compatible. What does all this mean? This means that herbs can treat not only the symptoms, but also the underlying cause of any existing skin condition or health more effectively.
It is well known that herbs are gentler in nature, not only on the skin, but on the body as a whole. This can be attributed to the fact that the herbs have been extracted as natural substances. The herbs are gentle and do not produce major toxic side effects on the skin.
This is especially beneficial for skin of color, as it is more reactive than most other skin types and requires the gentlest and most effective care. Make no mistake, herbal skin treatments may be gentler, but that doesn’t mean they’re less effective. You will be surprised!
Remember, 60-70% of what you put on your skin has the ability to penetrate your pores and eventually end up in your bloodstream. If you’re going to use a product to treat your skin condition, why not use something naturally healthy too?
Natural products, whether purchased or made yourself from natural ingredients, must be the main choice before conventional personal care products are sought after from the mainstream cosmetic industry.
Herbs vs. Modern Medicine in the Skin Care Industry
The modern pharmaceuticals contained in mainstream or conventional skin care products (including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, kojic acid, etc.) are produced in laboratories and then mass-produced in factories.
Before reaching the general public, the drug was tested on a large number of users. The knowledge upon which the conventional or mainstream skin care industry is based is based on experimental findings and observations.
To that extent, herbal medicine is also supported through fact-based evidence over the years that has accumulated over generations and across cultures, so that its value is widely recognized.
The unfortunate fact is that the approach to testing herbal beauty remedies is not as thorough and rigorous as the testing seen in the mainstream beauty industry.
So much money has been put into funding the analysis of modern medicines (also contained in many skin care products) that they must be able to produce evidence of the benefits of herbal treatments. In the modern drug and personal care market, it’s all about money.
It is far more cost-effective for major cosmetics and skincare makers to produce active, natural and organic skin care products than to manufacture unnatural and even unsafe ones.
Remember that herbal treatments are different because they are complex mixtures of different active compounds. These active compounds work together to heal the skin more effectively and are difficult to separate making duplication and measurement a difficult task for master formulators.
One Word Attention
When choosing ethnic herbal skin care products for our dark skin, we must still be careful for our skin. Beware of companies that praise themselves as offering you so-called ‘natural’, ‘herbal’ and ‘organic’ skin or hair care products and they really don’t!
When it comes down to it, there may be small amounts of just one, two or even three organic and/or natural ingredients in the entire product followed or preceded by a number of chemicals like coloring agents, preservatives, stabilizers, thickeners, PH balancers, fragrances and such. Please read the label carefully. Avoid these products. Your skin will thank you.
Dark skin types should be treated with a thorough understanding of the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of our skin. Once we understand this, we can treat it more effectively with natural herbs and avoid the recurrence of excessive skin problems. We can start by becoming more educated about our beautiful dark skin (you because you are reading this article).
First, avoid unhealthy and unnatural skin care products, include more fresh and nutrient-rich foods in our diet, and use natural ethnic skin care products designed for ‘us’ (even if you have to make your own). You are on your way!