Why I Choose Natural Skincare Products For Healthy Skin

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There are many beauty products that many people love to use because they work for them. But when it comes to me, I would have to say some beauty products just do not work for me. The majority of the products that I have tried, would have an ingredient or two that would irritate my skin. Because of my skin type which is Combination Sensitive Skin, I cannot use a lot of beauty products.

During the years before I went back to natural products, I had used a variety of face creams, moisturizers, toners, facial cleansers, body lotions, soaps, shower gels, and whatever else I thought would be good at the time. None of these products really helped me, and sometimes, they would cause my skin to become itchy, before it would breakout.

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It's just as important to take care of the skin as you would care for any other part of the body. A major part of any daily skincare routine, would include the products you use to nurture and moisturize your skin. 

I remember thinking at that time, what was I using before I started using different skincare products? What was I using that actually worked? 

What I wasn't aware of back then, was the fact that some skincare products contained ingredients that were harmful to my skin. That would explain why I would have breakouts, rashes, and sometimes very dry areas on my skin. 

There are the other side effects that will not be noticed until after the skincare products have been used over a period of time. As said time has passed, who really knows what the extent of the damage can be. When it comes to your skincare, do not take the words of anyone else. Do your research and find out what really works for you, yourself.

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I have to be honest here, I really don't remember all the products I used back then, but I do remember the products that I still use today. The two products that still give me the best results are Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter. 

Cocoa Butter has been around for a very long time, and it is still a very good moisturizing product. Not only is it good for stretch marks, it conditions the skin very well and it has a lightly scented chocolate smell. 

I like using the whipped cocoa butter (when it is available) better than the solid form. The solid form makes you work a little harder to get it soft enough to rub on the skin. The whipped cocoa butter comes in a softer consistency. It dissolves better when I rub it between my hands. The cocoa becomes so much easier to moisturize my skin.

Sensitive combination skin can be kind of tricky to deal with because one section of the skin can breakout while another area of the skin can be perfectly fine. That is the reason why I had such a hard time finding products that would actually work! 

Cocoa butter is a natural product that does not contain any ingredients  (as far as I know) that will cause my skin to breakout. That's a big deal to me because when it comes to my skin, I'd rather stick with the natural products that work for my skin.

Over the years I have been transitioning from products that contain harmful ingredients, to products that are mostly naturally based with ingredients that actually feed, heal, and nurture my skin. 

Shea Butter is also a natural product that I cannot say enough about. I love the way it moisturizes for a much longer period of time. I'm talking about your skin being moisturized all day! How great is that?

I like to moisturize my skin in the evening or at night right after I shower. I don't dry off completely. I like to leave my skin a little damp and then I massage the Shea Butter on my skin. Sometimes I mix a little olive oil with the Shea Butter so that the consistency is a lot looser and this makes it much easier to rub on my skin.

I also like to massage the whipped Shea Butter into my hair because it leaves my hair feeling healthy, well conditioned, and shiny. Because my hair is thick with slightly tight curls, the Shea Butter helps my hair become easier to manage.

I also like to massage The Shea Butter (whipped) through my hair. It makes my hair more manageable and it enhances the natural shine of my hair.

I cannot tell why I strayed from such a wonderful product to begin with. I don't recall ever having any reaction to it. Back then , I probably wanted to try different products because I saw them being advertised on T.V. or in a fashion magazine. 

I don't mind using natural beauty products that can be used for more than one thing. Shea Butter, can be used for my skin as well as my hair and yes, I like that.

I hope this post has been informative and helpful.

Until next time, Enjoy Living and Loving Life.