Long known, is the proven fact that there are hardly any natural ethnic skincare products in the mainstream cosmetics industry to address 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 these products think these type of products are going to help our skin? One would wonder what they were thinking. Is there any hope?
It is extremely pleasing to say ‘indeed yes’, there is. Start using natural ethnic skin care products. Stop using toxic products. We know just how sensitive the skin we have is, so the very first thing we have to do is avoid chemical-laden skin care and personal care products like the plague.
These types of products can end up being devastating to our skin in lots of ways. Unfortunately, these products were saturating and also dominating the cosmetics industry for quite some time.
In both ethnic personal care market as well as the mainstream personal care market, there is a lot left to be desired. By now, you probably have an idea why it is not recommended to use most mainstream personal maintenance systems 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
With regards to natural skin care, herbs contained in 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 offering 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 have become compatible. What does all of this mean? This means that herbals treat not only the symptoms, but the underlying cause of any existing skin or health condition more effectively.
It is well-known that herbs tend to be more gentle in nature, on not only the skin, but the body as a whole. This can be attributed to the truth that herbs have already been extracted as naturally occurring substances. Herbs are gentle and don’t produce any major, toxic side effects on skin.
This is especially beneficial for skin of color, since it is more reactive by nature than most other skin types and needs both the gentlest, and most effective treatment. Make no mistake about any of it, herbal skin care may be gentler, but this will not mean it really is less effective. You’ll be amazed!
Remember, 60-70% of what you put on your skin has the capacity to penetrate your pores and eventually end up in your bloodstream. If you are likely to use products to address your skin condition, you will want to use something naturally healthy as well?
Natural basic products either purchased or home-made from 100 % natural ingredients, should be the preferred choice before conventional personal maintenance systems are sought after from the mainstream cosmetics industry.
Herbals vs. Modern Drugs in the Skin Care Industry
Modern drugs contained in mainstream or conventional skincare products (including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, kojic acid, etc.) are manufactured in laboratories and then produced in mass quantities in factories.
Before reaching the general public, these drugs are tested on a large number of users. The knowledge that forms the foundation of the traditional or mainstream skin care industry is founded on experimental findings and observations.
To that extent, herbal remedies may also be supported through years of fact-based evidence which 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 within many skin care products) they should be able to produce evidence for the advantages of herbal treatments. In the present day drug and personal care markets, it’s all about the money.
Anti-Aging serum is significantly less cost-effective for mainstream cosmetic and skin care makers to produce active, pure, organic skin care products than to create unnatural and even unsafe ones.
Remember that herbal treatments are different in that they’re a complex mixture of a range of active compounds. These active compounds interact 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 skin care products for the dark skin, we must be cautious for our skin’s sake. Avoid companies who tout themselves as offering you so-called ‘natural’, ‘herbal’ and ‘organic’ skin or hair care products and they are really not!
When it comes down to it, there might be tiny amounts of only 1, two or maybe even three organic and/or 100 % natural ingredients in the entire product followed or preceded by a host of chemical ingredients such as coloring agents, preservatives, stabilizers, thickeners, PH balancers, fragrance and such. Please read labels carefully. Avoid the products. Your skin will many thanks.