Natural skin care for aging is the safest, smartest way to ensure that your skin will retain a lasting, youthful appearance. It is also the best way to protect your own health, as natural skin care avoids harsh chemicals and their potentially harmful side effects. For example retinol, which scores a hazardous 8 out of 10 on the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics database, is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A which, in small amounts is safe. But many skin care companies, in order to make their products more effective, use exceedingly high amounts of retinol which, according to EWG "could be associated with toxicity such as effects on reproduction and development. When exposed to UV light, retinol compounds break down and produce toxic free radicals that can damage DNA and cause gene mutations, a precursor to cancer. Recently available data from an FDA study indicate that retinyl palmitate, when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight, may speed the development of skin tumors and lesions." Take a look at some of the anti-aging skin care products that you're already using - it wouldn't be surprising to find a great deal of them (even when they say `natural`on the label) that use retinol or one of it's derivatives.
Aging is a process none of us can avoid, if we're lucky. And it's only natural that as you age you become more conscious of your skin. Small wrinkles appear beside your eyes, the corners of your mouth, and on your forehead as well. While it's perfectly normal to have these wrinkles, many of us would like to diminish their appearance and try for as long as possible to retain a look of youthful vitality. And this is possible for everyone as long as you approach the challenge in the right way. Seeking help from a qualified facial aesthetician is a good start, and you may also want to seek guidance from someone who practices naturopathy, or someone who is a licensed acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. In addition, consultation with a holistic nutritionist can go a long way to help you prolong your aging process.
What can a facial treatment do to prolong the aging process for your skin?