Is Your Skin Care as Pure as It Can Be?

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In order to achieve more radiant skin and a beautiful complexion, using pure skin care products is vital, particularly those made only with raw, living, and natural ingredients. In this article, I will explain why this is the best external skin care possible. Together, with a healthy diet, right lifestyle, and a positive mental attitude, the skin can become softer, firmer, and achieve that unmistakable glow.

From the onset I’d like to emphasize that becoming more beautiful is available to anyone right now — regardless of their present health, condition, or age. All you need to do is make the right changes in your diet, skin care routine, and mental outlook.

Avoid Harmful Chemical Ingredients

What we put on our skin is just as important as the food we eat. The skin is the body’s largest organ and plays a crucial role, not only in the elimination of toxins and regulating our internal temperature, but also in terms of absorption.

Therefore, it is critical to use skin and personal care products that, first of all, are free from toxic chemical ingredients. Some of these harmful ingredients include:

Propylene Glycol

Found in practically every skin moisturizer, propylene glycol is used as the base ingredient in the manufacturing of brake fluid and industrial antifreeze, and can greatly damage and age the skin, causing rashes and dry skin.

Lauryl Sulfates

This corrosive chemical ingredient used in the industry to manufacture garage floor cleaner and engine degreasing are also one of the main ingredients in practically every major brand of shampoo, bubble bath, face wash, shaving gel, and toothpaste. Lauryl sulfates eat away at the mucous lining of the skin, are highly irritant to the eyes, and can cause urinary tract infections.


Parabens are synthetic chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer. They are used as preservatives in many shampoos and personal care products.

Use Only Skin Care with Natural Ingredients

Using skin care products that are made only with raw, living, and natural ingredients such as raw cacao butter and cold-pressed oils is great for your skin and will deliver long-term results. This is because the skin is greatly nourished from the life force, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids present in the natural ingredients.

The benefits are numerous. The life energy in natural ingredients is highly nourishing and healing. Antioxidants, for example, help to reverse skin aging and inflammation and help heal scar tissue. Minerals play a key role in beautifying the skin, hair, and nails. Sulphur, for instance, is a central component of collagen and connective tissue, which provides elasticity and flexibility to the tissues. Vitamins such as A, C, and E, are moisturizing, soothing, and healing to the skin. Essential fatty acids help to remove toxins from tissues.

Find Products Manufactured at a Cool Temperature

To ensure that all of the nutrients are retained, skin care products must be created at temperatures below 40 degrees celsius. If ingredients are heated above this level during the manufacturing process, most of the antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and the life force in the ingredients are destroyed. A good example of this is cold-pressed olive oil, which has long been considered a topical remedy for wrinkles and facial lines. Not surprisingly, olive oil is the best source of raw vitamin E. However, it is also extremely sensitive to temperature and light and becomes completely corrupted when heated.

Heated oils and fats when used in skin care products — even in the so-called “natural” ones — are actually one of the worst offenders to skin care. They contain highly toxic and transfatty acids, which may be absorbed into the cell membranes, causing them to become porous and weak. Heating oils and fats also leads to the creation of free radicals, which are unstable oxygen molecules that have lost an electron. 

Collagen, a protein molecule that constitutes 80% of the dermis, is particularly susceptible to free radical damage, which includes wrinkles, lingering scars, and stiff collagen. In contrast, cold-pressed fats and oils kept at a low temperature help to beautify and refresh the skin, strengthen the cell membranes, and restore nutrients to the tissues.

We have the best, natural  products for your skin care routine. Our clinically proven skin care solutions will help you achieve a healthy, youthful glow. Contact Athré Facial Plastics today to get started!