If the cream you’re putting on your face contains only two ingredients that you can actually pronounce, it’s time to make the switch to organic, natural alternatives. Start scanning those labels for ingredients you won’t mind smoothing onto your skin. The best organic skin-care creams for you will depend upon your own needs.
For Average Skin Types
If your skin is not particularly oily, dry, wrinkled or sensitive, consider yourself lucky.Seek out a light moisturizer containing trace amounts of natural oils like jojoba and olive oil. Shy away from anything based in petroleum or mineral oil. Look for organic creams with light aromatherapy oils, such as lavender and rosemary. Natural antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C may also help to protect your skin from everyday damage.
For Acne-Prone Skin Types
You may be one of those not-so-lucky women who gets acne outbreaks even after adolescence. For women with oily skin, it can be hard to find a skin-care cream that doesn’t clog pores. Check out organic products labeled “noncomedogenic,” meaning that they will not collect in pores and worsen acne symptoms. Shop for products containing organic tea tree oil, which naturally combats acne, or white willow, which is a natural source of the acne-fighting compound salicylic acid. These will knock out acne as effectively as conventional products, without the messy unpronounceable chemicals.
For Dry Skin Types
If your skin gets dry and chapped easily, search for an organic skin cream that moisturizes and prevents damage from wind or cold air. Choose a heavy, oil-based skin cream rich in olive oil, grapeseed oil or coconut oil for eczema. Avoid water-based skin creams, which can actually dry out your skin instead of preserving moisture.
For Sensitive Skin Types
If you break out in hives and rashes every time someone looks at you the wrong way, be careful when shopping for organic skin-care creams– and avoid harsh chemical creams like the plague. Many products used in organic creams can be irritating to ladies with sensitive skin. Check out products with soothing essential oils like chamomile. Aloe vera, a succulent medicinal plant, can also help to soothe and prevent skin irritations. Finally, look into creams and lotions containing colloidal oatmeal, which protects skin and ease hives and rashes.