Roots, tree bark, flowers, and leaves - living things give life. Extracting this life force is what botanical skin care is all about. Bottom line: botanical products are teeming with life--and so are you! So why on earth would you use dead products on your gloriously alive skin?
Commercial creams, lotions, and potions can clog your pores and damage your skin.
Petroleum is great for your car, but your skin? Not so much. You want your complexion to glow because its healthy versus shining because its greasy.
And preservatives do just that - they preserve. But you're not a slab of meat or a jar of jam. You don't need to be preserved or pickled or mummified. And synthetic ingredients can often be a Frankensteinian mix of carcinogens! Chemicals may belong in your bathroom and kitchen cleaning products, but not on your face.
So avoid petroleum-based, preservative-filled, chemical-laden products that can speed up the aging process and introduce disease to your skin and consequently to your whole body.
Botanical skin care products are important to your skins diet because they feed it nutrients, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that can help keep your complexion wrinkle-free, even-toned, and vibrant without being too oily.
Acne, age spots, unsightly freckles, discoloration - these unhealthy conditions can often be reversed if you sustain your skin with nutritious food. From tea tree oil and olive oil to green tea and chamomile tea - make sure that the grocery list for your face includes botanical ingredients like these.
Vetting the botanical source and extraction process are important steps you should take as an informed consumer to make sure that you really are getting the purest, healthiest botanicals for your bucks. The best extraction process will produce a living powder or liquid that will feed your skin and revitalize your whole countenance.
For example, the base with which the extract is mixed should be one that facilitates absorption without destroying the living enzymes in the extract - in other words, your skin should be able to easily drink it in. Do a little online research before you go shopping. Your skin will thank you for it later.
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Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.