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Natural Skin Care – Facials for Aging

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?

As you age your skin becomes thinner, loses its fat content, and fails to look as plump and smooth as it once did. In addition it takes longer to heal from small abrasions, and you start to see age spots appear. You may even have some potentially troublesome spots removed, just in case.

To stem the flow of the aging process, a facial treatment using natural skin care products can help you maintain some of the moisture and bring back the plumpness to your skin. Natural ingredients such as silk proteins help rejuvenate your skin and restore some of the youthful glow. And cell regeneration can even take place with a skilled aesthetician providing your anti-aging facial, helping to fill in some of the crevices that have appeared as wrinkles.

You don’t have to worry about looking older, and you don’t have to fight against the appearance of age with chemicals and toxic substances. You can help your skin look younger with a natural approach to skin care, and you can even benefit by living longer to enjoy your beautiful skin.

Richard Lobbenberg