It turns out that going back to real, living, raw skin food homemade products may hold the much sought after answer to the desire of glowing, beautiful, ageless skin. Everyone wants it, but for so many of us that perfect, dewy skin remains an elusive goal.
With men and women collectively pouring millions and millions of dollars into over the counter and prescription skin care items year after year, why is it that clear and gorgeous skin is still so hard to attain?
The answer, it turns out, may lie not in the money people are spending on skincare or even in the effort they are putting into their quest, but rather in the inherent faults of commercial products themselves.
Many, if not most, commercially available skincare products are filled with harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients that may ultimately do more harm to our skin and our health than they offer potential benefits. Yet despite the problems and ineffectiveness of much of the conventional skincare products available, no one wants to abandon the dream of flawless skin.
Why Go Raw: Rationale for Homemade Skin Care Products
Switching from skincare products that are filled with artificial ingredients and/or natural ingredients that have been processed to the point that they are rendered to be no longer recognisable as natural ingredients seems like an obvious choice even a quick glance.
Looking at making the switch to raw, natural skincare under closer examination makes the case for feeding your skin homemade raw skin food even more compelling. Read on to find out some of the most compelling rationale for going raw when it comes to what you put on your skin!
Products Go Directly onto the Body’s Largest Organ
Skin is your body’s largest organ. It is also exceptionally absorbent.
Whatever is put onto your skin does not only stay on your skin, it is actually absorbed transdermally into your bloodstream and transported throughout your body.
This is quite a sobering thought when you stop to think about all the things you may put on your skin each and every day. Think about it: if you would not choose to put something into your body through your mouth, do you want to put something into your body through your skin?
Making your own raw skincare items means you get to choose what goes on your skin and can nourish both your skin and your body through your choices.
Raw Skincare Produces Means Enzymes are Preserved
Another advantage of making the switch to using raw skincare items is that the value enzymes in ingredients are not destroyed by heat as they are in many manufacturing practices. Though enzymes are extremely beneficial, they are also very easily destroyed.
Each enzyme plays different roles, but among some of their key roles for beautiful skin include natural exfoliation, providing protection from free radicals, and reducing inflammation. By making your skin care food fresh you help ensure the enzymes are still active.
Keeping Skincare Raw Prevents Ingredients from Degradation
Enzymes are not the only ingredients that factors like light, heat, and time can effect. Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals also breakdown due to elapsed time and exposure to various elements. By making your homemade skincare items in small batches, your homemade skincare has greater potency than those pricey, processed skincare items that have been sitting on store shelves for a long time.
Going Raw Beats Marketers at Their Own Games
Using raw foods for your skincare regime also makes a good deal of sense financially. You can buy the ingredients that marketers tout in advertising campaigns and on package labels for mere pennies on the dollar when you get them in the produce aisle instead of a fancy package.
Ingredients such as papaya and avocado are widely marketed for the beauty perks they offer, but many commercial skincare products contain only a small amount of such ingredients, and the qualities of the small amount that is contained has likely been damaged (see above). Realise maximum benefits for minimal cost by hitting the farmer’s market instead of the drugstore for your next skincare purchase!
Raw Skincare Products Are Good for the Planet
In addition to being good for you personally, homemade skincare items are also good for the planet. Because raw skincare products involve no packaging that will ultimately end up in the landfill, they create far less waste.
Further, raw skin foods do not involve the creation of synthetic chemicals like many commercial products do making homemade skincare a much more environmentally friendly option when it comes to taking care of your skin.
Give It a Try: How to Make Skin Care Products at Home
Now that you know all the advantages that come from making your own raw skin care items, you are likely wondering how to make skincare products yourself right at home. You can glean all of the advantages of raw skincare for yourself with minimal effort and minimal investment in your own kitchen.
Many raw skin food recipes are surprisingly simple, and you may even have some of the ingredients on hand already. As you begin to learn the different benefits each ingredients, you may even find you are comfortable creating your own custom skincare recipes! Check out these super foods to get super skin.
Honey for Healing
Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties that can fight acne. Additionally, honey is known for its remarkable healing powers. These healing properties can aid in healing acne or any other skin blemishes. Use honey alone as a soothing, healing skin mask, or add other beneficial raw ingredients such as cinnamon or aloe vera along with the honey to multiply results.
Need some ideas? Check out these simple and effective 4 Simple Honey Face Masks for Every Skin Type .
Almonds for Exfoliation
Rough skin can occur anywhere on the body, so feel free to use raw exfoliating skin recipes from head to toe. Use raw, ground almonds as your base to gently loosen dead skin and infuse your skin with the potent antioxidant properties of Vitamin E.Mix two parts ground almonds with one part raw coconut oil and rub in small circular motions on any dry areas, then rinse with cool water.
Raw sugar also makes a terrific natural exfoliator if you are looking for additional ways to get smooth skin. Want to combine the exfoliating power of almonds with the healing power of honey?
Try this Honey Almond Facial Scrub recipe to supercharge your results.
Eggs for Vitamins
Take advantage of the rich vitamin content found in egg yolks by applying a layer of egg yolk to your face. All you have to do to capitalise on all the B vitamins (and other vitamins!) found in raw egg yolks is separate the yolk from the white, then apply the yolk in an even layer across the face, neck, and décolletage. Leave on until the yolk dries, or 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse clean with cool water. Note: save the egg white for eating or other skin treatments later.
Taking It to the Next Level: Getting the Raw Foods Glow from the Inside Out
Once you begin to see the benefits you get from putting natural, raw foods onto your skin, it may lead you to start thinking about the foods that you are putting into your body as well. Just as putting fresh, raw foods on your skin enhances your skin’s texture and appearance, consuming raw foods helps your body function at its best.
Whether applied topically or consumed as food, raw foods offer the benefit of maintaining the highest level of quality due to its contents not being compromised by the damaging effects of high temperatures. As you begin to see your skin take on a newfound glow due to raw foods, think of it as a living illustration of the benefits raw foods can offer you internally as well.
For the purposes of diet classifications, raw foods are considered to be raw when they are not heated above 105 to 118 degrees Fahrenheit (maximum temperature guidelines vary slightly among nutritional experts). Though to be considered fully on a raw foods diet, raw foods must compile at least 70 percent of your diet, increasing the amount of fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, and sprouted legumes to any degree will offer you benefits. Try incorporating things like cold pressed raw juices to give your skin a glow from the inside out!
Making Raw Foods Beauty Your Own
Take small steps to makes the healthy changes you desire. The combination of removing harsh toxins from your skincare regime, adding raw skincare, and increasing the amount of nutrients you are consuming through raw foods is sure to leave you feeling great and looking beautiful with that much desired gorgeous skin!