Natural skin care is what the best of us aspire to in our daily diet and beautification rituals. Of course, certain ingredients are better than others – and today, we’re looking at those that start with the letter c. Read below to "C" your way to beautiful skin with the benefits of these ingredients.
Vitamin C, present in citrus fruits and dark leafy greens, is an antioxidant, and antioxidants protect skin against pollutants, UV rays and cigarette smoke. In addition to limiting damage by UV Rays and free radicals, doctors and researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have found that Vitamin C in the diet seems to cause "notable decreases in skin wrinkling." Topical application of Vitamin C decreases the appearance of roughness, decreases the risk of dry skin, and reduces swelling caused by blemishes.
Chamomile has soothed sensitive skin for centuries. The University of Maryland Medical Center says "Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs in the Western world." Like Vitamin C, chamomile reduces inflammation, and also provides relief from eczema, psoriasis and dry, flaky skin. Chamomile will salve your skin.
Cumin is not only one of the world's oldest spices — it appears in the world's oldest cookbook — in medieval times it was a form of currency used to pay rents. Its value extends to its skin-care properties, too. Per Organic Facts, cumin is high in Vitamin E (another antioxidant), a natural antibacterial and may reduce age spots and sagging skin. Cumin will not only aid digestion and boost immune function, it may keep your skin smooth and supple from the inside out.
This winter, the best treatment for dry skin may very well be in your kitchen (rather than your medicine) cabinet. Whatever you choose to treat your skin with, you can’t go wrong with items in Real Purity’s Cosmetics, Skin Care & or Body Care departments.