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10 Natural and Organic Ingredients for Skin Remedies

Skincare ingredients don't have to be artificial to be effective!

When you're looking for an effective skincare product, it's important to know that the ingredient list on the label doesn't have to be filled with synthetic ingredients.  Natural and organic ingredients are often more effective than their synthetic counterparts—and they're better for your health, too!

Additionally, natural products tend to be cheaper than their chemical-laden counterparts because they don't contain any harmful chemicals or toxins. That said, if you want a high-quality product that can last many years without breaking down or becoming ineffective, it pays off financially as well. Natural and organic products tend to cost less per unit than conventional ones do. The following are some of the many natural and organic ingredients for skin remedies.

 

#1. Oregano

Oregano is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal ingredient. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help to reduce redness and irritation. Oregano contains carvacrol, thymol, and eugenol, which are antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage. With its strong anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, Oregano Oil is considered a great purifier. By ridding your skin of impurities, Oregano Essential Oil gives your skin the optimal environment in which to  thrive, heal and strengthen.

 

#2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, and it's also good for acne and dandruff. You can take tea tree oil internally to treat wounds as well as apply it directly to insect bites or other skin irritations.  Tea tree oil may also help relieve and alleviate inflamed skin and common  fungal and bacterial foot and toe issues.Moreover, according to  Healthline, a common form of skin irritation is contact dermatitis, which occurs when your skin comes in contact with an allergen, such as nickel. Exposure to the allergen leads to red, itchy, and sometimes painful skin. Both animal and human research suggest that applying tea tree oil may help reduce the severity of these symptoms. In a study comparing the effects of different treatments for contact dermatitis, tea tree oil was found to reduce symptoms by 40%, which was significantly more than standard medications applied to the skin.

 

#3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant that grows in warm climates and is used to make medicines. It has been used for thousands of years as an herbal remedy, but it wasn't until recently that we learned about its skin-healing properties.  Aloe Vera contains vitamins A and C, which can help with maintaining  healthy skin cells, while also keeping your body hydrated throughout the day. Aloe Vera is also packed with antioxidants like vitamin E that help fight free radicals on our bodies' surface layers (the outermost layer). Free radicals cause damage to our cells by stealing electrons from them—which can lead to wrinkles or other signs of aging.

 

#4. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat acne, eczema, and other skin conditions. It's also a great all-around moisturizer for dry or sensitive skin. Eucalyptus oil has been shown to have many beneficial properties that promote healthy skin. It has been shown to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and soothe irritated skin by reducing redness and swelling of the area being treated with eucalyptus oil.

 

#5. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a natural antiseptic that can be used to treat acne and sunburn. It can also be used to relieve muscle pain, joint pain, and headaches. Moreover, according to  Dr. Debra Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist, and assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine, peppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect that soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne. Due to its antimicrobial properties, peppermint oil may help reduce levels of acne-causing bacteria on the skin to help treat pimples, but you shouldn't rely on its powers alone. In fact,  Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital's department of dermatology, says that he does not recommend using peppermint oil by itself, but it may help along with traditional acne treatments.

 

#6. Ginger Oil

Ginger oil is an anti-inflammatory, natural anti-fungal, and antibacterial agent that can be used in  skincare and beauty remedies. It's a powerful antioxidant as well, which makes it great for fighting free radicals and keeping your skin looking young. Ginger oil has been used for centuries by cultures all over the world to treat various ailments such as colds, headaches, and sore throats. It also helps reduce inflammation in the body by reducing redness caused by acne or other skin conditions like  eczema or  psoriasis (psoriasis causes scaly patches on the surface of the body). Ginger essential oil is known to help relieve symptoms associated with allergies and asthma attacks due to stress levels increasing during stressful situations, so if you suffer from these types of problems, then perhaps adding some ginger essential oil into your daily regimen could help improve your quality of life!

 

#7. Spearmint Oil

Spearmint oil is a natural antiseptic and antifungal, which means it can help kill the bacteria that cause acne. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling, redness, and irritation from acne breakouts. This oil is known to be astringent in nature—meaning it draws moisture away from the skin—which makes it an ideal ingredient for dry or mature skin types who want to retain hydration levels without leaving behind greasy residue. 

 

#8. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a natural astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. It can be used to cleanse your skin or as a toner to help remove excess oil from your face. Witch hazel's anti-inflammatory properties make it also an effective remedy for a wide array of skin conditions such as acne, hemorrhoids, diaper rash, and eczema. For this reason, witch hazel is a common ingredient in ointments and  lotions for the skin.

 

#9. Willow Bark

Willow bark is a natural source of salicylic acid, an antiseptic, and an anti-inflammatory that can be found in many  skincare products. Willow bark is also a natural pain reliever. It may be helpful for people who have acne or rosacea because it has antibacterial properties that help prevent blemishes from forming. Willow bark’s astringent properties make it useful as a home remedy for oily skin or breakouts caused by hormonal changes in your body during puberty or pregnancy (which can cause excess oil production).

 

#10. Argan Oil

Argan oil is a superfood that can be used in skin and hair care products. It's high in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which are essential to our body's healthy functioning. These fatty acids help to maintain skin elasticity, hydration levels, and smoothness without clogging pores or causing breakouts. Argan oil can be used for dry skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, but it also works well on oily or combination skin types as well! The antioxidants found in argan oil will cause your pores to shrink, so you won't have any visible signs of excess oil production, which makes it great for acne-prone areas like the T-zone (forehead). 

 

Derma-Nu’s Takeaway

Skincare ingredients don't have to be artificial to be effective. The same vitamins and minerals that are found in nature will work just as well, even better than artificial ones. In fact, many of these natural ingredients are used by dermatologists to treat serious skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis because they're so effective at healing the skin without any side effects! If you’re looking for natural and organic skincare products that work, we hope this list has helped you narrow down your search. 

Derma-nu is a line of  organic and natural skincare products, formulated with the most medically advanced and clinically proven ingredients available. An effective merging of active natural and organic plant and flower extracts work together to repair and beautify the skin. Each of our skin treatments has the maximum percentage possible of active ingredients, potent plants, organic ingredients, and 100% natural essential oils, this guarantees potency, purity, efficacy, and profound results.

Whether you are looking to restore firmness, heal sun damage, increase hydration, minimize wrinkles, smooth texture, nourish, increase skin brightness, even out skin tone or just maintain beautiful, healthy skin,  Derma-nu skincare products are for you. 

 

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