You think skin care is about expensive serum. Or you think it is about a good daily moisturizer. In fact, many women think that skin care is all about the millions of home remedies that people come up with daily. But let’s bust that myth right here and right now!

Skin Care is not about all that! It is not about how expensive the ingredients you used were, or how natural. It isn’t about the packaging or the care you put into making the ‘potions’. Skin care is really about 3 things – and this is what the dermatologists are saying…

Now, you must be wondering – what 3 things? Well, these are the simplest things that form the basis of most effective skincare products. So let’s take a look:

#1: Retinoids

good skin care productsQuite a bit of research shows that retinoids actually work. You may have heard of retinol in many skin care products – well retinoid is just another ingredient much like it. It serves a number of purposes in skin care. Essentially, it brightens the complexion, lightens blemishes and sun spots and unclogs and cleans pores. But along with that, it also targets the tell-tale signs of aging – wrinkles, discoloration and rough spots.

So it is an overall solution to most skin problems – especially aging related problems.

Next on our list of the essential trio is…

#2: Anti-oxidants

natural skin care ingredientsMuch of the damage that your skin suffers is from free radicals. Just as oxidation rusts iron, free radicals change the state of your skin cells. These free radicals are present in the UV rays that hit your skin as well as in the polluted atmosphere. And the presence of these free radicals makes your skin struggle to maintain its suppleness and healthy glow. The result? Tired looking skin that ages at an alarming rate!

But anti-oxidants do you a world of good! They nullify these free radicals – and so they both protect your skin from the harm, and prevent aging related signs. As for how you can get these free radicals – you can either consume them, in fresh brightly colored organic fruits and vegetables, or in the form of green tea. Or you can resort to using these ingredients topically on your skin – to get the same results!

And now we come to our final must-have ingredient in skin care…

#3: Moisture

good skin care productsYour skin has a natural barrier of external skin cells. These cells are what come in direct contact with the elements. And as you know, each cell has a certain amount of water within it. This is the skin’s natural moisture ‘barrier’. By this we mean that when this layer of skin in healthy and moist – it protects the deeper and more delicate layers from damage.

But when your skin is dry or dehydrated, these cells deteriorate, leaving the ‘natural barrier’ harmed. This exposes your skin to long term damage. When the natural moisture barrier is breached, your skin becomes dry and sensitive. In addition, it loses its natural pH level, which means that bacteria can grow and thrive more easily. This leads to breakouts and acne as well. So you can understand how very important it is to maintain your skin’s moisture level.

And how can you do that? By using a good quality pure and natural moisturizer – it needn’t have a lot of expensive ingredients! And by drinking adequate water – 8 to 12 glasses a day.

If the dermatologists are to be believed – then there really are the only ingredients you need in your skin care! So – have you been noting them down yet?

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