National Skin Care Awareness Month 

National Skin Care Awareness Month is always celebrated the month of September. There is some confusion as to this holiday being the month of May but the reason for this is because May celebrates National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and not National Skin Care Awareness month.

How can we celebrate it?

This holiday is celebrated by learning new ways to take care of our skin and by making others aware of how to take care of their skin. During the month of September or any month of the year, why not have a fun skin care party with all your friends? Ladies just love skin care parties and sharing ideas to make our skin happy and healthy is a good thing.

Let’s start with natural skin care

Natural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally-derived ingredients (such as herbs, extracts, essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers (everything from natural soap to oils, to pure water) without the use of synthetic chemicals, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients.

Some examples of natural skin care ingredients include: Distillate Rose Petal Hydrosole, Aloe Vera juice, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, MSM (sulfure), Certified Organic Shea Butter, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Borage Seed) Oil, Aspen Bark Extract, Punica granatum linn Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Vitamin E Non-GMO, Grams B5 Provitamin Chlorella Extract, Helichrysum flower extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Neroli Oil Many of these natural ingredient combinations can be tailored specifically to the individual's skin type or skin condition.

Natural skin care goes beyond the application of products on one's skin. It also pertains to a holistic philosophy surrounding the holistic care of one's body. This includes the belief that what is ingested will affects all aspects of health, including the health of skin. People who use natural skin care products are less concerned with artificial beauty enhancements, as they feel that natural beauty is healthy beauty.

For examples:

Ayurvedic skin care

"Ayurvedic skin care is derived from medicinal practices that began over 5,000 years ago. Ayurvedic medicine and healing practices are based on Indian philosophical, psychological, conventional, and medicinal understandings. Ayurvedic approach to skin care is holistic and considers the mind, body, and spirit together. Ayurveda practices the belief that there are three basic principles or humors born out of five basic elements that exist in nature. These principles are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These principles are believed to work together in harmony to make up the entire body."

Honey skin care

Honey's natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties and ability to absorb and retain moisture have been recognized and used extensively in skin care treatments as they help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun's rays and rejuvenate depleted skin.

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