(BlackDoctor.org) — Reading the ingredients on some skin care products could lead you to believe that the manufacturers ran out of supplies and decided to improvise with produce. Items such as orange, apple and pomegranate are finding their way into an increasing number of skin care products.
The timing of this trend suspiciously coincides with rising interests in alternative and natural lifestyles. And although companies may be including fruit extracts for the sake of profits, you should consider using them for the sake of the benefits.
What’s Wrong With Traditional Skin Care Products?
The idea that fruit can help resolve skin care issues is not likely to set well with everyone. Natural solutions are just too simple for some people. They would rather put their faith in products with complicated ingredients that a person must struggle to pronounce. That’s unfortunate, because an increasing amount of evidence suggests that some synthetic ingredients can do more harm than good. Fruit extracts, on the other hand, are proving themselves beneficial not only when eaten, but also when worn. We’re not saying to trash the cleanser you’ve used for years. But, it’s important to know you have options, and to incorporate some natural ingredients, if you can.
Believing that fruit extracts can benefit you is somewhat pointless if you don’t know the different purposes that different ingredients serve. Here’s some help:
Pomegranate extract is found in items such as toners, cleansers, and masks. This ingredient is included for a number of reasons, such as fighting acne and acting as an anti-inflammatory. Its pigment is loaded with antioxidants, making it a great choice when looking for a product to neutralize free radicals. Pomegranate seed oil is an excellent moisturizer and an ideal ingredient if you suffer from dry skin. Furthermore, research suggests that pomegranate extract helps to reduce UV damage and the risk of skin cancer.
If you can’t seem to eat an apple a day, you can still enjoy some of the fruit’s benefits by way of cosmetic products. Since apples are highly acidic, products containing this fruit’s extract are good if you have oily skin because the ingredient helps to promote balance. The acidity also makes apple extract a good exfoliator, as you may notice when shopping for such products. Two other benefits of apple extract are that it slows the aging of both the hair and the skin.