When someone mentions using fresh ingredients in skin care everyone in the room will automatically think of the banana and honey hair mask or the cucumber and papaya face mask that they saw on Pinterest.
Though I’m not saying that either one of those options is bad, they are also not the most pleasant skin treatments that come to mind.
I will admit that this post was inspired by my recent venture into adding fresh fruit and vegetable puree’s into my soap recipes but I have been using fresh ingredients in my skin care for much longer.
Fresh | Probably the most obvious but also most important reason why fresh ingredients are good for your skin is because they are fresh.
They are at their truest form without having been damaged by preservatives or other, less natural products.
Fresh ingredients are loaded with vitamins and minerals that your skin will love and each fruit or vegetable offers its own unique benefits.
Hydrating | Fresh ingredients are extremely hydrating in a way that lotions and oils will never be.
All fruits and vegetables are composed mainly of water, a great example of that is cucumber and watermelon. Our skin loves that kind of vitamin rich hydration that comes in its most natural form.
Indulgent | Having fresh ingredients in your skin care routine will always be an indulgent treat that is not only better for your skin but will always be more effective than a preservative laced, product in a jar.
You get to experience the beauty of each unique ingredient from the exfoliating seeds and sweet scent of the strawberry to the decadently moisturizing avocado.
Once you begin to experiment with your own natural skin care creations you will never be able to go back to the artificial brand name products that pale in comparison.
And if you needed any more convincing, fresh ingredients equal less expenses, less packaging, and an amazingly less amount of waste in the long run.