Hello everyone! Today we are excited about one more blog with Raquel Garza in this Academy section where we share useful knowledge for a healthy life.
One of the most fascinating things about Raquel is her extensive knowledge of plants. She knows how to grow them and how to use them in the preparation of homemade beauty products.
She knows how to combine the right ingredients to create products that are effective and safe for our bodies.
Among the natural beauty secrets that Raquel has shared with us are some basic ingredients such as oils, a subject on which she shares her knowledge with us here.
"Hi, I'm Raquel Garza...
Today I will tell you a little about Natural Cosmetics. Our ancestors used it and took advantage of the natural properties of each oil, species, flower, and animal that they found in their surroundings.
Today it is more complicated, we do not even understand the ingredients that are mentioned in the cosmetics we buy. Have you read them? Do you understand them?
Have you heard or read about comedogenic oils?
Comedogenicity is defined as the ability of a topical product to generate comedones or blackheads, that is, blemishes.
The comedogenic scale in oils is based on classifying on a scale from 0 to 5, where 0 is better for oily skin and thus up to 5 where is for dry skin; this explains the possibility that certain oils and kinds of butter can clog skin pores, based on their comedogenic components.
For example, acne-prone skin should avoid highly comedogenic oils. However, people with drier skin may prefer an oil that is more in the middle of the comedogenic chart.
Oils considered “non-comedogenic” are those that have a comedogenic rating of 2 or less. (Eg. Grape, Argan, Jojoba, Almonds, Olive Castor, Rosehip, Sunflower, etc.) Remember that they are better organic.
Whereas virtually any oil with a rating of 5 will be highly comedogenic and tend to clog pores and lead to breakouts. (For example Coconut, Wheat germ, Linseed, Moringa, Palm, Carrot, etc.)
However, many factors, besides its comedogenicity, influence, whether oil can clog the skin pores since each skin is different and in many cases the same oil in other people with different skin types, can react differently. manner.
So the next time you buy a face cream or lubricant, for example, be careful to read the ingredients and oils it includes, as I have read several colleagues who sell them without paying attention to whether their oils will block the pores of such intimate and delicate places. Not because it’s natural it is good for your skin type or the area where you’re going to apply it.
I invite you to visit my website www.naturalmentevivo.com where I have for sale natural personal hygiene products and handmade cosmetics, made with herbs and spices mostly from my organic garden ¨Huerto Naturalmente Vivo¨ taking care to make them with the ideal oils that are best absorbed into your skin according to your needs.