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What is the difference between Creams and Lotions?

The main difference between lotion and cream is that lotions have more water in them. Lotions are a mix of water and droplets of oil.

They usually are weigh lighter than cream, and are not greasy.

On the other hand, Creams are thicker  than lotions and this will give protection to stop our skin from being dehydrated.

So which are better to use? Creams or lotions?

When it comes to taking care of the body, using Lotions on your face can be a hazard to you as they usually have fragrances added and are thicker. This can cause problems with your skin and eyes. If you have Dry skin, Lotions are better for you, especially during the hot days. Lotions, because of their water content are absorbed better into dry skin. They usually come with a pump.

However Creamsare usually used to prevent our skin from becoming dry and cracked by keeping it soft and moisturised.

When using Natural skin care cream, the product is thicker in consistency than lotions and this provides a barrier that maintains hydration for your skin. Creams are  usually sold in a small container or jars because of the viscosity. Also, as Creams are thicker and oilier  you need to apply much less of the product generally.

When is it best to use the Skin care products?

During our hot summer days  and night it is best to use Lotions, because their high water content assures that your skin is kept hydrated. Also, if you live in a high moisture climate, Lotions are better.

Creams, especially natural skin care cream, are usually used more in the winter or colder climates, especially where there is less moisture, and with regular application these tend to nourish and deeply moisturise dry skin.

Conclusion

If you have an oily skin, then Lotions are better for you as the thinner product will penetrate your skin better and also help with preventing your pores in your skin form being clogged up. Lotions are also better for Acne due to being able to penetrate your skin better.

Creams are much better for your dry skin, as they lock moisture in by providing a protective layer to keep the skin moisturised and soft.

Whichever you choose to use, it is better to use Natural skin care cream or Natural skin care lotion as they are less damaging than Synthetic moisturisers.

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What are Natural Body Creams and Lotions?

When we apply creams and lotions of synthetic value to our bodies, we are using unnatural remedies. This due to one plain fact that these synthetic products have never been tested for longevity.

What I mean by that is, they might test them on animals for 10 – 20 years but we know that some symptoms of allergies and illnesses do not surface for much longer than that. Now we know there are many ‘tried and true’ Chinese and Japanese remedies that have been used for hundreds of years, and they use natural herbs that have been shown to have the curing properties. These recipes have been passed down through generations and are known withing the communities. Even in Western countries like mine in Australia, we have natural remedies for certain ailments.

So Why Should We Natural Products?

Our bodies are fragile when it comes to ailments, and most humans don’t have such a high tolerance to pain or discomfort. In fact, we believe it is our right to be as less pain-free and as much comfort as is able, due to the tremendous improvements in identifying causes of sickness in humans. However, we need to be mindful that, most businesses are focused on making a profit, and less puts a lot of pressure on them to perform; ie. have a product that improves a circumstance. Of course we love it if it does, but if we use it and we receive side effects days, weeks or years later, we then realise we should waited until it was proven to not damage our body.  Natural herbs have been consumed for thousand of years so we can be assured that they are safe.

What Should we watch for when supposedly buying natural Body Creams and lotions?Doctor woman scientist making herbal medicine in lab with herb l. Eaves vitamin supplements mineral alternative treatment research stock images

Unfortunately there are many people that sell 2nd grade or diluted products. Using excess water, oils or perfume agents to extend the longevity and expand the bulk of their products. This leads to, firstly a weaker product, secondly the additives can make the product more toxic to humans, and thirdly it creates the premise that there could be side effects.

I always look at the ingredients label of products as it gives me an indication of how natural the product might be. A really good indication is to notice if any of the ingredients is made up of products that are very hard to pronounce. Remember, ‘There is Nothing New under the Sun’, so, if it is any word that you do not recognise, it means that it has been made up and there by is synthetically made. I also look for mentions of preservatives as these are also mostly synthetic in nature. Another bad thing is some companies at colour for aesthetic reasons. Sometimes the added colour combined with other elements can be very harmful. Of course, one main reason why people buy the synthetic products is that they are quite often much cheaper than the natural products. But this should indicate as natural products are made with ‘tried and tested over thousand of years herbs’ it denotes a quality that could not be equalled by the large Synthetic manufacturer.

Conclusion

If we wish to take care of our bodies and live a long life, our first priorities should be to vigilant of what we put on our body skin. It is the largest organ of our body so has to be the most important.

If we are careful what we put on our skin, we can live safely knowing our vital organs, heart, lungs, and liver are secure and we will live a long life

 

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Why is it important to use Natural body lotions and creams

Why Should We Choose Natural Skin Care Products?

We all use several skin and body care products on our bodies. Much of what we put on our body is absorbed into  the body. So the products that are made from harmful Synthetic ingredients cause problems with our body’s immune system and our bodies detoxification.  These chemicals can remain stored in the body for long periods, even years.

We need to be mindful of the harm to our health that can be caused by Synthetic cosmetics, not just to us but also to our ecosystem and environment.

When we use Natural Body lotions and creams on our skin we know that usually there there should not be any side effects. This purely due to the fact that most of the ingredient’s are naturally grown.

How To We Choose Safe Natural Skin Care Products?

While it is always difficult to determine the Trueness of a product there are a few points that you can use as a guide for choosing a safe product.

They are:

  • Herbal skin care merchandise composed of various sorts of parabens, may additionally nonetheless be unsafe. Natural substances too also can be poisonous to us. Be aware that the product needs to be tested for some time, to determine its effectiveness and its toxicity.
  • Do you research and read comments on the product.
  • Research the ingredients and the possible harmful side effects.
  • And lastly ” if the ingredient is a word not used normally like ‘Octyl Salicylate’ or is hard to pronounce, you can bet that is a manufactured Synthetic chemical and also a manufactured word! DON’T TOUCH IT!
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Protecting your Skin with Natural Body Creams and Lotions

I BURN! BURN! BURN!

Do you have a very fair body like mine? My ancestors were from Gaelic Ireland and I inherited the accursed fair skin from them. I say accursed as I have felt disadvantaged when I was younger in not being able to be out in the sun too long. That was until I came across a way of protecting my body with natural body creams and lotions.

After countless trials of UV products, I came to understand how damaging the so called everyday sunscreen products are to our bodies. They all are composed of various chemicals which, while protecting the skin from UV rays, the chemical is easily absorbed by the skin, thus tending to damage the body from the toxic buildup.

The Damaging Chemicals

The main culprit is a Chemical  called Homosalate. It is used in most sunscreens.

Another chemical commonly found in sunscreens is Octyl Salicylate It absorbs UV light, protecting the skin, and because it’s made with a fatty alcohol, it also has an emollient property, making it more water resistant.

Oxybenzone is a penetration enhancer, which is a chemical that enables other chemicals to penetrate the skin.

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is a synthetic product which does protect the user for UV rays but there are detrimental effects. It causes skin rashes, allergic reactions and inflammation; B-MDM’s questionable stability in the sun means it may break down into chemicals that inhibit the skin’s natural defences against sunlight, leaving it more vulnerable to skin cancer and premature ageing.

These are just a few of the chemicals in sunscreen, and this has what inspired me to make you aware of the damaging effects of synthetic sunscreens as against Natural Body Creams and Lotions with natural essential oils, that do not damage the body. When I was applying these sunscreens when  I was young, I always noticed how my skin seemed to be very dry. The absorption of the chemicals in the sunscreens indicates how damaging they were then.

Are there any Sunscreens sold that do not use these chemicals?

Yes, there are many Sunscreens derivative of minerals like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.

Too many major suppliers of synthetic products have never tested their products over prolonged periods of time and so have never proven them to be safe. I believe we are now suffering from the aftermath of this lack of thought for the public, and the deteriorating of our overall health. Drug companies and the like have shown they only concern themselves with making a profit for their company and shareholders, and are happy to supply drugs knowing that the only ultimatum is for the user to continue using them, and even having no alternative than to increase the doses just to be able to survive. They do not concern themselves that they have no Permanent cures, just Temporary alleviation’s.

What is the Solution?

Well, I believe we should seek to look to natural ways using Natural God-given herbs, flowers to find ways to live. Nature has a way of repaying for Goodness done, and it is time that we focus on Doing good not bad. Essential Oil based products using 20 to 50 SPF rated Raspberry Seed oils, or  Wheat Germ oils (20 SPF) and even Pomegranate Oil (20 SPF)  are the most effective and they have other properties.

They also help to rejuvenate the skin rather than damaging it when you use synthetic products. Absorbing the oils into our bodies is natural and is not harmful to our bodies.

CONCLUSION

Due to the Sun’s UV rays becoming stronger we need to be mindful of the damage caused if our skin is exposed. While we can cover up and prevent the rays from getting to our skin, this is not always practicable. For instance: Going swimming on the beach, working at a construction site, mowing the lawn. Yes, we should cover our bodies with clothes as it is not very polite to go out in public with no clothes.

Seriously though, our extremities; such as hands face ears and legs or toes need to be covered also. We don’t usually cover these unless we are in a cold area, and this is then where the sun’s rays will not worry us. But when it is hot and sunny we need to cover our extremities as well as our skin. The obviously easy and more comfortable way is by applying sunscreen to our skin. So it is always better to use sunscreen on our skin. So we should just be mindful of the detrimental effects of the synthetic sunscreens and opt for more natural sunscreens that won’t damage our bodies.

So dont forget to coverup!