Are you confused by the many products describing themselves as clean beauty or green beauty? While we love products that are as natural as possible, there is no,guarantee these products are better for your skin. Of course, not testing on animals is important, and unfortunately many large beauty corporations still utilize animal testing, which is cruel, unnecessary and not scientifically valid.
However, many natural ingredients are toxic or just not effective. A particularly offensive ingredient is coconut oil. While natural, it is a cheap, highly refined tropical oil that is guaranteed to clog your pores if you are prone to this skin reaction. It is highly comedogenic, I.e. pore clogging. Also, the molecular structure is so large that it doesn't penetrate the skins surface, just sits on the surface, causing a greasy mess.
Unfortunately, it's a darling in the clean beauty industry. Honest, Burts Bees and RMS are just a few of the clean beauty lines that formulate with this nasty ingredient. Alternatively, look for organic, natural oils with an affinity for your skin like jojoba oil, which most closely mimics your skins natural oils. Also good are hemp seed oil, argan oil, sea buckthorn oil and rose hips oil. A little goes a long way. Just add a couple of drops to your moisturizer or serums. Remember, you may need a hydrator in addition to the oil, as you,could be dehydrated( lacking water) in addition to being dry (lacking sebum). Most conventional moisturizers are formulated with hydrators, oils and an occlusive ingredient to seal the ingredient in.
Ask your esthetician to,diagnose your skin type and current condition.
While drinking water is always a good idea, very little water gets to the last millimeter of skin that you see.
A better internal approach is to supplement with essential fatty acids, like omega 3,6 and 9 s.
In summary, most dryness and dehydration can be dramatically,improved with the proper products and environmental controls.