It’s best to avoid wearing perfume or cologne when you’re going to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. Perfumes and colognes, especially those that contain oils from musk, sandalwood, citrus, bergamot, and vanilla, can actually be chemically changed by the sun. This chemical change can trigger an allergic reaction in the skin and increase the chance of hyper-pigmentation (age spots). Yikes! But prevention is easy – the next time you’re headed to the beach don’t forget to use a healthy, natural sunscreen and skip the fragrance!
You’ve probably been seeing these 7 being featured more and more in natural skincare lines lately. Here’s a quick summary of their uses/benefits.
Oak Extract – known to reduce wrinkles and increase skin’s elasticity
Argan Oil – makes hair smooth & shiny
Green Tea – contains powerful antioxidants to reduce fine lines, reduce puffiness and increase brightness
Vitamin C – required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. Also essential to the formation of collagen.
Super fruits (like goji, acai & pomegranate) – packed with antioxidants that have the ability to counteract skin’s age damage caused by free radicals
Resveratrol – aids collagen production
Mulberry Extract – acts as a skin brightener and helps to control age spots