How does skin care work?


There are many different ways that skin care products can work to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Here are a few examples:

  • Cleansers work by removing dirt, oil, and makeup from the surface of the skin.
  • Exfoliants work by sloughing off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, which can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin.
  • Toners work by balancing the pH of the skin and helping to tighten and tone the pores.
  • Moisturizers work by locking in moisture and helping to prevent the skin from becoming dry and dehydrated.
  • Serums and treatments( essential oils) work by delivering a concentrated dose of active ingredients to the skin, which can help to address specific concerns such as acne, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

It is important to use a combination of different types of products in your skin care routine in order to address all of the different needs of your skin.

Harmful substances in skin care products

There are a number of potentially harmful substances that can be found in some skin care products. It is important to be aware of these ingredients and to read the labels on skin care products carefully in order to avoid those that may be harmful to your health or the environment. Some potentially harmful ingredients to look out for include:

  • Parabens: These are preservatives that are commonly used in skin care products to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Some studies have suggested that parabens may be linked to hormone disruption and an increased risk of certain cancers, although more research is needed to confirm these findings.
  • Phthalates: These are chemicals that are used to make products more flexible and harder to break. Some phthalates have been linked to hormone disruption and reproductive issues.
  • Sulfates: These are cleansing agents that are commonly used in soap, shampoo, and other personal care products. Some sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), can be irritating to the skin and eyes.
  • Synthetic fragrances: Many skin care products contain synthetic fragrances to give them a pleasant smell. These fragrances can be made up of a complex blend of chemicals, some of which may be irritating to the skin or potentially harmful to health.
  • Triclosan: This is an antimicrobial chemical that is used in some personal care products to kill germs. Some studies have suggested that triclosan may disrupt the endocrine system and have other harmful effects on health.

If you do switch to natural products, keep the following in mind.

If you are considering switching to natural skin care products, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Look for products that are formulated with natural and organic ingredients, and try to avoid those that contain synthetic chemicals or potentially harmful substances.
  • Read the ingredient list carefully and do your own research to understand what the ingredients are and how they may benefit your skin.
  • Keep in mind that natural products may not always be as effective as those that contain synthetic ingredients. You may need to try a few different products to find one that works for you.
  • Be prepared for a possible adjustment period. Your skin may go through a period of detox as it adjusts to the new products, which could result in temporary breakouts or other changes.

DIY natural skin care you can make at home

Here are a few ideas for homemade natural skin care products that you can make at home:

  • Cleanser: Mix together a quarter cup of castile soap, a quarter cup of water, and a few drops of essential oils (such as tea tree or lavender) in a bottle. Shake well to combine. To use, apply a small amount of the mixture to a cotton pad and wipe it over your face to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. And if you are one of those who avoids using soap then create a powder cleanser made up of fine powder herbs & seeds like liquorice, soapnuts, split black or green gram etc. Use it every morning and bedtime to give your face a thorough cleanse. 
  • Toner: Combine equal parts water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz the mixture onto your face after cleansing and before moisturizing.
  • Moisturizer: Mash half of a ripe papaya and mix it with a couple of tablespoons of jojoba oil. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing off. Or simply use a few drops of oil like hempseed, watermelon etc. on a moist skin to provide a long lasting hydration and moisturisation to the skin.  
  • Face mask: Mix together a quarter cup of plain yogurt, a quarter cup of ground oats, and a few drops of lemon juice. Spread the mixture onto your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

Remember to patch test any new product before applying it to your entire face.

Why SNAANA Skin care routine?

SNAANA is one brand which can be easily trusted for its 100% clean, natural make. It is one brand that stands unique in the market offering the consumer the most suitable &  powerful plant based blends that contain no chemicals and not even preservatives. 


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