Do You Even Need Moisturizer?
Before I let you in on some really amazing, natural skin moisturizers for acne prone skin, it’s very important to understand why you’re using moisturizing products in the first place.
So let’s step back a bit and look at some very basics.
Skin is made up of billions of cells like anything else in the body. These cells need to eat.
New skin cells form and based on the building materials that are available, will be constructed from either premium quality materials or poor, cheap ones.
So…why would you need to get moisturizer in the first place?
Well because we collectively either suffer from dry skin or we have been conditioned into believing we need to moisturize.
Where True Hydration Really Occurs
What if I told you the vast majority of hydration for your skin comes from the inside and NOT what you put on it?
Of course, external moisturizers can be fantastic complementary tools for healthier overall skin but the vast majority of moisture should come internally.
If your internal environment is hydrated as a result of high water rich foods that also happen to be exceptionally high in skin loving vitamins and minerals; then your moisturizing quest is 80% complete.
So first thing’s first – in order to give your skin the very best moisturizer, please look into doing a thorough body detoxification protocol.
Not only will your skin glow and look terrific but your body overall will be better for it. Everything is connected and poor skin is a very strong sign of poor internal health.
Once your detox program is underway, you will suddenly notice something really, really cool – your skin gradually becomes soft and supple!
You can literally feel the elasticity improve and this cannot come from cellular dehydration. It can only come about if you’re “moisturized” on the inside.
Okay so you’re now eating well (your diet is #1 factor – check out more on that here) but wait a minute…
Suddenly your “acne prone” skin is starting to look clearer and clearer and you’re getting less and less breakouts.
So now what is the best moisturizer to use given your skin is starting to drastically improve?
A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put it on your skin.
Because your skin absorbs whatever is on it.
If the ingredients look like they came out of a science lab or if you have absolutely no idea what they are, then I urge you to reconsider wasting your money on them and direct your funds to what nature already offers you.
Finding The Perfect Moisturizer For Your Skin
You will notice most are either free of charge you can find in your backyard or a fraction of what you’d pay for a commercialized product.
And they work MUCH better!
Quick Note: Two of the most popular “natural moisturizers” out there that are in almost every beauty product are coconut oil and aloe vera. These are far better being used internally (eat coconut instead of drinking oil) than putting them on your skin because coconut oil doesn’t actually absorb very well and straight aloe vera can dry out the skin.
So feel free to blend them into smoothies but don’t make a habit of putting them on your skin because you will be disappointed.
I’ve broken this skin nourishing list down for you into three sections:
- Straight “1-ingredient” moisturizers
- Natural mixtures and blends you can make at home and leave on as masks for 10-20 minutes
- Smoothies for a radiant glow
1) 1-Ingredient Options:
Blackseed oil: The best is cold pressed, unrefined, pure and organic. It can be used externally as well as internally. Black seed oil is very effective in reducing inflammation, accelerating healing of the skin and moisturizing it due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. It is especially helpful in treating acne, eczema, burns, cuts, fungal skin infections and skin cancer. It’s my favorite oil so far! You can browse blackseed oil options here.
Spread the healing, not the acne.