It is one of the sad truths of life that the biggest part of our visible identity, our faces, happens to be exposed to every element that we encounter. Sunlight, wind, heat and cold – our faces encounter these things every time we step outdoors. The elements can wear mountains down, so it is only natural that the constant exposure to them also wears our faces down. One fortunate aspect of our skin being a living organ is the fact that much of the damage done by this exposure can be repaired by judicious facial treatments.
So, what is the best facial treatment? This is a question with no single answer. Not only are people all different with differing body chemistry, the specific elements and damage caused varies with a person’s lifestyle. The concept of cosmetic treatments is much like drugs used in medicine – they try to produce drugs that create positive results for the vast majority of people, but there is always a rare chance that there will be an adverse reaction. For this reason, there is certain to be a significant amount of experimentation before someone finds the perfect facial treatment for his or her body and lifestyle. There are a couple of rules that most people agree on.
Herbs are Good
People have been using herbs for as long as people have existed. Topically, certain herbs are known to add moisture without doing collateral damage that one could encounter if using man-made chemicals. The biggest plus that herbs bring to the table is in the realm of moisturizing. While excess moisture is a problem, dry skin is a far more common one. Using herbal facial treatments can help fill the skin with that much needed moisture that fights wrinkles and helps prevent skin from becoming cracked or chapped.
Minerals are Good
Along with herbs, minerals are a crucial part of healthy skin. The need for minerals is greater than ever because of our modern diet. In past generations, people got all their food from animals and plants grown naturally. Today, we have hydroponic farms and food products that are literally being created in laboratories. Because of these somewhat sterile means of producing food, we are missing out on the minerals that would naturally occur in food produced traditionally. A good mineral facial treatment can imbue the skin with the salts and other minerals that we no longer get from our diet.
Our faces are our public identity. With the rigors that such an essential part of us encounters, it makes all the sense in the world to use facial treatments to protect and revitalize.