Taking care of your normal skin

Normal skin is usually characterized as skin that is untouched by age, harsh environmental effects, synthetic chemicals and blemishes. Although typically prevalent in children and pre-teens, some adults are blessed with this skin type.

Your skin care regime should include mild cleansing in the morning and at night followed with a toner and moisturizer. Occasional exfoliation is recommended every other week.

As simple as this may seem, vigilence should still be exercised when purchasing products. Following are some natural ingredients to look for in your skin care products.

Carrier oils suited for normal skin

Hemp oil: This oil in it's unrefined state is dark green with a slight nutty aroma. As stated before, it is extremely beneficial to all skin types. It's rich content of EFA's, GLA's, vitamins and minerals make it a must in all skin care products. Readily absorbed. This oil is also available as a butter.

Apricot Kernel oil: This popular oil is expelled pressed from the seeds of the fruit bearing apricot tree. It is very rich in vitamin A and is very nourishing to the skin. It has very little odor and is suitable for all skin types. Readily absorbed. Also available as a butter.

Camellia Seed oil: This clear and light yellow oil is cold-pressed from the seeds and contains anti-oxidents that help protect the skin from free radical damage. It is odorless and absorbes easily. An excellent choice for maintaining normal skin.

Canola Oil: This common golden yellow cold pressed oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and GLA's. It has no scent and it is good for all skin types. Readily absorbed.

Jojoba golden oil: This popular oil, high in vitamin E, is cold pressed and closely resembles sebum. It is known for deeply penetrating the skin and promoting a glowing complexion. It leaves your skin with a satiny finish making it ideal for all skin types.

Ricebran carrier oil: This orange to golden brown oil has very little scent but is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. It is an antioxidant with very effective moisturizing properties. It also hinders the absorption of UV rays. Readily absorbed. Again very effective in providing extra protection for normal skin.

Almond Sweet Virgin Oil: This all purpose carrier oil is very nourishing to normal skin and high in Vitamin D. The absorbancy rate is average making it an ideal base in your night time moisturizer.

Babassu Oil: This cold pressed oil has gentle moisturizing properties leaving your skin with a slight oily feeling.

Borage Oil: This pricier oil has a rich content of EFA's and GLA's. It is light yellow and leaves an oily feeling. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Suited to all skin types.

Essential Oils suited for normal skin

German Chamomile: This oil is steam extracted from the flower. It has excellent anti-inflammaroty properties.

Neroli: This dark yellow oil increases circulation as well as stimulates cell growth.

Rose Otto: This oil is steam distilled from the petals and has a sweet floral scent. It has excellent anti-septic properties.

Lavender: This pale yellow oil is steam distilled from the flowers. It has calming and soothing properties.

Geranium: This light oil has a floral, fruity scent. It is useful for dull skin.

Floral waters suitable for normal skin

Rose water

Chamomile water

Orange flower water

Cornflower water

Linden blossom water