“Natural” is good. But is “natural” always safe? When it comes to skincare, not really. Homemade skin remedies (Nuskhe) are best, comforting and kind on our pockets unless a lemon (nimboo) causes skin redness, inflammation or, worse, break out. But, at the same time, aloe vera calms and soothes skin like paradise. So, how do you identify what’s good for you and what isn’t?
The ‘Gen Z’ (short for Generation Z, meaning individuals born between 1997 and 2012) have cracked the code for “natural and safe” skincare routines. This generation, which is best known for its outspoken, no BS attitude, its unbreakable bond with the digital world and its ability to keep up with trends, can be trusted in reliable skincare brands or natural skincare hacks that work for real!
Root Natural drew out questions and analyzed how Gen Z responded to them. Here’s what you need to know.
Natural beauty products vs. Synthesized ones
It depends on what suits the skin type and what gives results. At the same time, the process matters. With so much going on in the skincare market, it gets confusing. What’s needed, what’s not, what will be good, what won’t work, etc. However, the inclination is more towards natural beauty products. Most of these products, although time-consuming, give assured results, and that is what matters. They’re also gentle on the skin, which explains the ever-growing popularity of these products amongst Gen Zs.
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Difference between natural beauty products and organic products
Firstly, Natural is often confused with being the same as organic, False information. “Natural” is anything you pick up from your kitchen’s shelf of ingredients such as honey, cucumber, oats, etc. It could include lemon extract for brightening of the skin, sugar granules for body exfoliation or a face mask made out of the strawberry pulp. “Organic” products are products that are easily available over the counter. They comprise certified skincare constituents and are devoid of toxic synthetic chemicals. These organic skincare products are ideal for sensitive skin types, reduce irritation and enhance your skin’s overall health without using harsh chemicals. On the other hand, natural beauty products take a considerable amount of time to act and may or may not be super effective.
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Dos and don’ts to allow in nature-based beauty products
Look out for the obvious signs. If you’re reading this AND you are from Gen Z, know by now that redness, inflammation, burning or stinging are obvious signs that your skin is not happy. Stop using those natural ingredients or products. If you feel these sensations the minute you apply something, wash it off. Know that natural ingredients lose their 100% naturalness the minute they are packed in a box. Preservatives, fragrances and other active ingredients are added. Be very adamant and particular about your skin’s requirements.
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General tips on approaching skincare
Most commonly used ingredients from the kitchen shelf that work wonders on the skin include honey, turmeric, milk powder, sugar granules, sour and ripe fruits, and gram flour. These ingredients may work for someone and may not work for someone else. It is best to try in moderate amounts, test how your skin reacts to it, observe the effects and then decide. Having a customized approach to skincare is the ideal way to go about it. See what works for you and then decide on it with an open mind.