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Organic Radiance: Why I Prefer Natural Skin & Hair Care


I have been a great believer in natural products for years now. I myself did some research. Tried a range of natural products and finally found the most suitable products for the skin. I have extra sensitive skin that gives me red patches even from water. So if these natural products suit me and have no side effects on me, I’m sure they will work wonders on your skin too.

The natural products I will be discussing in this series can be used on normal, oily, dry and combination skin types. Everyone can benefit from these. I started using herbal products on my skin a decade ago. At that time they weren’t easily available. Now you can easily find them especially in Pakistan. There is no harm in trying them out.

Sense of Pride

With our lack of awareness, we feel embarrassed telling our friends that we use herbal products. Its true that every time I have used Mehendi as a hair color, I felt embarrassed telling the truth to my friends who assume its a dye. To be honest, we should be proud of using these as they are far better for us with respect to performance and cost.

Why spend millions when the solution could be in the fridge?

A large number of girls spend huge amount of money on skin specialists, medicines and on commercial products including make up which they’re not even sure would work.

Sadly, most of the girls these days do not care about natural products that actually make their skin feel and look better. These products can cure most of the skin problems too. Inexpensive face scrubs and polishers can easily be concocted with materials sitting on your kitchen cabinet or refrigerator.

Make up ingredients

We don’t work in cosmetic industries but I am sure that if we did, we would never let those ingredients touch our faces. Recently, I read an article on Huffington post according to which there have been cases of cosmetics and perfumes having urine in their ingredients. Reading that article disturbed me a lot but I haven’t yet had the transition that my elder sister has had. She now uses natural foundation, lipstick, blush and nail colour which only a few brands in USA offer. She is lucky to have jet black hair and stopped using any kind of hair dye years ago. I admire her for making this change. Mashallah one can see the effect of no chemicals on her glowing complexion.

Importance of taking care of ourselves

God has given us only one body. It is our responsibility to take care of it.  Those committing suicides argue that they are only harming their own body and they can do anything they like to their own bodies. There is a reason why suicide is forbidden. If we were fully in control of our bodies, we would’ve been allowed to do anything we want, to it. That is not the case because Allah wants us to show him gratitude to the blessings he has given us. He wants us to take care of our selves. It is true that one day we all will return to Him and that our bodies would no longer be functional but the decision of when that time comes is in Allah’s hands. For now, we are all we have and we must take care of ourselves.

Why I prefer herbal products

I have been using some natural beauty products for years now. To be honest, no face masks in the world can even compete with the natural herbal masks which I will be discussing in this series. We will mainly stick to skin and hair care and I will suggest natural/herbal products which I have personally used and can speak up for. I would love your input too. All the best.

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