In order to avoid frustration, let's map out how the skin reacts to a conventional regimen, and what can happen when you switch to a natural regimen. When using a products that contain synthetic chemicals, parabens and PEGs, the skin can harbor the toxins that are accumulated with exposure. Most brands’ products are full of silicones, and a token few active ingredients. Take dry skin for example: the common use of silicones will make the skin feel hydrated, but at the cost of slowing down the skin's own production of moisture Rich oils. Switching to a natural moisturizer might make the skin feel dry at first but it is actually helping the natural production of oils. Or, another example: when an oily skin type uses products that strip the skin of all oil, like a cleanser with sulfates and detergents. This does more harm than good for the skin, which needs oil production for protection and hydration. Conventional skincare truly relies on the act of suppressing to make the skin feel balanced and smooth. Instead of stripping the skin and placing a band-aid on the issue at hand, natural ingredients work with the skin to improve it's instinctual functions.