How to care for sensitive skin??
First thing first: what is sensitive skin? There are four types: 1) acne 2) rosacea 3) burning and stinging 4) contact dermatitis. Each of these creates different symptoms, but they all have one thing in common – inflammation.
So WHAT, exactly, creates irritation for the inflammation?
Almost most people don’t realise it, their favourite skin care products can be significant contributors of harmful ingredients, toxins and chemicals. The majority of store-bought, commercially-produced beauty products come packed with artificial colours, fragrances, preservatives and stabilisers that can easily be absorbed through the skin’s pores, potentially causing a range of negative long-term health effects.
The wrong product or wrong ingredient can result in tightness, redness and generally unhappy skin, which isn’t anybody’s idea of a good time.
The GOOD NEWS is that there is still plenty of natural ways to make your skin looks its best without needing to buy expensive and harmful commercial products. When you use natural products, not only are you beautifying your skin, but also you are stimulating your immune system.
5 BEST INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR NATURAL SKIN CARE
- Coconut Oil
This ingredient has enormous benefits!! It can strengthen underlying epidermal tissue, remove dead skin cells, protect us from sunburns and contain antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antioxidant (just remember these four are all good words) properties.
Research even shows that coconut oil is strong enough to fight chronic skin diseases.
Use coconut oil on your skin to help cleanse, moisturise, remove makeup, heal wounds or scars quicker, and prevent razor burn.
Healthy skin is just like any other organ. It needs oxygen and nutrients to be brought to the cells and toxins need to be washed away.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years in Australia to fight breakouts, redness and inflammation on the skin. I always prepare one from The Body Shop at home just to prevent a sudden breakout on my skin. Its phytochemical makes it one of the most versatile and popular natural skin care essential oils.
- Raw Honey
Unlike most honeys available in grocery stores, raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurised. It is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids.
Benefits include: reduce breakouts, provide moisturising properties, contain antiseptic qualities, encourage wound healing, fight allergies or rashes and help to reduce scars.
Also it makes a great homemade natural skin care product as an acne cure because it can be used in facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types.
Avocado can reduce inflammation of the skin when applies topically and can do the same internally when eaten. It is an ultra-moisturising fatty fruit that contain vitamins A, D and E and are able to penetrate the skin.
DIY a homemade avocado face mask: mix avocado with essential oils, honey or a carrier oil. It can replenish hydration and leave skin feeling dewy.
- Aloe Vera
Most people associate aloe vera with healing sunburns, but do you know it also can fight inflammation, redness and itching? In traditional Chinese medicine, aloe vera has been used to treat skin diseases for hundreds of years.
The gel found in the centre of the leaf and the latex just beneath the leaves’ skin can be used as a natural skin care remedy for burns, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores.
Applying unprocessed, whole-food ingredients onto your skin will make you LOVE YOUR SKIN