Evaluate the products you have in your skin care collection. Do many of them include ingredients you don't know or can't pronounce? If so, you may be using products that are doing more harm than good. Lots of drugstore skin products contain alcohol and chemicals that can dry out your skin. To ensure that you're treating your skin only with gentle products that will improve your skin's health, try using these natural options.
Coconut oil is becoming an increasingly popular addition to skin care and for a good reason. Coconut oil is beneficial for a multitude of reasons: it removes makeup, hydrates skin, cleanses skin, helps to heal scars, and prevents razor burn. Coconut oil is also a natural anti-inflammatory that can help with skin diseases and rashes. Keep one bottle in your shower to moisturize your body and one by your bathroom sink to remove makeup. It's safe on kids, too, so you can put it to work on scratches or burns on young children.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, which hails from plant species native to Australia, is one of the best natural acne fighters. Tea tree oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties to help rid the skin of the bacteria and fungus causing you to break out. Although tons of products on the market claim to cure acne, most of them contain harsh chemicals that result in other side effects. If you want to be sure that you're using a product that will reduce acne and not harm your skin, try using tea tree oil.
Aloe vera contains healthful ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories, enzymes, fatty acids, amino acids, and saccharides. With a list like that, how could it not be good for your skin? Aloe vera has incredible healing powers to help with sunburns, itching, redness, bacteria, infections, and skin diseases. You can find aloe vera in a variety of different forms, including in a gel form for sunburns or in a liquid form in lots of facial toners. You can even consume aloe vera, usually in the form of a beverage, and allow its healing powers to work from the inside out. When you consume aloe vera, it benefits your liver, prevents the growth of tumors, and improves bone marrow.
Raw honey offers many skin benefits such as reducing breakouts, naturally moisturizing skin, and reducing the appearance of scars and rashes. But don't just pick up any generic honey from your grocery store. You must use raw honey, meaning that it is unprocessed and unheated. Processed honey loses most of the vitamins and nutrients that improve your skin. Raw honey is also an antimicrobial, and thus it can be used to treat and heal wounds. Include raw honey as part of your skin care routine or use it to treat dandruff, diaper rashes, and psoriasis.
Witch hazel has been around for a long time and is a trusted source to treat inflammation, redness, and swelling. Witch hazel is extracted from the leaves of the witch hazel shrub, which is native to North America. You can add products that contain witch hazel to your daily skin routine, like toners and aftershave. To get pure witch hazel, try Thayers, a trusted brand that has been around for years and that does not use alcohol in their products. Integrate witch hazel into your skin care routine for a flawless complexion.
It's important to use products and ingredients on your skin that won't dry it out or damage it in other ways. To ensure that you're not exposing your skin to harmful chemicals, go natural with your skin care regimen. For more details about these natural skin solutions, contact me today.
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The Scott Loper Team
Scott & Lisa Loper