With a few natural ingredients, you can soothe dry, irritated skin, treat uneven pigmentation, reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent sun damage. Next time you’re at the store shopping for beauty products, check the ingredients label for one of these natural elements:
Treat eczema, poison ivy, poison oak, insect bites, and dry skin with colloidal oatmeal, which has the most research behind it and has been approved by the FDA. Oats have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals that help calm skin irritations, restore moisture and maintain the skin barrier. Colloidal oatmeal is commonly found in bath treatments, lotions and moisturizers.
Lighten discoloration, reduce pigmentation and the appearance of fine lines by using soy-based products. Soy is naturally rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, and when used as a topical treatment, it blocks UV rays, promotes healing and regeneration, and aides in the anti-again process. Soy is usually used in anti-aging creams, eye creams, moisturizers and lotions.
Red, orange and yellow fruits and veggies, like sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkins are chock-full of beta-carotene, a nutrient the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A helps heal wounds, protect skin against sun damage and encourages skin regeneration. You can find beta-carotene in cleansers, moisturizers, masks and anti-aging products.
- Vitamin C
Rich with antioxidants, vitamin C is great for your skin as it fights damaging free-radicals and lightens dark spots. Although there are many skin care products that brag about vitamin C being an active ingredient, specifically keep an eye out for L-Ascorbic Acid, because it’s the only useful form of vitamin C that has been proven beneficial in skin care products. It has also been proven that vitamin C helps minimize fine lines, wrinkles and scars and is the only antioxidant to encourage the production of collagen. Look for vitamin C in your cleansers, moisturizers, lotions, eye creams and brightening serums.
The quest for beautiful skin is a journey that not only takes place on the skin’s surface, but it also starts from the inside out with a nutritious diet. With the help from these four natural ingredients and a healthy diet, you will transform dry, irritated and damaged skin into a soft and beautifully radiant complexion. And as a bonus treatment, please don’t forget to ask us about our Perfector Facial, Epionce Facial or a Facelift Massage.