What You Should Look For In Natural Skincare If You Have Sensitive Skin May 04 2018, 0 Comments
When switching to all natural skincare there are a few things to keep in mind.
If you have sensitive skin, you are likely already paying a lot of attention to labels and ingredients and you know a lot of what works and what doesn’t. However, when it comes to natural skincare there are some specifics you need to be aware of in order to achieve the best results.
You may be used to looking out for products that have the hypo-allergenic stamp but these can ultimately cause inflammation as they use ingredients that counter smell or use alcohols that dry you out too much.
After years of using unnatural products or beauty products that contain alcohol, sulfates and parabens in them, redness and bumps may begin to appear. This is your body's way of saying; don't use these products anymore!!
Sensitive Skin Inflammation Causes
Natural skincare can be super helpful in combatting recurring sensitive skin problems such as breakouts and redness. When you experience breakouts and redness you are most likely experiencing this because your skin is inflamed. There is an imbalance happening, and simply put, your skin is angry. You may have used products with synthetic ingredients or alcohol in them before, and your skin will need to detox from these ingredients.
Apart from inflammation leading to breakouts and redness, inflammation is also the leading cause of ageing. If we don’t fight inflammation with calming ingredients and treatments, our cells continue to be damaged and killed, and we end up with more wrinkles and hyper pigmentation. YIKES! Who wants that??
To get your skin to calm down and find balance, look out for ingredients that are naturally calming such as Aloe Vera, Cold Pressed Oils and Probiotics.
What to look for in natural skincare when you have sensitive skin
When I speak with clients with sensitive skin they often think oils are not good for people with sensitive, acne prone skin, when in fact oils like jojoba, sunflower and grape seed mimic the skin’s natural oils/sebums and help balance your oil production. A much better approach than trying to dry out your skin with harsh synthetic skincare (link to article Rachael Pass)
Cold pressed oils are particularly helpful for sensitive skin, as they are untampered with (never in contact with high heat), clean and pure. They simply don’t allow for clogging and you will not get any build up that leads to breakouts.
Calming, clean and anti-inflammatory ingredients to look out for:
- Aloe Vera
- Cold pressed grape seed oil
- Cold press rose hip seed oil
- And my personal favorite, cold pressed pomegranate seed oil that I use in my Be Calm Brightening C Serum.
- Pink Grapefruit extract
- Rose Water
- Distilled Water
Think of your skin as you would think about feeding yourself with healthy clean food. When you heat juices it kills nutrients hence you drink cold pressed juices that make you feel great!
Repair any damage and prevent future damage by making the switch to all natural skincare. I promise results without harmful chemicals and long-term damage. The results speak for themselves.