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Natural remedies for sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis

Ever wonder what natural remedies you can use for sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis?

With both Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, I definitely suffer from sensitive skin, dry skin, swelling, redness, and inflammation.  I have found many skin care products to exasperate my skin conditions.

Check the back labels of products!  Avoid certain ingredients like parabens, sulfates, dyes, and fragrances as well as alcohol-based cleansers and products - they can make dry and irritate skin further.  Not all moisturizers are created equal, so choosing the wrong moisturizer can also dry skin and certain skin conditions worse.  Hydration is key, and using sun protection is very important. 

Here is a list of a few natural remedies that help with certain health and skin conditions:

 

1.  Aloe Vera 

You may know that aloe vera is used for soothing a sunburn.  But did you know that aloe vera gel can do so much more than that?

Aloe vera gel has many healing powers and contains powerful antioxidants, polyphenols, and other compounds that help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria.  It absorbs easily and seals moisture into your skin.  Potential benefits of aloe vera include the following: sunburn, cuts, dry skin, burn, small abrasions, frostbite, cold sores, inflammatory acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more.

Be sure to treat your dull, dry skin with some aloe vera gel if you haven't already!  For best results, apply aloe vera gel twice daily.

For skin types: sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and more. 

2. Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is a magical elixir for so many reasons both internal and external.  It consists of alpha hydroxy acid and acetic acid and has anti-inflammatory properties.  When used properly, it can restore the proper pH levels to your skin, absorb excess oils, help with pores, and exfoliate your skin.

Apple cider vinegar can be used to help relieve itchy and irritated skin and scalp.  If you are experiencing any type of burning sensation from using it, you should dilute it with water (depending on skin type, 1 part water to 4 part ACV up to 1:10).  Don't use apple cider vinegar on skin thats is cracked or bleeding or on open wounds.

For skin types: sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and more.

3. Tea Tree Oil: 

Extracted from the plant Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil has many healing benefits, has several antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, and is used to treat various skin conditions.

Tea tree oil is a much gentler natural alternative to certain harsh chemicals found in conventional skincare products.  It is a great natural remedy for the following: acne prone skin, psoriasis, eczema, chicken pox, skin tags, dry skin, itchy skin, and more.

For skin types: sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and more.

4. Turmeric

Ever have Indian food with turmeric before?  It is the golden yellow spice packed full of bold flavor that has been commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Turmeric contains antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is often used in natural products that make the skin glow and brightens dark circles.  It also helps with healing wounds, prevents breakouts, and reduces acne scarring.

For skin types: sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and more.

5. Sea Buckthorn Oil: 

Sea Buckthorn has a deep reddish orange color and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries.  It is full of vitamins, fatty acid, minerals, and flavonoids and is a very powerful superfood.  It is one of the plant-based oils that contains the most vitamin E.

Sea Buckthorn oil has many benefits on skin issues.  It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling, inflammation, and redness.  It also helps promote cell regeneration, treat and prevent acne, promote skin hydration, and more.

For skin types: sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and more.

 

 A few more tips and tricks for dry skin in general:

  1. Don't exfoliate too much
  2. Avoid certain soaps, especially harsh ones with high pH levels
  3. Try not to scratch your skin
  4. Put down the blemish-fighting products, they can definitely make your skin even more dry
  5. Avoid long, warm showers.  Instead, take a lukewarm one.
  6. Get more sleep
  7. Avoid alcohol since it can dehydrate your body including your skin.  If you need your glass of wine or alcoholic beverage, just make sure to at least drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have.

 

In case you're looking for a new skincare routine for your face, make sure to check out ours!  All of our products contain organic and natural ingredients that are natural remedies for what we just discussed - sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis (and other health and skin conditions).

Honey Gentle Cleanser
Super gentle soap that is not harsh on the skin.  Unlike many soaps, this cleanser is much lower in pH so it isn't harsh for the skin or completely dries it.  It contains aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, honey, and jojoba oil that is so soothing for all these skin concerns.  To hydrate and balance the pH on your skin, it's still important to use the rosewater toner afterwards.

Rosewater Toner
Very few ingredients - all so good and gentle for the skin.  It contains apple cider vinegar, honey, and witch hazel which soothes and calms irritated, dry skin.  Our rosewater is extracted from organic rose petals and smells divine.

Beauty Cream
A more hydrating and moisturizing version of our Face Serum, this beauty cream is formulated for dry skin and certain skin concerns.  It contains aloe vera gel, evening prime rose, helichrysum, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, and more that are very healing for dry skin and various skin concerns.

 

Our Face Glow bundle is our discovery kit that you can try out before buying the large sizes of individual products - make sure to select the beauty cream.  Only use the konjac sponge a few times and be sure to not over-exfoliate.  As always, consult with your healthcare professional before, especially if you have certain health concerns and specific allergies.

Hope all this information helps you combat any skin conditions you may have currently.  Be sure to drop us a line if you have any questions or concerns... Or if you want to share your exciting progress with us!  

We'll be cheering you on during your journey of healing as you start achieving your much deserved glow.

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