Skin concerns describe a condition or occurrence outside of your skin’s natural moisture levels i.e. acne, wrinkles & fine lines, dehydrated, sensitivity, dullness, uneven tone, hyperpigmentation. The best way to identify your skin concerns is to think about what struggles you have had with your skin consistently over the past 3 months. In this article, I am going to share with you on How to Tackle Your Skin Concerns naturally.
Skin sensitivity is a complex skin concern that can be caused by many reasons. Some people have naturally sensitive skin, some may have sensitivity as a result of other skin conditions such as rosacea, allergies, side effect from a product, etc. Skin reacts to common ingredients so is prone to inflammation and irritation. Skin is often dry. When irritated, skin can be red and patchy, redness spots, prone to rashes and irritation, may feel itching or burning. Avoid products with alcohol and fragrances as this can often trigger irritation. Find out what triggers are and avoid them. Skin tends to burn easily and has a tendency for redness or rosacea.
TIPS: Natural Solution for Sensitive Skin - use gentle, low pH cleansers without harsh surfactants, avoid skincare products that contain fragrance or alcohol. Try using a konjac sponge to cleanse the skin. It is non-abrasive and can be used alone with water to gently cleanse the skin to reveal a radiant completion. Soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients are beneficial. Regular application of gentle, hydrating skincare products and sun protection is essential for the care of sensitive skin.
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Acne can manifest as blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne, closed comedones, or some combination of the above. Acne can be caused by many factors i.e. genetics, hormones (pregnancy, menstrual cycle, hormonal birth control), climate, product sensitivities, etc. Acne often occurs in conjunction with other skin concerns i.e. sensitivity and hyperpigmentation are common additional concerns for acne sufferers.
TIPS: Natural Solution for Acne Skin - Gentle care, patience and consistency will balance any type of acne. If you only have one blemish every once in a while it is not considered acne but should still be gently treated with a spot treatment. Using an entire line of anti-acne products can be harsh on the skin. Start with an essence or serum designed for acne while keeping the rest of your routine optimized for other skin concerns.
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Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Wrinkles and fine lines are influenced by factors such as genetics, aging, environment, sun exposure, lifestyle choices. Consistent skin hydration, sun protection and proper cleansing are key factors in delaying the onset of wrinkles.
TIPS: Natural Solution for Wrinkles & Fine Lines - To preserve your youthful glow, keep skin hydrated, focus on antioxidants and and vitamin rich skin care and don't forget to protect your skin from the sun!
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Dullness, Uneven Tone, Hyperpigmentation
Skin that lacks brightness and has a lacklustre appearance. It’s often accompanied by uneven skin tone. It most commonly occurs with dry or combination skin types and is caused by a build-up of excess dead skin cells.
Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, red or brown acne spots are all very common skin concerns caused by an over-production of melanin in a particular area. These marks and patches can be triggered by acne, wounds, hormonal changes (especially pregnancy), sun damage. It can affect people of all ages but for many women, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation are the first and most visible sign of aging.
TIPS: Natural Solution for Uneven Skin Tone & Hyperpigmentation - moderate exfoliation, consistent sun protection, use skin-brightening products.
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Dehydrated skin is skin that is parched because of an inability to hold water. This condition happens when your skin’s natural protective barrier, often referred to as the ‘moisture barrier’s is damaged. Healthy skin tends to have a pH of 4.7 to 5.5, while higher pH levels are often accompanied by sensitivity, acne and even eczema. There are many things that can cause damage to the moisture barrier. Common causes include:
- Using cleansers or skincare products with an alkaline pH (higher than 7.0).
- over exfoliation
- over cleanse/too frequently or vigorously
Signs that your skin may be dehydrated can include:
- extreme dryness
- sudden appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- resistance to the absorption of skincare products
- increase in skin sensitivity
- increase in occurrences of breakouts, eczema, redness
- flaky patches around eyes, nose, tops of the cheeks
- skin feels oily on the surface but when touched beneath the oil it feels thin and dry.
TIPS: Natural Solution for Dehydrated Skin - The best remedies for dehydrated skin are gentle, low pH cleansers, moisturizing products with aqua, humectant, emollient and occlusive properties.
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