Why Do We Need Cleansers?
Many of our makeup products and surroundings have impurities that are not water-soluble. So, washing the skin with just water would not be sufficient to remove these impurities from the skin’s surface.
Skin cleansers are surface-active substances (i.e., detergents/surfactants/soaps/emulsifiers) capable of dissolving daily grime, sebum, excess skin oils, and cosmetic waxes that, left unchecked, create clogged pores, congestion, and cellular buildup.
What is the Best Natural Remedy Chronic Skin Conditions
Suppose you or someone you know has super dry, sensitive skin or is prone to eczema, itching, and irritations that can lead to chronic inflammation, how do you know what type of cleanser is most appropriate for these needs? I formulated our Cleanse & Calm, Soothing Creme Cleanser, especially for these conditions. This pH neutral facial cleanser taps into the calming powers of the Calendula CO2 extract, Lavender Hydrosol, and Comfrey Root extract for a very deep, yet ultra-soothing skin cleansing experience.
Other Ways to Support Your Sensitive Skin
Calendula and German Chamomile create a very calming, relaxing effect on the skin. The additional botanicals extracts in this formula create a beautiful aromatic experience for the senses, making this an exceptional skin cleanser for fragile skin. Cleanse & Calm is multi-tasking and is also a fantastic makeup remover! This product is gentle enough for the special man in your life to be used as shave cream as it brings a calmness to the skin after shaving.
Watch Out for Sun Exposure – Consider an excellent Total Eclipse BB Cream that contains zinc oxide or titanium oxide, reflecting the sun, thus protecting you from UVA and UVB rays exposure.
Drinking Enough Water – Hydration is everything! Drinking 1/2 of your body weight (in ounces) every day is the very 1st step to cleansing and detoxification regardless of the skin issue. Did I mention aging skin? Picture, if you will, a plum and a prune… do you see where I am going with this? In order to keep the skin plump and clear, start with increasing your water. This step alone will jumpstart moisture and hydration to the skin from the inside out.
Avoid Harsh Detergents – Also, keep in mind that other detergents you use to wash your hair, dishes, or laundry can irritate your skin. So opt for the least harsh version of those products, as well. Look for a future blog with specific details to help you navigate your selections when you are shopping for products…
It’s Hot In Here – Exposure to fluctuating temperature changes during the winter months from the bitter cold and heated buildings would be enough to stress out anybody’s skin. A super simple way to instantly rehydrate the skin from super dry skin and help soothe and calm irritated stressed skin is with our Hydrating Recovery Mist. A must after cleansing and perfect to use throughout the day to soothe the skin (yes, it is great to use over your makeup!). Even a simple spritz from a water bottle will do the trick!
Moisture and Hydration are Not the Same! Moisturizers and hydrators address the importance of making sure the skin is getting all the water it needs to fight dryness and dehydration, premature signs of aging, and environmental damage. However, the real difference lies mostly in how they go about achieving these results.
Hydration refers to the water content within the cells that leads them to swell and plump (picture a plum and a prune). When water flows out of the cells and H20 in short supply (not drinking enough water), the cells become dehydrated and become shriveled, which leads to dull, dry, crepey skin. This means that when you’re using a topical product for hydration, such as aloe vera or hyaluronic acid, you’re infusing your cells with water and improving your skin’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients. On the other hand, moisturizing is about replenishing vital lipids into the to build and repair the skin’s protective barrier, prevent water loss, and “plump” the skin to keep it soft and smooth. If you need more moisturizing, try our Lipid Booster for your skin moisturizer.
Strengthen Skin From Within Cancer and oncology treatments damage healthy cells and accelerate the aging process tremendously. A plant-based, whole foods diet is vital for recovery and healing. Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (at least five servings a day) helps provide the body the antioxidants it needs to support healthy skin. These nutrients are critical, and adding high doses of antioxidants to help repair the massive assault of oxidative stress the body experiences in cancer treatment is a top priority. This is one of my favorite products Super ORAC Antioxidant.
Cancer and oncology treatments damage the healthy cell and accelerate the aging process, so much in addition to a whole-food, plant-based diet high in antioxidants, collagen support from non-GMO sources should definitely be part of your daily nutrition for skin repair and tissue building. This is my personal favorite product for boosting collagen that helps rebuild hair, nails, and skin while supporting bones, joints, and ligaments.
Ingredient of the Week: Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba oil is the liquid extracted from the Jojoba plant’s seed, a shrub native to North America’s southwest region.
Top 5 Skin Benefits and Usages
- Fights Eczema
- Moisturizes Skin
- Speeds up Wound Healing
- Increases Skin Elasticity
- Prevents Razor Burns
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