When it comes to troublesome skin, it is often tempting to opt for medicinal treatments or products with fancy-sounding and scientific ingredients. The truth is that quite often, less is more, and the answer to the issue lies within mother nature. In this blog, we will take a look at three of the most common skin complaints and how to treat them naturally and organically.
A very common condition, eczema makes patches of skin become itchy, red, inflamed, and sore. If the condition persists, it can become infected or result in blisters causing great discomfort to the individual. Affecting over a quarter of the population either chronically or at some time, it is one of the most common and hard to treat skin complaints. Whilst diet can have a big impact on treating eczema, there are also a number of topical ingredients you can use to soothe symptoms and sometimes even clear them up completely. Ingredients to look out for include coconut oil, sunflower oil, honey, tea tree oil, and aloe vera gel.
You don’t have to be a teenager to be cursed with acne- the dreaded pimples can occur at any time such as in adulthood, during pregnancy, prior to menstruation, and at times of stress. Treating it can be a nightmare as well. The best way to take care of acne-prone skin is by keeping it clean and moisturised, and by using natural ingredients such as tea tree oil and aloe vera. You should also look out for anything with antibacterial or anti inflammatory properties such as shea butter, coconut oil, witch hazel, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
Even if you are using sunscreen, sunburn can happen to the best of us but you don’t need to resort to commercial, chemical laden products to soothe the heat. There are plenty of wondrous natural alternatives that will help to cool the skin and reduce redness. Ones to look out for include oatmeal, aloe vera, honey, and chamomile. We stock this great after sun stick which contains jojoba oil, lavender, and chamomile to nourish and repair sun damaged skin.