Natural Skin Remedies You Can Rely On
My skin has always had its fair share of problems, including dryness, flaking, and sensitivity, but it was the latter that brought the most alarm. Because of the chemicals and preservatives in ordinary over-the-counter products, my face itched and burned, turning red across my forehead and around my nose. It was horrible! That’s why I, among many Americans, decided to pursue more natural skin remedies to undo the terrible reaction and treat my specific concerns.
So what’s going to work for you? Well, it may take some trial and error to find out precisely what will soothe and nourish your skin, but I can at least give you some insight.
I’ve always had trouble with acne, so the first thing I investigated was the natural treatment for skin blemishes and blackheads. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far. Willow bark was used anciently as a pain reliever, and no wonder–it contains aspirin compounds, which are perfect for reducing swelling and other signs of inflammation. An organic facial scrub containing exfoliating ingredients along with willow bark is great for removing dead skin, unclogging pores, and diminishing redness.
Allergic to aspirin or otherwise looking for an alternative? Tea tree oil is a miracle additive, working as an antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic. A concentration of five percent or lower has been shown to have about the same positive effect of five percent benzyl peroxide content in a skincare regime, with fewer incidences of allergy or irritation.
That’s not all tea tree oil can do, either. It has many skin applications, and it can fight against mites and lice. Emerging research suggests it can also combat chicken pox and cold sores. But be careful with this around the house! It is toxic to people and most household pets. Make sure you keep it stored safely away from children and animals alike.
Hemp products are growing in popularity across the globe. Hempseed oil has its share of nutritional applications, as it has a great balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, but it also has been shown to reduce irritation from eczema, flaking from psoriasis, and soothe itching from a variety of ailments.
Now that winter is creeping up on us, you might be especially concerned about cracking and bleeding on your hands and want the best natural skin remedies to cure the torture. Coconut oil is fabulous for repairing damage and strengthening skin. Use it often to maximize its medicinal properties. St. John’s Wort can assist in healing open wounds, which are bound to occur if your skin gets too dry.
Armed with the right knowledge, you can rely on natural methods to address your skin concerns, avoiding chemicals and preservatives along the way.