Winter is probably the best time to start taking care of your skin. The sunny days will be here before you know it. When they arrive, you will be able to show your shiny and healthy skin.
But if there are thousands of different skincare products out there, how do you know which ones are good? The answer is simple: pursue the good ingredients. Here is a list of skin-friendly ingredients you should look for next time you buy cosmetics.
Although it might sound dangerous, Hyaluronic Acid is something your skin absolutely loves. Actually, the body naturally produces it. It is a carbohydrate that enables regular moisturization of the skin.
As we age and our skin becomes damaged, the natural production of Hyaluronic Acid diminishes. That is why you want to buy or make cosmetics that nourish your skin with Hyaluronic Acid, to support the skin’s elasticity, natural glow, and collagen production.
Many organs in our body need good bacteria in order to survive: the digestive system, eyes, bladder, and skin, among others.
Prebiotics are food for good bacteria. They are especially important for the face skin, which is the most exposed and prone to damage.
Additionally, prebiotics help skin hydrate, strengthen the natural barriers and sustain environmental damage (pollution, scratches, etc.).
Vitamins C, D, and A
Vitamins are the weapon our body uses to fight free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that damage the skin and cause aging.
Now, there are two ways to nourish your body with the vitamins it needs. You can either take them in through food or apply cosmetics rich in vitamins.
Whatever the method, remember that your skin is a big fan of Vitamins C, D, and A.
Vitamin C is a natural fibroblast and collagen stimulator. The skin needs Vitamin C to reduce wrinkles and brown spots. The tricky thing about Vitamin C is that it is unstable. It is destroyed by high temperatures and doesn’t last long. So, you want to keep products with Vitamin C in a cool place and use them before the expiration date.
The skin naturally produces Vitamin D in the presence of sunshine. This vitamin is vital for our overall health. In terms of skin, it regulates cell growth, preventing proliferation.
Finally, Vitamin A is another great ingredient that indicates a skincare product reduces lines and wrinkles. Also, it prevents thinning and strengthens the skin.
Humans need copper to make coins, while skin needs copper to produce collagen and elastin. You can intake copper by sleeping on a copper pillowcase, eating oysters and nuts, or by applying lotions rich in Copper Peptides.
The skin needs Zinc mostly to heal. But also, Zinc oxide is one of the main ingredients of SPF creams, which need to be applied all year long, and not only during the summer.
Organic coconut oil has countless benefits for your skin. To begin with, it is highly hydrating. Additionally, it soothes and nourishes the skin.
Also, coconut oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps ward off eczema, psoriasis, and itchy skin.
However, coconut oil isn’t good for all skin types. Unfortunately, naturally oily skin might react with pimples and acne on coconut oil. If you have oily skin, as the weather warms up, implementing an oil cleanser is better to gently break down dirt, makeup, and other irritants on the skin.
If you want to surprise your skin with some eczema relief, you should wash it with oat. Although messy for your basin, putting some water into a handful of oat and rubbing your face with it will do wonders for your skin. It will hydrate and cleanse your skin, making it baby-gentle.
Apart from that, oatmeal has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, calming down rashes and allergies. Also, it neutralizes the damage irritant chemicals do to your skin.
Shea butter is probably one of the most powerful natural moisturizers. Also, shea butter is highly nutritive and soothing for the skin. It has proven beneficial for even the most sensitive skin types, including children’s. It heals inflammations and itchiness.
If you were thinking about getting a professional skin treatment, be aware that the season is almost over. It is not advisable to subject your skin to any type of chemical or other therapy during the summer, and this is especially true of treatments for your facial skin.
Stay healthy and beautiful!