15 Feb How to Avoid Skin Irritation Naturally
https://rawbeautynaturally.com.au/vip-sign-up/If you have ever experienced the itchy, burning discomfort associated with eczema, psoriasis or skin flare-ups, you know that they can easily ruin your day or week!.
My son Julian suffered from severe eczema for many years so I saw first-hand how distressing these skin conditions can be. I looked for natural ways to help him avoid having skin flare-ups and we found several that worked really well for him. So I’d like to share these with anyone looking for natural ways to avoid skin irritation, as they may help you too.
Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can therefore aggravate eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. It can also make it harder for skin conditions to heal.
So do your favourite stress busting activities to keep stress at bay. Here are some you could try-
Sing or dance to your favourite song
Do breathing exercises
Try aromatherapy (avoid synthetic fragrances)
Keep a gratitude diary
Say yes to Self-care and set boundaries to demands on your time
Keep a diary
Certain foods or allergens (such as pet hair or pollen) can trigger skin flare-ups and make skin conditions worse. You could start a simple diary, listing flare-ups and what you’ve eaten and drunk, any allergens you might have come into contact including laundry detergents, shower gel and shampoo you’ve used, and so on.
Its good to keep your diary for at least two weeks. If you think something might be irritating your skin, try eliminating it to see if you notice a positive difference. Triggers that affected my son included dog & cat hair, shellfish, nuts & eggs but everyone is everyone is different.
Rawbeauty naturally skincare products do not contain nut oils as they are a common allergen.
Embrace natural clothing
Natural fabrics such as cotton & bamboo allow your skin to ‘breathe’, so tend to be better for sensitive skin than manmade fibres. Lanolin in wool is a common trigger for people with sensitive skin.
Switch to gentler products
Try switching to gentler, more natural products, which are fragrance free and don’t contain harsh chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), parabens & sulphates. Many mainstream personal care products are loaded with nasty toxins which are bad for your health and can irritate your skin.
All rawbeauty naturally products are free from SLS, SLES, parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances & preservatives and other nasty chemicals.
Our nut free, fragrance free range is a perfect choice if you have sensitive skin.
Laundry detergents and cleaning products can also affect skin conditions. Use mild detergents and avoid fabric softeners
Avoid body lotions with synthetic fragrances
When your skin is feeling dry and itchy, or flaking, it’s tempting to reach for a rich body lotion. Unfortunately, some creams and lotions can make the situation worse, especially ones that contain synthetic perfumes.
Sunflower oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidant and has been found to be effective against acne, eczema, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin.
Our bodies produce fat known as ceramides which helps to protect the skin barrier from infection. Studies by the National Eczema Association suggest that sunflower seed oil can stimulate natural ceramide production enhancing the skin-barrier function which increases protection from bacteria and helps to heal the skin. Sunflower seed oil is also naturally soothing and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture making it very beneficial for dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin.
Gently massage sunflower seed oil directly into your twice skin daily. Or if you prefer to avoid the oily residue from applying straight oil onto the skin you can use a natural moisturiser that contains sunflower seed oil such as our rawbeauty Kakadu Plum & Sunflower Body Lotion. This lotion was the winner of “highly commended” in the 2018 Natural Beauty Awards. It is a crafted blend of certified organic Kakadu Plum extract, sunflower seed oil and natural lemon myrtle leaf oil. As well as being grfeat for sensitive skin, It is a natural power house of vitamins which rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft & supple.
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