Time is moving so fast and taking everything with it our looks included it seems. I keep my skin looking youthful as time screams by with natural ingredients and by practicing a ‘clean’ eating philosophy, well I try. I also try to to extend that ‘clean’ routine to my face routine. Trying to find effective clean beauty products is as simple as going to a grocery store. Let’s count down each item:
- Coconut Oil- Coconut oil hydrates and is an anti-inflammatory. Growing research has shown that the plant fat soothes skin topically. The oil helps stop dry itchy skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Where can you find it? Jars in the cooking aisle.
- Gotu Kola- An herb capable of healing wounds. Ancient herb often used in Asian Cuisine that has become used for skin care and wound healing benefits. The plant contains chemicals that increase blood supply to injury sites and make the skin stronger. The combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals help support the skins regenerative properties to speed healing time.
- Green Tea- The health benefits of green tea has been discussed for years. Well it turns out green tea is more than just a dietary supplement. The plant can also work as a topical. Dermatologists have acknowledged that green teas antioxidant and soothing properties treat sun damaged skin. Green tea also preforms well as an anti-aging agent and photo-protector.
- Oatmeal- Yes, Oatmeal contains avenanthramides that provide anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits. This super anti-inflammatory also moisturizes and soothes irritated skin, especially for conditions like eczema and rashes. Not all oatmeal is equal though. Colloidal oatmeal has been proven to gently and safely reduce irritation without thew risk of allergies. In contrast to traditional oatmeal, colloidal oatmeal is a powder obtained by grinding and preparing oats into small pieces. This preparation of the oats makes it easier to blend with water for a more effective treatment.
- Shea Butter- Shea butter is another great anti-inflammatory that aides in itch relief. Shea butter appears in many moisturizers because of its fatty acids. These nutrients found in shea butter is also appropriate for sensitive skin types due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Soy- If you are looking to improve collagen production and hinder pigmentation, soy may be right for you. Soy beans contain plant based antioxidants, fatty acids and isoflavones. Soy is a natural ingredient that helps with collagen synthesis and photo-protection.
These natural items help me but may not help everyone the same try your own mixture to see what works best for you and check with your dermatologist always to make sure you have no allergies. Good luck on your search for a youthful tomorrow and look!
*Most items can be found in your grocery stores or online!