There are so many products boasting being the best for your skin, however they often contain ingredients that can do more harm than good. So, what should you avoid in order for your skin to stay looking healthy? Here is Edye’s helpful short list of skincare ingredients to avoid:
While it may have uses for sterilizing wounds, alcohol dissolves bacteria and skin cells, leading to dryness and damage, along with a pile up of dead skin cells that may be hard to exfoliate away. When purchasing a toner or facial astringent, ensure it doesn’t contain isopropyl alcohol to avoid weakening your skin’s natural abilities to protect you against free radicals.
Though it can be used to prevent infections, hydrogen peroxide is found in many toxic dyes and has a corrosive nature that can lead to burns and blisters on the skin. Additionally, it is a common allergen that may result in inflammation.
Vegetable glycerin has been known to cause irritation in respiratory systems and gastrointestinal tracts, also irritating the mucous membranes in your lungs, which can cause adverse effects on your skin. Forms of irritation can include swelling, breathing problems, itching, and dizziness. Avoid products that contain vegetable glycerin, glycol alcohol, or glyceritol to keep looking and feeling fresh.
Water Based Solutions
Water-based products are cheap and easy to manufacture (which is why you often find it as a first ingredient of major brands), but only aid in drying out your skin. One of the big problems with water is that you need emulsifiers to make water and oil blend, which usually comes in the form of chemicals that are often found in lotions to allow blending to occur. Edye's Naturals Face & Body Butter products don’t need emulsifiers because they do not contain water as a base ingredient.
And one last piece of helpful advice, while hot showers feel great, they strip the natural oils away from your skin, breaking the barrier that contains your skin’s moisture. Try using lukewarm water rather than hot, especially if your skin is already prone to dryness and itchiness. Avoid potentially toxic and/or skin damaging ingredients by using only healthy, organic products like Edye’s Naturals products.
Do you know your body’s largest organ? It’s your skin! Not only does it hold everything else together, but it also serves other important functions that protect and take care of you.
Skin protects your internal organs from injury and infection and helps your immune system by providing a strong barrier to viruses and bad bacteria, while providing a safe habitat for good bacteria go grow. It naturally produces Vitamin D, which is vital for health.
Your skin’s sebaceous glands produce sebum, which is natural oil that keeps your skin lubricated and protected. Sweat works with sebum to form a protective film, which not only eliminates waste and toxins but also helps maintain a normal body temperature. Blood vessels, hair, and sweat glands in your skin work together to control the heat flow between you and the surrounding environment.
This sensitive organ even provides sensory feedback to the brain because it is rich in receptors. Nerves give you a sense of touch, which lets you feel pain too. This allows you to react to dangerous situations around you and ultimately protects you from further pain (think touching a hot stove!).
Your skin is always making new skin cells to replace the dead ones, but even those work to forma barrier and block harmful substances from getting inside your body. As these dead cells fall off, new cells replace them to become part of the protective barrier. Take care of your skin to keep it in great condition to protect you. Use only healthy, organic products like Edye’s Naturals products to take care of your skin the way it takes care of you!
Your physician has determined those dry skin patches you have is a skin condition called dermatitis. So what is it? Dermatitis has many causnes and can occur in many forms. This non-contagious skin condition involves an itchy rash on red and swollen skin. Medical practitioners often interchange the term dermatitis with the condition atopic eczema, which is the most common form of eczema that caused internally with a possible chronic inflammatory reaction that typically has a genetic link and family history of allergic sensitivity. It mainly affects children, but can also affect adults.
Contact dermatitis occurs when skin is touched by an irritant and develops inflammation during initial or repeated exposure. Contact dermatitis can be caused soap, detergents, and solvents. Atopic eczema is caused by allergens including nickel, rubber, fragrances, cosmetic chemicals, dyes, paints, and topical medications.
Factors related to dermatitis include age, exposure to irritants, allergies, asthma and occupation. The best way to avoid contact dermatitis is to take precaution when interacting with possible irritants (use of gloves etc.) or select fragrance-free products. To keep symptoms at bay it’s best to take shorter baths with warm water followed by moisturizing products such as Edye’s Naturals Face & Body Butter (which is safe for all skin types) while your skin is damp to help prevent reoccurring dermatitis.
Non-prescription anti-inflammation and anti-itch products are easy to find, but fish oil supplements in addition to consuming whole foods rich in vitamin D, or taking food-based vitamin D supplements and probiotics also have qualities to treat dermatitis. Tea tree oil and aloe vera soothe irritated skin and simply putting cool, moist cloths on affected areas can ease itching. Avoid further irritating the affected area and avoid contact with the original irritant.
Edye’s Naturals products are made using organic ingredients to help your skin return to normal and repair damage caused by dermatitis. As shown in our testimonial, many of our customers use our products regularly to keep their skin hydrated and prevent flare-ups related to dermatitis.