Acne is one of the most common skin conditions out there. From adolescence to adult, it can affect skin of any age. Characterized by inflamed, red bumps and pimples, it most often occurs in individuals with a normal to oily skin type. Acne is caused by a variety of different factors, including pollution, hormonal imbalances, stress, poor nutrition, and the overproduction of sebum (a naturally occurring oil of the skin). Thankfully, acne and breakouts can be handled. Minimizing stress, eating well, and exercising regularly are all great ways to alleviate acne. Perhaps most important is using gentle, natural skin care to keep skin clean and healthy.
Signs of Aging
Aging is unavoidable and unfortunately comes with wrinkles and sagging skin. This is brought about by a reduction of natural collagen production, which slows down with age, making the skin look less plump and firm than before. Though aging is inevitable, there are ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while helping the skin stay as firm as possible. The best way to do this is through a natural and organic skin care regime that targets these signs, as well as a healthy lifestyle and daily sun protection.
Sun damage has become a major concern over recent years. Not only can it cause short-term damage, like irritated, itchy, even painful, red skin, but it can also cause long-term damage in the form of permanently stretched small blood vessels, creating a red and blotchy skin tone, as well as a leathery appearance, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. To protect against this, always make sure to protect and moisturize the skin daily.
Pores are used to distribute sebum, a naturally occurring oil, to keep skin soft. While everyone has visible pores for this function, some naturally produce more than others, regardless of gender or age, which results in larger pores. Pores can also become larger as skin loses elasticity with age. Through gentle exfoliation and regular cleansing excess sebum is removed from the skin’s surface, resulting in smaller pores.
This is a widespread problem that can affect any skin type at varying levels of severity. Characterized by the appearance of freckles, dark spots, an uneven skin tone, or scarring, and identified by increased melanin production, this skin condition has a variety of possible contributing factors. Environmental causes, sun exposure, aging, stress, and post-inflammatory pigmentation can all lead to changes in skin tone and coloration. Using skin protectants and products that contain ingredients that naturally reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation is recommended.
Rashes and irritation have become more and more common the more our environment and commonly used products become polluted with toxins. Allergic reactions to chemicals, excessive dryness, stress, poor diet, and dirtiness can all lead to irritation and thus result in redness, inflammation, and flaky skin. Through the regular use of natural, organic skin care and a healthy lifestyle, rashes and irritation can be diminished and prevented.
Rosacea is characterized by excessive redness of the skin, most commonly occurring in the face though it can also affect the chest, neck, scalp, and ears. Typically occurring after thirty, it can come and go. However, if left untreated it can quickly take a turn for the worse, leading to red bumps, pimples, visible blood vessels, swelling, raised red plaques, and more. While there are oral and topical medicines that may help, they can get messy, expensive, and lead to undesired side effects. One thing proven to soothe rosacea is a gentle, non-irritating skin care routine.
Eczema has become more and more widespread with every passing year. One of the more common skin diseases, it is characterized by dry and sensitive skin, red and inflamed skin, recurring rash, intense itching, and scaly patches. Severe symptoms can include swelling, dark colored patches of skin, oozing, crusting, cracking, and bleeding. It can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, unsightly, even painful. Irritants, allergens, and microbes have all been proven as triggers of eczema, so the best way to relieve and prevent flare-ups is to use a mild, natural, soothing skin care regime that is free of chemicals and irritants.
Still one of the most baffling of the skin diseases, psoriasis is persistent, unpredictable, and irritating. Characterized by an abnormally fast overgrowth of skin cells, it results in an excessive amount of dead skin which builds up to form thick, flaky, red patches called “plaques.” These plaques can be very itchy and painful, sometimes even cracking and bleeding. There are steroid creams to help relieve symptoms, but if not used carefully these treatments can lead to a long list of nasty side effects. Thankfully, there are natural methods to soothe and relieve psoriasis symptoms. At the top of the list is aloe vera, which forms the base of all of our products, as well as skin and hair care routines using gentle, natural products.