Feel good in your skin all year round with these dermatologist tips.
The cold weather is here, and in addition to dry cracked skin, you also need to deal with chafing. If you exercise a lot, you may experience this unpleasant, burning or lost feeling. The good news is that there is a way to prevent skin irritation.
What causes irritation?
This is a combination of friction and moisture. When you perform constant movements, such as running, using an elliptical trainer, a treadmill, a bicycle, or something else, the material of your clothes repeatedly rubs your skin. Plus, sweat adds to the equation, creating a skin that is rubbed raw and worn.
How do you stop getting annoyed?
The key is to use the right products for prevention. Look for friction protection product with caprylic or capric triglyceride as one of the leading ingredients. It provides a light, silky sensation on the skin. It also reduces friction on the skin and on the fabric without a greasy sensation.
Silicone-related components, such as cyclomethicone and dimethicone, will also help. They form a protective barrier on the skin and reduce friction, helping neighboring tissue and skin to slide and slide instead of rubbing, scratching and abrading. Also, look for moisturizing products that can help heal areas that have already been rubbed and rubbed.
In addition, I like to use 100% natural ingredients when it is possible to reduce chemical contact for sensitive skin skin folds. For example, beeswax, grape seed oil and olive oil may be useful and are present in some anti-irritant products. They moisturize and can help reduce friction.
But you must be careful. Some natural ingredients, such as mint, calendula and lemongrass, can cause an allergic rash in people who are sensitive to them. Watch out for other natural ingredients that may be allergens and irritants, such as tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an excellent, natural ingredient and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which also treat minor cuts, scratches and other abrasions. However, it may be too harsh for sensitive skin.
To avoid an allergic reaction, do not apply these products to skin folds or worn skin that has not healed. These areas are potentially too vulnerable and have an increased absorption of the ingredients of the product.
If you have irritation, or you know someone who suffers, why not check out some of my natural products specifically designed for sensitive skin that will help heal irritated skin?
My All Natural Shower Gel is an excellent hypoallergenic shower product.
Lotions that promote healing of the skin include natural body oil and natural lotion.
Both can be used from head to toe and are made with deep moisturizing organic vegetable oils designed to feel light weight on your skin.
My organic lip balm helps prevent lip cracking and “addiction” to lip balm (allergic dry lips from lip balms made from allergens that cause lip cracking).
Chapped, dry hands are also a seasonal skin problem right now. We offer special kits to help soothe, moisturize and heal dry and sensitive skin.
Check out our dry skin repair kit and let me know what you think!
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