Skincare expert breaks down the best ingredients for each skin type
In today’s post we talk about what ingredients deliver the best results according to your skin type.
Omega-7 for Dry Skin
For very dry skin it’s one of the best skincare ingedients when you use sources of omega-7. It helps to redistribute the moisture in our bodies by nourishing and moisturising us from within. This helps to keep our skin looking and feeling plump and sleek. It can help to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation which are all symptoms associated with dry skin. Dry skin is also more prone to infections, which omega-7 can help to minimise. Omega-7 also helps to protect our mucous membranes which line areas like our mouth, nose, and eyes.
Comfrey for Mature Skin
I love the herbal ingredient Comfrey for aging skin. Comfrey is super moisturising which means it can help to ease the appearance of fine lines, smoothing, strengthening, and invigorating your skin with new life as a result of its array of naturally occurring antioxidants and tannins; helping to brighten your natural complexion.
Neem for Sensitive Skin
The herbal ingredient Neem is great for calming sensitive or even eczema-prone skin. The naturally occurring, anti-inflammatory properties of Neem seem to make it wonderful at relieving stubborn discomfort or itchiness often associated with dry, sensitive skin.
If skin is prone to angrier infections, echinacea within creams can help as a result of this herb’s anti-microbial properties, similar to coconut oil which is my everyday go-to.
Hyaluronic Acid for Oily Skin
Interestingly, even if we suffer from oily skin, this can actually be a sign of underlying dryness as your body is trying hard to overcompensate. One other ingredient that can work well for issues with dryness and even feeling oily, is hyaluronic acid. This ingredient helps to keep the skin hydrated and retains water where it’s needed most.
Just watch out for how hyaluronic acid is produced. In some cases, it can come from animal origin which I’d say for people to avoid. Look out for herbal and non-GMO sources instead.
This article is provided through Flawless.org they spoke exclusively to Nutritionist and Health Adviser, Emma Thornton about what ingredients deliver the best results according to your skin type.