Skin care

Let’s talk about skincare ingredients. Did you know that the arrangement of ingredients behind your favourite bottle of moisturizer is from highest to lowest concentration? It is important to flick back that jar you’ve invested in, to see what ingredients you are feeding your skin with. Some ingredients can be comodegenic and most always leads to acne. The manifestation of acne is the very picture of a once infiltrated pore that grew into a hot, white, mess.

When it comes to skincare it is essential to know what you are lathering your skin with. Most of the ingredients seem harmless and have undergone multiple levels of screen and testing before hitting the markets, however, unlike medicines, there is not FDA to monitor these cosmetics we call, cult favourites. That’s why natural skincare is always recommended.

Each ingredient, although similar in name, come from different brands, companies and batches. Variations between them are almost inevitable and these can cause different reactions with different people. There is no telling if you will or will not be allergic to the product. That is why it is important to do a patch test to see if your skin is compatible with the new product. There are some well-known ingredients in the market that are comodegenic. How about some superfood ingredients that are sure to grab your attention?

Orgga’s French Rose and Bacca Bliss Cleansing Powder both contain colloidal oatmeal which is a pretty amazing ingredient for eczema skin. Colloidal oatmeal is nothing but ground oatmeal suspended in liquid to allow easy absorption through the skin. In that way, this product lathers easily on the face as a gentle cleanser and mild exfoliator; removing dead skin and dirt leaving your skin supple and soft. Most important, this kind of exfoliation does not jeopardize the skin’s protective barriers or disrupt the microbiome balance.

There are even simpler ways oatmeal can be incorporated into your daily skin care routine. If you’re not an extravagant and love a good DIY’s session, try these out:

Combination/Oily skin:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of oatmeal
    2. Put into a bowl.
    3. Add 1 tbsp of organic/natural honey and mix.
    4. Lather on face and leave for 10-20 mins.
    5. Rinse thoroughly.

Dry/Irritated skin:

  1. Take 2 tbsp of oatmeal
    2. Put into a bowl.
    3. Add 1 tbsp of organic/natural honey and mix.
    4. Add 1 tbsp of milk to this mixture.
    5. Lather on face and leave for 10-20 mins.
    6. Rinse thoroughly.

It is important to let your skin breathe. The skin is a brain of its own and what we invest in them is what we get at the end of the day. In a market that is filled with numerous brands to serve your “skincare needs”, it is important to pick the right ones for you. We are spoiled for choice with many products that claim to tackle and solve our specific concerns but the truth is if you let your skin do it, it’ll be both healthy for the body and your pocket of course. Be gentle with your skin, treated with respect and love. Go natural! Be healthy within.


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