It’s no secret that at any given time, everyone has at least one skin problem. Maybe you’re hiding the chaos under makeup. Perhaps you stay in during the peak of your skin crises. Whichever way you’re coping – like all of us – you’re probably suffering through a growing list of ongoing and new issues with your complexion.
Curious to see if you can troubleshoot your skin? You can. And we have a list of the best natural ingredients to fix them. Here’s our collection of major skin issues and our favorite plants and fruits for resolving your worst problems:
PROBLEM: SAGGING SKIN
FIX: ACAI BERRY
Similar to coconuts, acai berries are an antioxidant dynamo. One of the best natural ingredients for your skin, this fruit from Central and South America comes chock full of vitamin A, C and E antioxidants. It stops free radicals from breaking down your skin and causing all the damage associated with aging. And not only does acai put a check to the destruction, it promotes elasticity in your skin and helps cells regenerate (Stylecraze).
FIX: GOJI BERRY
Another natural ingredient that’s good for your skin, these tiny berries pack a big punch in anti-aging properties. An important part of the Chinese diet for millennia, this magic fruit is known to improve eye sight, strengthen the immune system and stimulate circulation. For skin care, goji berries increase your antioxidant and growth hormone levels which help smooth out those tiny lines and wrinkles on your face (beautyandgroomingtips.com).
PROBLEM: UNEVEN SKIN TONE
FIX: LICORICE ROOT
Another popular ingredient which hails from China, licorice root is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation. The root contains an ingredient called glabridin which lightens skin by blocking an enzyme that causes damaged skin to darken (Livestrong).
PROBLEM: IRRITATED SKIN
Just as a cup of chamomile tea soothes the soul, a topical application of chamomile extract goes far to calm the skin. If you suffer from skin prone to irritation, redness or even itchiness, chamomile relieves the complexion and promotes skin which appears in balance and at its best.
The trendiest new natural ingredient for problem skin, the common tomato is packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that can lower acne-causing hormones (Chatelaine). Not only do you want this delicious fruit on your menu, you also want to apply tomato extracts topically. The antioxidants prevent DNA damage to your skin and promotes collagen production, leading to less wrinkles and smoother skin (Huffington Post).
Figured out what your fix is? Look for your solution in our VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels – a range that targets all skin conditions. Acai and goji power our Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel and promote the look of smooth skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Licorice root brightens the look of uneven skin with our Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel. Our Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel treats sensitive skin with a gentle solution infused in chamomile blossoms. Tomatoes target your problem skin in our Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel.
This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
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