Skincare

5 Common Skin Concerns

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As the largest–and in many ways, most vulnerable–organ in the human body, the skin is prone to a wide range of concerns. In this article, we’ll discuss five of the most common skin concerns, along with their symptoms and causes. More importantly, we’ll recommend the top natural treatment options for each concern, to help your skin get back to its usual, happy self! 

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#1: Blemish-Prone Skin 

We’re told that blemishes are a teenage problem, but many of us continue to suffer from blemishes long after our teenage years. Studies have found that between 40-55% of adults between 20 and 40 years old suffer from persistent, adult blemishes. Different people may experience different types and intensities of spots, and for different reasons. 

Hormonal blemishes normally begin during your teenage years, but it can crop up any time your hormones are out of balance. To fight hormonal blemishes, then, it’s important that you focus on re-balancing your hormones. While many skincare products will tell you that they can solve all of your skin woes, we believe that skincare should be one step in your healthy, self-care regimen. Especially when it comes to hormonal blemishes, it’s important to support your skin from within. Make sure you’re getting enough exercise and drinking enough water; and concentrate on eating a balanced diet with plenty of healthy, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. You can also try taking a supplement to support hormonal balance; these include evening primrose oil and holy basil (tulsi). 

In some cases, your blemishes may be caused by a vitamin deficiency. This is another reason why it’s important to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of vitamins and minerals. These ingredients are crucial when it comes to maintaining the health of your skin, as well as your overall health.

Many people may not be aware that their improper hygiene is a major contributor to blemishes. Examples of improper hygiene that can cause blemishes include using unclean makeup brushes, sleeping on dirty pillowcases, and touching your face with dirty hands. If you’re not sure what’s causing your blemishes, you may want to step back and consider whether or not your daily hygiene may be a contributing factor. 

Whatever the cause of your blemishes, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and managing stress may help to reduce your symptoms. We also recommend using natural skin care products such as 100% PURE’s Tea Tree collection to gently treat spots. These products combine the antibacterial properties of tea tree with the neem in willow to fight blemish-causing bacteria. Twice-weekly exfoliation can also help to reduce blemishes, as it clears up clogged pores and helps to remove dead skin cells. 

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#2: Sensitive and Inflamed Skin

Skin inflammation and skin sensitivity are more common than you’d think. These skin concerns aren’t always recognized by those who suffer from them, as they can come with a wide range and intensity of symptoms. These include redness and puffiness, rough skin texture, and stinging. 

Skin inflammation and sensitivity can be exacerbated by high-sugar diets. If you’re suffering from inflamed skin, we recommend switching to an anti-inflammatory diet, or at least reducing the number of inflammatory foods you consume. Getting enough exercise, sleep, and hydration can also help to fight inflammation throughout your body. 

Harsh chemicals can also contribute to skin inflammation. These chemicals can be found in our skincare and even hair care products–artificial dyes and fragrances are two of the main culprits. The inflammatory properties of many synthetic chemicals is one more reason to steer clear of conventional skincare products, and opt for natural alternatives instead. 

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#3: Ageing Skin 

Skin ageing is inevitable, but some of us will experience more severe symptoms than other. These symptoms can include fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, rough skin texture, and uneven complexion. The best way to prevent these symptoms is by limiting sun exposure throughout your life, and protecting your skin with sunscreen. 

Luckily, though, there are also ways to mitigate the effects of ageing. Antioxidants like vitamin E and vitamin C can help to fight free radicals, electric charges in the skin which are created as a response to sunlight, pollution, smoking, and other environmental factors. Free radicals are a major cause of skin ageing; so by supplying your skin with antioxidants, you can help to support your skin health and combat the symptoms of ageing. You can do this both through your diet and by using antioxidant-rich skincare products, such as 100% PURE’s Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Ultra Riche PM Treatment and Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum. 

Skin resurfacing procedures, such as dermaplaning and microdermabrasion, may also make a difference for ageing skin. Ultimately, though, ageing is a part of life–and while there are definitely steps you can take to keep your skin looking healthy as you age, it’s important that you wear your age with pride! 

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#4: Large Pores

Large pores are normally caused by genetic factors, and–no matter what a product may claim–it’s not actually possible to shrink their size. However, you can take steps to clear up any oil that may be blocking your pores, further increasing the appearance of their size. 

The best products for reducing the appearance of large pores are exfoliants (both chemical and mechanical) and oil-absorbing products. Exfoliants help to lift away the outermost layer of dead skin, freeing up your pores and brightening your complexion. You might choose to use an exfoliating scrub two or three times a week, use a higher-strength peel once a week, or see a dermatologist for a dermaplaning procedure every few months. 

High-quality oil absorbing products typically contain charcoal and/or clay, ingredients that soak up the excess oil in your skin, and therefore help to clear up clogged pores. If you’re looking for a powerful oil-absorption product, we recommend our Calendula Flower Cleansing Milk.

You can also use our Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum to deeply condition your pores while you sleep. 

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#5: Dull Skin

Dull skin essentially means a lackluster, unhealthy complexion. This can occur for many reasons, but the two most common ones are a buildup of dead skin cells, and a lack of oxygen supply in the skin. 

If your skin is looking dull due to a buildup of skin cells, this is a fairly simple problem to solve. Just try to add a mechanical or chemical exfoliant to your skincare routine. You can use an exfoliating scrub two to three times a week, or a stronger peel once every week or two. Exfoliation will help to banish dead skin cells, revealing the healthy, glowing skin below. 

If your skin is looking dull because it’s not getting enough oxygen, then you may want to take steps to improve your circulation. These can include getting enough exercise and eating a balanced diet. 

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