Embarking on a skin healing journey can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so much information available, it's easy to feel lost or unsure about the best approach for your skin's well-being. As someone who has experienced their own skincare struggles, I want to share some valuable insights that I wish I had known when I started my own skin healing journey. By avoiding harsh surfactants, high pH products, excessive vitamin C, routine exfoliation, and being mindful of fragrance and essential oils, you can nurture your skin effectively and achieve a healthier complexion. Let's dive into these essential tips!

Opt for gentle cleansers with bio surfactants:

  1. Many cleansers on the market contain surfactants that can strip the skin and compromise its natural barrier. Instead, choose products that utilize bio surfactants derived from microorganisms. These bio surfactants are gentler and more compatible with your skin's needs. Consider using the Clarifying Oat Cleanser, which incorporates bio surfactants to cleanse your skin effectively while maintaining its natural balance.

Embrace pH balanced products:

  1. Maintaining the pH balance of your skin is crucial for a healthy complexion. Your skin naturally has a pH level of around 5.5. Using cleansers with a high pH, such as Castile soap or bar soap with a pH of 9-11, can disrupt your skin's delicate balance and damage its protective barrier. Opt for pH balanced products that respect your skin's natural acidity, helping to preserve its integrity and overall health.

Gentle plant actives over strong actives:

  1. While strong actives like high concentrations of vitamin C or frequent chemical exfoliation might promise quick results, they can also compromise your skin's barrier function. Instead, explore the benefits of gentle plant actives that offer similar results without causing unnecessary harm. For brightening, consider using strawberry extract; for preventing breakouts, elderberry can be a valuable ingredient; and for addressing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, Bakuchiol is a fantastic option. Try the Brightening Fruit Essence for a natural glow, and the Renewing Flower Serum for wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation.

Be cautious with fragrance and essential oils:

  1. Fragrance and essential oils may add a pleasant scent to skincare products, but they can also sensitize and irritate the skin, particularly if it's sensitive or prone to inflammation. To protect your skin's healing journey, it's advisable to avoid products with added fragrance and essential oils. Instead, opt for fragrance-free options that prioritize your skin's health and minimize the risk of adverse reactions.

Embarking on a skin healing journey requires a mindful approach and careful consideration of the products you choose. By avoiding harsh surfactants, high pH products, excessive vitamin C, routine exfoliation, and being mindful of fragrance and essential oils, you can support your skin's healing process and achieve a healthier complexion. Remember, each skin journey is unique, so it's important to listen to your skin's needs and consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional if you have specific concerns or conditions. Share your thoughts in the comments below and let us know if these tips were helpful on your own skin healing journey. Here's to radiant and healthy skin! P.S. never treat your self-care as an afterthought, a mother’s care is just as important as the baby’s!

May 12, 2023 — Kyra Venable

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