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Soft materials ’will prevent inflammation of sore skin’
While using natural beauty products can help soothe irritated skin and hydrate a dry, flaky complexion, it is worthwhile choosing soft materials that will not inflame skin on cold winter days.
According to Kimberley Carter of the British Association of Dermatologists, a downpour can not only make us feel miserable, it can harm our skin’s natural barrier function.
"Wet, soggy clothing can chafe the skin, leaving it looking red and sore," she pointed out.
"Protect your skin with warm clothing whilst outside and try to choose soft materials that won’t scratch or irritate your skin. If the rain makes your clothes damp, ensure that you change into something dry as soon as possible and don’t leave wet clothes in contact with your skin, to prevent irritation or chafing."
Ms Carter also noted that moving from wet, cold environments into warm, dry ones can be bad for our complexion, leading to blood vessels in the skin rapidly changing size to account for the fluctuating temperature.
To avoid looking "flushed and weather beaten", the skin expert advised avoiding sudden changes in temperature wherever possible.
Your skin might also need extra hydration to stop the flakiness, so invest in some herbal oils to give quick relief.
Avocado oil and olive oil are particularly useful in rehydrating skin because they are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. Olive oil is a good emollient too, keeping water in the cells where it is needed and allowing damaged cells on the surface of the skin to repair themselves.
If you think your dry skin could be a result of a fungal infection, try adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil and applying the mixture to the affected area. This should prevent cracking and acts as a disinfectant to keep bacteria out of broken skin.
Posted by Laura Andrews
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks