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Natural and Anti-Inflammatory Skincare

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Healthy skin is a goal of many. Regardless of type or tone, your skin’s health can be affected by a variety of environmental stressors causing inflammation, redness, and irritation. Internal and external factors such as diet, stress, pollution, sun exposure, and a compromised skin barrier can trigger such inflammation of the skin. The good news is that inflammation is natural response of your body protecting itself, and there are solutions to help keep this reaction at bay. Here is our guide to reducing inflammation, understanding the power of remedial ingredients, and your overall discovery of 100% natural and anti-inflammatory skincare. 
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What steps can I take towards reducing skin inflammation? 

There are no quick fixes when it comes to sustaining your body and skin’s health, consistent care is key. We do however have some recommendations, that you can embrace in your everyday life to help reduce swelling.  
A great way to start your day is by washing your face with cold water for anti-inflammatory benefits. Exposing your skin to cooler temperatures helps your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces blood flow to the area, changing the way blood and other fluids flow through your body. For example, when we injure ourselves, we apply ice to help reduce swelling and inflammation because of the effects the lower temperature has. Other beauty benefits of washing your face with cool water include preventing the formation of wrinkles, shrinking pores, and reducing sebum production. 
Our diet plays a big role to our skin’s health. Studies have shown that certain foods, such as saturated fats and salt cause pro-inflammatory activity. The Mediterranean diet for example, has been connected to healthy dietary habits that can help with inflammation. This diet consisting of the 80% rule of mostly plant-based foods, is rich in flavorful ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats. Delicious and nutritious, other health benefits include the support of brain function, gut microbial gene richness, heart health, among many more.  

Natural Ingredients 

With the quest to find solutions for inflamed skin, pharmaceutical intervention has proven to have significant side effects, leading researchers to look for naturally derived ingredients. Plant oils for example have been utilized for a variety of purposes throughout history and have been increasingly recognized by modern science for their positive effects in combating skin issues with their therapeutic benefits and antioxidant properties. Classified as ‘essential oils’, with topical skin application, plant oils have been found to help promote wound healing and help repair the skin barrier. For example our 100% natural Vitamin Rich ACDE Face Oil includes anti-inflammatory essential oil Borage, among other anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Tuberose Stem Cells, Blue Chamomile, Sunflower, and Sandalwood… improving your skin’s health with a cocktail of nourishing and vitamin-rich anti-inflammatory ingredients. 
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Skincare Solutions for Inflamed Skin 

Skin inflammation is not only restricted to the face. We offer a wide range of skincare solutions with soothing ingredients for both the face and body, with benefits to help balance mood and boost emotional wellbeing. Our active anti-inflammatory ingredients include Silk, Argan Oil, Pomegranate, Jojoba Oil, Blue Chamomile, Almond Oil, Boswellia, and many more. Some skin heroes include the SOS Body Balm, Feminine Happy Oil, Warming Anti-Breakout Face Mask, and Save-Face Serum
Discover more of our 100% natural functional skincare for the mind and body. 
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