When your skin just isn’t feeling right and you could swear you’ve tried everything- what is there left to do?
We have all been been there...at some point in your skincare journey you’ve come upon a point where you feel like everything you’re doing for your skin is failing. Whether its acne, dry skin, or redness that just won’t go away, it can be frustrating to feel like you’re at the end of your rope when it comes to dealing with skin issues. When you get to that place, what do you do?
For starters, if you feel like all your skincare efforts are failing, it’s a good time to take a beat and take inventory of all the things you’ve been doing and products you've been using. Then compare that to how your skin is responding. For example, if you are washing your face twice a day and your skin is broken out and red, you might need to only wash once a day and maybe even switch to using a cleansing oil in order to help restore your skin’s natural protective barrier and alleviate the irritation. Another example is if you have very dry skin and find yourself moisturizing multiple times a day to without relief. In this case, switching to a more nourishing and protective moisturizer, like raw African Shea butter, and gently exfoliating with enzymes a couple of times a week could be all that’s needed to fix the concern.
Another approach is to visit a professional and check for any underlying issues like food allergies or hormonal imbalances that might be the source of your hard to fix skin issues. Using high quality natural skincare products is integral to maintaining the overall health of your skin, but it’s not the only factor that influences your skin health and you might find that the foods you eat or don’t eat have an equal effect on skin health.
Additionally, the ingredients in your skincare products are also extremely important to research and vet. If your skin is going through it, take a look at the the label and see what's in the products you use. If you don’t recognize the ingredients, you might want to consider switching to something with less additives and more actives. Treat yourself to natural skincare. Treat yourself to better skincare. Treat yourself to healthy skin.