Dry and sensitive skin comes with many problems, sometimes it can be very hard to treat as a result. Unfortunately many of us can turn to store bought products hoping that it’s the answer to our problems, and it isn’t. Going natural and organic to treat dry and sensitive skin is the way forward. There are many natural alternatives to treating dry and sensitive skin that’s actually nourishing for your skin and is half the price of store bought products, going natural and organic is cost effective in the long run, though natural alternatives do seem expensive at first glance, when you weigh up the pros and cons and when you buy in bulk, you’ll soon see otherwise.
Having suffering from dry skin myself, I do see a considerable difference when using alternative and natural products. As stated in previous posts; when using store bought products my own personal experience has been that they dry up my skin and cause it to be more sensitive than what it already was before, thus irritating my skin even more. Which is completely the opposite of what I wanted!
My natural favourites are:
-Honey egg yolk and olive oil face mask
-Olive oil based products; such as cleansing milk with an olive oil base (found in Greece only, don’t know if you can get this worldwide, they are an organic and not tested on animal brand)
-Oil cleansing with avocado oil and chamomile essential oil
-Shea butter applied directly onto my skin
-Rose water as a toner
-Milk and honey and oatmeal soap
I attempted to use coconut oil, as I’ve read the numerous positive reviews about using this on your skin, but unfortunately it made me break out when I used it on my face, so I’ve had to resort to other natural alternatives (stated above), I do however use coconut oil on the rest of my body and have noticed amazing results. For elsewhere other than my face, I can back up the claims of coconut oil being a miracle oil.
My standard routine:
*At least three times a week I exfoliate my skin using a milk and honey and oatmeal face mask, and soap. This is an integral part of my skin care.*
Wash my face with a product I bought from Greece that is a cleansing milk base with olive oil which is very soothing and nourishing for the skin, contains vitamins A & E. Then I use rose water as a toner.
I exfoliate with my milk and honey and oatmeal facial mask, then do a simple oil cleansing with avocado oil and chamomile essential oil, and apply shea butter to my face directly after the oil cleanse. (Note; this may not be for everyone, but as someone who suffers from dry and sensitive skin, then I’ve found that for me this is one of the few things that work.)
At least once-twice a week, I apply my Kaolin Clay, Honey and Rose Water Face mask, which I’ve wrote the recipe for down here and can be found in my archives.
Also drinking plenty of water is of a big help and importance.