Unlocking the secret to radiant skin lies in nurturing your skin barrier, the guardian of your skin's health. Nature offers a plethora of ingredients that can fortify and protect your skin against environmental stressors.
We explore how you can fortify, glow and strengthen your skin barrier in this guide with advice and natural ingredients to help you achieve a healthy, vibrant complexion by embracing the power of nature.
UNDERSTANDING THE SKIN BARRIER:
Hydration and Nutrients from within:
Sip on water infused with natural flavours like cucumber or mint to hydrate your skin from the inside out and consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and nuts for essential vitamins and antioxidants.
Topical application of natural oils like rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, or evening primrose oil can provide additional nutrients to support skin health, such as our L'ORGANIQ Detoxifying Cellulite Body Oil which includes all the aforementioned 100% natural oils, an effective blend to combat cellulite, stretch-marks and scars.
Opt for skincare products containing natural humectants such as aloe vera and plant-based glycerin for external hydration. Dehydrated skin around the eyes is often an ageing giveaway causing fine lines and creases. The L'ORGANIQ Pro-Age Eye Cream's formula contains both aloe vera and vegetable glycerin as well as hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture.
Gentle cleansing with plant extracts:
Choose a gentle cleanser enriched with natural ingredients like chamomile or coconut oil to cleanse without disrupting your skin's natural oils. Experiment with oil cleansing using botanical oils such as jojoba, argan, or almond oil for a nourishing cleanse. For a natural, gentle exfoliation, consider ingredients like fruit enzymes such as papaya, with pumice or cranberry seeds to gently slough away dead skin cells. Our L'ORGANIQ Radiance Cleanser provides daily cleansing with essential vitamins and minerals blended with natural brightening fruit extracts including papaya, strawberry and melon, and for a gentle weekly exfoliating treatment, the L'ORGANIQ Clarifying Skin Polish is a nourishing facial scrub that is rich with vitamins A, C and E to clear pores and hydrate skin to the deepest layers
Additional Sun Protection with Plant-Based Oils:
We cannot emphasis enough how important it is to use a good SPF daily as part of your skincare routine and for additional protection, use skincare with natural skin shielding oils like red raspberry or carrot seed oil and vitamin C. Our L'ORGANIQ Vitamin Boost Facial Serum, a daily serum with a potent blend of antioxidant protection with vitamin A to improve discoloration, vitamin E to heal and vitamin C to help shield the skin from damaging free radicals.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHY SKIN BARRIER:
Ceramides from Botanical Sources:
Look for skincare products containing ceramides derived from plant sources like konjac root, hemp seed oil, or sunflower seed oil for barrier reinforcement.
Hyaluronic Acid from Plant Extracts:
Seek products featuring natural hyaluronic acid sources such as aloe vera gel, rose water, or extracts from hibiscus or marshmallow root.
Niacinamide from Plant-Based Sources:
Choose natural sources of niacinamide like green peas, avocados, or mushrooms for both internal consumption and as part of your skincare routine.
Harness the power of antioxidants from botanicals like green tea, grape seed extract, or pomegranate seed oil to protect your skin from free radicals.
Essential Fatty Acids from Plant Oils:
Include plant-based oils rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, such as flaxseed oil, chia seed oil, or hemp seed oil, in your skincare routine.
Embrace the beauty of natural, vegan ingredients to nurture and strengthen your skin barrier. By incorporating plant-based hydration, gentle cleansing, and nutrient-rich elements, you can achieve a radiant complexion while staying true to nature. Consistent use of these natural remedies, coupled with a mindful diet, will contribute to the overall health and resilience of your skin; strengthening and improving your skin's barrier against the stresses of day-to-day life.