Skin damage is inevitable but not irreparable, there are some steps you can take to repair your skin naturally. These steps can be undertaken without subjecting the skin to harsh chemicals.
In this blog, we'll first discuss the ingredients that help repair damaged skin and then five practices to boost the damage repairing process.
5 Natural Ingredients To Heal Skin Damage.
Aloe Vera has the ability to repair the damage caused to skin due to UV rays from the sun. If you face a sunburn then applying aloe vera or aloe-based products can be the fastest way to heal it. Aloe Vera draws moisture into the skin and thus brings the skin back to an elastic state. Thus, we understand that aloe vera which is an anti-inflammatory agent is great for healing and moisturizing and is thus used in many skincare products.
Lavender has antibacterial and antifungal properties. This is a reason why Lavender is used in many skincare products. Lavender oil helps recover skin from skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema and prevents inflammation. Lavender of course aids the healing process and helps in the regeneration of wounded skin tissue.
Shea butter is an ingredient used in many moisturizers. This is because Shea butter is a hydrating agent which also aims at catalyzing the repair mechanism of the skin. The fatty acids present in Shea butter help with the regeneration of damaged skin and reduces scar tissue. Shea butter also reduces wrinkles, pigmentation, etc. and strengthens the skin.
Jojoba is a strong anti-irritation natural ingredient used in a lot of skincare products. It has a very similar action when compared to lavender. It is capable of healing sunburns, psoriasis, and eczema and relieving issues like chapped lips. Just like Shea Butter, even Jojoba is a moisturizing agent and prevents dryness in the skin by locking moisture thus avoiding skin damage.
Vitamin C helps as a restorative agent for damaged skin. It slows down the ageing process and works as an exfoliant and hydrating agent. It helps bring out the natural glow of the skin and strengthen it. Vitamin C also helps repair the damaged skin barrier. The skin barrier is the first line of defence of the skin that stops germs from penetrating into the skin. Vitamin C also repairs scars and inflammation.
5 Habits To Help Repair Skin Damage
Skincare is only half the battle to improve the health of the skin. It is equally important to implement some good habits to help repair skin damage.
It is good to involve skincare products that moisturize the skin in your skincare routine. However, apart from this, a great habit is to drink enough water and always stay hydrated. Drinking water provides your body with all the necessary equipment it needs to repair itself. When the skin is damaged, the body needs more water to keep enough strength to repair itself.
Working out or exercising increases blood circulation in the body. The oxygen is drawn to every cell properly which helps repair the damaged skin. Also, sweating helps clear the clogged pores and deeply cleanses the skin. Make sure you wash your face after you sweat so all the impurities pushed out during sweat don't get absorbed again.
Diet Full Of Antioxidants And Vitamin C
The body needs those specific nutrients that repair damaged skin and bring out the skin's glow as mentioned earlier. Vitamin C is a collagen agent and has antibacterial properties. Antioxidant-rich foods are well equipped with regeneration properties. Thus, they are used in exfoliants and many other skincare products. They can work wonders when combined with frequent hydration and exercise.
Exfoliation is necessary to repair damaged skin and is a great way to heal problems like acne, scars, etc. It wipes out the dead skin cells and cleans the pores thus helping with the regeneration process. It also helps produce more collagen which helps counter ageing by reducing wrinkles and improving skin's elasticity.
Protect The Skin Against Sun
If the skin is left unprotected, it will fall prey to the damage of the UV rays of the sun. Sun doesn't only damage the skin through sunburns but also by drying out the skin. It damages the skin barrier eventually letting bacteria penetrate through the skin. This explains why it's necessary to wear an SPF before you leave your house even in winter. Sun also speeds up the ageing process, therefore, the application of an SPF can counter that as well.
Repairing the skin in natural ways is more effective when compared to doing the same using chemicals. It's always good to combine the above-mentioned ingredients with the latter-mentioned habits for better results. It's necessary to make it a habit to take care of the skin rather than implementing any habit for a day or two and then forgetting it.