If you have a bad reaction to a cosmetic product, body wash or soap, chances are you have sensitive skin. Sensitive skin isn’t classified as a condition, rather, it is usually caused by other skin complaints. However, there are natural ingredients that you can easily implement into your skincare routine to help treat sensitive skin.
What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin usually occurs when the protective barrier is weakened or damaged. This can be the result of severe environmental damage or more commonly, an existing skin complaint. Some examples of these include:
When your skin lacks moisture and balanced oil production, it can become flakey, irritated, itchy, while appearing red and rough to the touch. Dry skin is usually caused by harsh exposure to UV light or radical damage or is a result of using chemically-based products. This will eventually cause your skin barriers to break down, leaving the skin exposed, damaged and susceptible to irritation, cracking and even bleeding.
Eczema is a skin complaint caused by the immune system overreacting to certain foods, allergens or chemicals. This results in a severe weakening of the skin’s protective barrier, causing it to become overly dry, and flare up in red, itchy or inflamed patches around the skin. The skin becomes extremely sensitive to UV exposure, chemically-based products, food and allergens.
Contact dermatitis occurs when the skin protective barrier becomes damaged, irritating the skin to make it inflamed, red, blister, and swell.
The Benefits of Natural Ingredients for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is easily aggravated by harsh, soap-based products, leaving the skin inflamed, irritated, and susceptible to more damage.
Adding natural ingredients to your daily skincare routine will help increase collagen production, improve circulation and repair damage caused by radicals and the environment. Using gentle, natural ingredients are highly recommended for those with sensitive skin to avoid causing further damage to the skin’s protective layer. It also provides a gentle alternative to promote healing and build up moisture.
5 Natural Ingredients for Sensitive Skin
Some natural ingredients are known to protect the skin’s barrier, deeply moisturise and nourish the skin. If you have sensitive skin, the following five ingredients can work to repair, protect and hydrate the skin:
Shea butter deeply moisturises the skin, promotes collagen production, cell growth and reduces the appearance of scarring and fine lines. With its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and anti-ageing abilities, shea butter protects against UV exposure and repairs the epidermal barrier. Shea butter also deeply penetrates the skin, replenishing moisture levels while smoothing the skin's complexion.
Sea buckthorn is a nutrient-rich ingredient filled with fatty acids, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory abilities. As a result, sea buckthorn is great for deeply moisturising the skin, protecting the skin barriers from environmental damage and reducing redness and irritation. Its ability to penetrate the skin’s layer and replenish moisture makes sea buckthorn perfect for sensitive skin.
Camellia Tea Oil
Camellia Tea Oil is a natural antioxidant and is filled with anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties to soothe dry, irritated and sensitive skin. It deeply penetrates below the skin and promotes new cell growth and healing of the skin’s barrier. Camellia tea oil is also rich in fatty acids to moisturise and protect against radical damage. With its ability to calm inflammation and reduce the appearance of scars, camellia tea oil is perfect for soothing sensitive skin.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is filled with fatty acids, anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants to moisturise, protect and nourish your skin. It can work to strengthen the skin’s barrier against environmental damage while reducing redness and irritation. It also prevents premature ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and scars.
Jojoba oil is considered to be a natural hypoallergenic so it’s great for sensitive or problematic skin. It also builds moisture retention and is filled with antioxidants and Vitamin E, so it’s great for calming areas of inflammation and promoting healing.
Discover Black Chicken Remedies’ Natural Body Balms
Black Chicken Remedies provide Australian made natural body balms made with 100% natural ingredients free from chemicals and toxins to hydrate and replenish your skin. Our multi-purpose, organic body balm is suitable for all skin types and is perfect for soothing sensitive skin.
Balm of Ages Body Balm
What is Balm of Ages?
Our Balm of Ages is an organic, multi-purpose balm to provide relief and protection for sensitive skin. Combining shea butter, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, camellia tea oil and sea buckthorn, the Balm of Ages, soothes, nourishes and calms easily irritated sensitive skin. It also works to protect the skin from radical damage and promotes healing.
This all-natural remedy is filled with anti-inflammatory properties, fatty acids and antioxidants, making it perfect for retaining moisture while reducing redness in sensitive skin.
Balm of Ages
Rub a small amount onto your hands until it melts then apply where needed. As a multi-purpose balm, you can also apply it to the skin and any other areas of concern, including the face, elbows, behind the knees, and arms.
For more information on how to apply Balm of Ages, check out our video guide.
Natural Remedies for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin is easily aggravated by extreme temperatures and products with synthetic parabens. If you have sensitive skin, here are a few other natural remedies to provide relief against irritation:
- Take shorter showers with warm water
- Avoid taking overly hot showers or baths
- Avoid harsh exfoliants
- Use essential oils instead of perfumes
- Use gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergent
- Use gentle fragrance-free and soap-free body wash
- Use organic or natural cleaning supplies
Importance of a Natural Skincare Routine
Sensitive skin needs all the love and nourishment it deserves. A natural skincare routine is not only suitable for all skin types but ideal for those who are at their wits end trying to find the right product without further aggravation. Natural ingredients offer a gentle, toxin-free alternative made from nature's best to ensure your skin gets the relief it needs.
Enjoy a Natural Skincare Routine with Black Chicken Remedies
Black Chicken Remedies offer natural body balms and skincare products made with natural ingredients can be easily implemented into any skincare routine. With a selection of natural remedies, Black Chicken Remedies offer a range of products to nourish and protect sensitive skin.