Blemishes, freckles, acne scars, and impurities are all signs of damaged skin, and while skin damage is a natural progression of maturing, its onset can also be prolonged. Skin damage can affect self-esteem, cause premature ageing and distresses our skin’s protective layering.
Understanding how to repair damaged skin naturally provides a gentle remedy to restore, replenish, and protect your skin from pollutants, bacteria and harsh environmental elements.
What Causes Skin Damage?
Skin damage is inevitable for everyone and its prevention can be both within or out of our control. Common causes of skin damage can include sun damage from UV exposure, dehydration, excessive alcohol or drug intake, cigarette smoke and scars from picking blemishes. It can also be a sign of stress, harsh skincare treatments or overexposure to environmental factors such as dry heat, wind, ocean water or chlorine pool water.
When we experience an overload of these factors, it causes distress to our skin’s protective “epidermis” layer, making it more vulnerable to bacteria and pollutants. When this occurs, our skin has trouble holding in moisture, nutrients and anything else it needs to stay healthy.
Like any other organ in our body, our skin needs balance, hydration, rest and nutrients to maintain its healthy glow and to keep our immune system strength up. When our skin is damaged, our immune system tends to struggle to keep up with the damages, and over time, our repair mode will be less effective.
Although skin damage is a natural sign of ageing, there are ways to prevent premature or unnecessary damage to your skin.
Signs of Damaged Skin
Damaged skin can be easily distinguished by any signs of imbalance, impurities or blemishes. Visible signs of damaged skin may include:
- Acne scars and damaged pores
- Fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Flakiness, dry skin and uneven skin tone
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots
- Sagging skin or loss of skin elasticity
- Imbalanced oil production
The Benefits of Natural Ingredients for Damaged Skin
Between redness, acne, UV exposure, fine lines and wrinkles, skin damage is often unavoidable. Using natural ingredients smooths, restores and repairs damaged skin while offering protection against environmental damage.
Natural ingredients gently promote healing, boost skin cell growth and reduce the appearance of blemishes, scars and stretch marks without stripping your skin with harsh chemicals.
12 Natural Ingredients to Repair Damaged Skin
Sunburns easily aggravate the skin, leaving it to feel raw and extremely dehydrated and tender. Using natural ingredients to treat sunburn offer gentle relief to soothe, hydrate and protect the skin from radical damage from pollutants and further environmental damage. Here are eight natural ingredients that are known to help treat and soothe sunburn:
Avocado oil is packed with Vitamin A, B1, B2, D and E and beta carotene to soothe and moisture dry and distressed skin. Packed with fatty acids, avocado oil protects against sun-damaged skin and promotes collagen production.
Rosehip oil is great for treating burns, scars, and stretch marks and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Filled with antioxidants and a high concentration of linoleic and oleic fatty acids, rosehip oil repairs skin and promotes tissue regeneration, perfect for skin repair.
With its astringent properties, hazelnut oil deeply penetrates, cleanses and tones skin. Hazelnut oil also stimulates the circulatory system while tightening your pores and protects your skin to help bring back your healthy glow.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil is known for being extremely helpful for dry, dehydrated skin. With its natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, sandalwood essential oil is great to relieve itching and inflammation for distressed skin.
Apricot Kernal Oil
Apricot kernel oil is rich in linoleic and oleic fatty acids, allowing for it to easily absorb to repair damaged or distressed skin. As a natural protectant for the skin's barrier, apricot kernel oil replenishes and revitalises skin while combating fine lines and signs of ageing.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil has an extremely high fatty acid content to promote skin elasticity, reduce redness, repairs skin and evens skin tone. It is known to decrease the signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Evening primrose oil also encourages skin cell production, making it perfect for replenishing and rejuvenating damaged and dehydrated skin.
Neroli Essential Oil
This floral-like essential oil has made its name for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and is perfect for soothing damaged skin. Neroli essential oil improves skin elasticity, stimulates skin cell growth and rejuvenates ageing and sensitive skin. With natural antioxidant properties, neroli essential oil also protects skin against infection and environmental damage from external pollutants.
Shea butter is a favourite for soothing skin while reducing the appearance of minor scars and stretch marks while deeply penetrating the skin to repair and restore epidermal barriers. With a high concentration of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ageing abilities and fatty acids, shea butter protects against radical damage, retains moisture and offers a nourishing replenishment to gently repair damaged skin.
Sea buckthorn is rich in Vitamins A, C, and E and is highly concentrated with omega-3 and omega-7 fatty acids and is great for skin elasticity. When absorbed into the skin, sea buckthorn replenishes moisture while reducing redness, making it a great option for soothing and repairing damaged skin. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing and moisture retention.
Camellia Tea Oil
Rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, Camellia tea oil is filled with antioxidants for protection against radical damage to repair damaged skin. Camellia tea oil is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties and fatty acids to increase skin elasticity and leave your skin feeling soothed and smooth. It deeply penetrates into the skin to lock in moisture while reducing the appearance of stretch marks and minor scars, perfect for repairing damaged skin.
Hemp Seed Oil
With an extremely high concentration of fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties, hemp seed oil is perfect for soothing and repairing damaged skin. Hemp seed oil is packed with linoleic and oleic acids, omega-3 and omega-6, it also matches lipids in our body while promoting collagen production. As it deeply absorbs into our skin, hemp seed oil is perfect for moisture retention, leaving your skin feeling repaired and smooth.
Jojoba oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural antioxidant to encourage healing and balance oil production in your skin. It is known for increasing skin elasticity and moisture retention to soothe dehydrated, damaged skin while deeply penetrating underneath the surface to heal and protect the skin barrier. Jojoba oil also reduces redness, dryness, and is great for fading stretch marks and minor scars, making it perfect for nourishing damaged skin.
Discover Black Chicken Remedies Natural Body Balms, Body Oils & Face Serums
Black Chicken Remedies provide a unique range of natural body balms, natural body oils, and natural face serums to soothe, repair and heal damaged skin by increasing moisture retention and skin elasticity. Our natural skincare products help hydrate, nourish and rejuvenate damaged skin while protecting against external pollutants and toxins.
Filled with natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, our product range offers a cruelty-free alternative to protect from damage and UV exposure without the use of harsh chemicals.
Balm of Ages Body Balm
What is Balm of Ages?
Our Balm of Ages encompasses a nourishing combination of sea buckthorn, camellia tea oil, shea butter, jojoba oil and hemp seed oil in one multi-purpose organic body balm. This 100% natural remedy protects against radical damage, repairs skin barriers and promotes healing as it hydrates, replenishes and repairs dehydrated, damaged and irritated skin.
How to Apply Balm of Ages
To apply for damaged skin, rub a small amount onto your hands until it melts then apply to skin and any areas of concern, including face, elbows, behind the knees, and arms.
For more information on how to apply Balm of Ages, check out our video guide.
Love Your Body Oil
What is Love Your Body Oil?
Our award-winning Love Your Body Oil combines a nourishing vegan remedy of avocado oil, rosehip oil, hazelnut oil, sandalwood essential oil and geranium essential oil to repair and restore your skin. Packed with vitamins A, B1, B1, D, E and beta carotene, Love Your Body Oil deeply penetrates the skin to encourage cell regeneration and repair while improving skin tone and elasticity.
Love Your Body Oil actively stimulates red blood cells, relieving tension, anxiety and rheumatic pain while reducing the appearance of minor scars and blemishes. It also balances sebum production and intensely hydrates your skin, making it ideal for restoring damaged skin to its former glory.
How to Apply Love Your Body Oil
To apply Love Your Body Oil for damaged skin you can apply it to damp skin and all over your body after a shower or bath for some love and nourishment. It’s also a great addition when added to a bath to relax and soothe your mind and body.
Love Your Face Serum
What is Love Your Face Serum?
Our Love Your Face Serum expertly combines a vegan, award-winning remedy of evening primrose oil, neroli essential oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil and Vitamin E. Packed with fatty acids and antioxidants, Love Your Face Serum intensely hydrates and deeply penetrates the skin, making it perfect for damaged, dehydrated, and problematic skin.
This 100% natural organic face serum reduces fine lines, dark circles and combats against environmental damage while minimising signs of redness, large pores and sun damage. Our Love Your Face Serum also stimulates cell growth and balances skin tone and oil production, leaving your skin feeling smooth and nourished.
How to Apply Love Your Face Serum
Add a few drops onto your face and gently pat onto your skin, avoiding contact with the eyes every morning and night. Perfect for daily use.
For more information on how to apply Love Your Face Serum, check out our video guide.
Importance of a Natural Skincare Routine
A natural skincare routine provides a powerful source of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins to replenish, repair and hydrate damaged and dehydrated skin. Packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, using natural ingredients to heal damaged skin heals epidermal barriers. It also replenishes moisture and protects your skin from radical damage and UV exposure.
Enjoy a Natural Skincare Routine with Black Chicken Remedies
Black Chicken Remedies provide a unique, all-natural skincare range without the use of damaging chemicals and toxins. Using natural ingredients can be easily implemented into any skincare routine to hydrate and soothe dry, dehydrated and damaged skin.