Healthy Skin Routine

Simple and gentle tips to improve and maintain your skin health. A healthy, safe skin-care routine for you should revolve around one word: gentle. There are many skincare products made which contain irritating ingredients that are not good for your skin, but there are many alternatives!

We sometimes (kids especially) like to explore new things, and by doing so, unfortunately we become more prone to rashes, bruises and skin infections. Sometimes a poisonous plant or a bug bite can cause irritation and itchiness. Bruises might be very common with your child if he/she has an active lifestyle. Act immediately to avoid its severity in order to eliminate chances of further infection. Nature's Aid is a great first aid and used as a multipurpose for pretty much everything. It contains only 5 ingredients: aloe vera, witch hazel, Vitamin E , tea tree oil and rosemary. The less ingredients, the less chances for allergic reactions.

Maintaining head-to-toe hygiene is a must for everyone. Make sure to wash your hands and face regularly with soap, especially after coming back from work, school and after playing. Heavily scented cleansers or harsh soaps can cause dryness. Many of us are allergic to perfumes, dyes and detergents. Opt for mild soaps such as Dr. Bronners baby unscented castile soap that is specialized for delicate skin. Bathing in the evening will also help unwind and keep germs away.

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, can be described as a variety of skin rashes ranging from small sections of skin that are slightly itchy, dry and irritated to chronically inflamed and crusted areas covering the entire body and can have extensive itching. It can have multiple appearances, look and feel completely different from person to person. Whether it is due to genetics, environmental factors, diet, or stress, many eczema cases have uncertain causes. Because there is no cure, the best treatment is to reduce the symptoms, especially the itchiness.

Pharmaceutical-based treatments such as corticosteroid ointments, immunosuppressants and antihistamines can have severe long-term damaging effects on the skin and other interactions. Making sure the skin is kept moisturized regularly can reduce eczema symptoms. AOR has an eczema cream that is gentle and contains effective natural ingredients to hydrate and target the symptoms. It contains oatmeal to soothe and improve the skin barrier. Topical B12 and nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) have also been shown in human clinical studies to reduce the severity of eczema in as little as two weeks in both children and adults. It also contains MSM to reduce redness and itching, great for rosacea too!