Rashes thrive in hot and muggy weather, excessive sweating, and skin-chafing tight clothes. And for people with sensitive skin, this painful skin condition is a cause of serious concern.
However, genetics, hard water or chemicals in creams and cosmetics too can cause rashes. This problem does not discriminate based on gender or age group. It attacks all.
Babies, in particular, are highly prone to diaper rashes, and this can eventually lead to bruises from constant scratching.
Although we cannot control all the factors that cause rashes, we still have control over the cosmetics and personal care products that we use.
A recent study conducted by Columbia University Irving Medical Centre found that skin cells themselves may have the power to unmask rash-inducing chemicals. After several tests using commonly used creams, different kinds of toothpaste, shampoos and other personal care products, it was found that the prominent chemicals in these products like Balsam of Peru and Farnesol were allergy-inducing.
The most horrifying detail was that these toxic chemicals could cause permanent damage to the skin. Therefore, one of the preventive measures that you can take is to choose the right skincare products with skin-loving ingredients.
Here we list some measures that you can adopt to improve the quality of your skin and prevent it from further damage.
Oily? Combination? Dry? What is your Skin-type?
It’s a crucial step in skincare to identify your skin type before you go shopping for products. Various factors like the amount of oil your skin generates and weather conditions can tell you your skin type.
You can also choose skincare products for certain trigger areas of your face. There is a range of natural skin products available according to your skin type that can help soothe inflammation, repair damaged skin, moisturise and even prevent acne. You can check out some of these amazing natural products here.
And while you are at it, ensure that your list includes a cleanser, exfoliator and a moisturiser for all-round protection. If you have sensitive skin it is advisable to skip exfoliation.
Lazy mornings and burnt-out evenings are no excuses for neglecting your skin. It is an absolute must to follow an everyday step by step routine to guarantee softer, moisturised skin.
The key here is to follow through and complete the routine every day.
Cleansing, scrubbing (once a week), moisturising are the Holy Grail of skincare routines. After that, if you have time, then target specific areas like blackheads from nose, chin and forehead.
What’s in My Makeup?
There’s no better feeling than stepping out and looking your best! But in the long run, if you find your skin drying up fast or experience frequent acne breakouts, it means that your makeup may not be your best friend.
If you’re the kind of person that uses a BB or CC cream every day, it’s high time you switch to something natural. There is a range of brands that have come up with amazing cosmetics that are completely natural and vegan.
Disguise cosmetics, for instance, has an excellent range of lip colours made with natural oils that moisturise your lips while making you look fabulous.
Baby rashes? Remember, Less is More
When it comes to preventing or treating baby rashes, it is essential to steer clear of products laden with chemicals or fragrances. A natural diaper rash cream or a mild cold-pressed oil is a better option when it comes to such problems.
These natural creams repel water and create a safe space for rash healing. It is crucial to keep in mind that when it comes to your baby’s raw skin ‘less is more’.
Remember, it’s never too late to switch your personal care products and start an all-natural skincare regime.
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)
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