By Trinity Cooper

It is always hard trying to find the right skincare products for your skin.

Everyone’s skin is different, from dry to oily.

But luckily there is more than likely a skincare product out there for you.

Whether you need a skin product for pores, wrinkles, acne, scars, or redness. there is a product out there for you.

Throughout this post, I will be talking about what is good for your skin and what natural products you can use for your skin including some DIY tips.

Along with dermatology-tested products and cruelty-free because who doesn’t love a cruelty-free product that harms no little floofball.

Suffering from skin problems?

Skin problems come in a variety of different forms from redness to acne to serious pores (whiteheads, blackheads). But whether you’re suffering from bouts of teenage acne or persistent redness, read on to find my top tips and hints for easing your skin’s complaints – and improving your happiness!

What are pores?

 Pores are those tiny holes in your skin that release sweat and oils. You can only see them if you get up close and personal with a mirror – but next time you climb out of a hot steamy shower, take a closer look in the mirror and check out yours. 

What can you do about redness? 

Skin redness can have many different causes, including burns, allergic reactions, infections, and some health conditions. Certain causes are more severe than others and may require medical treatment.

More in-depth on causes consist of:

  • Sunburn
  • Dermatitis or eczema
  • Heat rash
  • Shingles 
  • Lupus

Using products that contain niacinamide, sulfur, allantoin, caffeine, liquorice root, chamomile, aloe, and cucumber. These can all help reduce redness; I love these products.

Acne, what is it? 

Acne is a form of skin condition that affects nearly everyone once in their life. And unfortunately, it’s not just teenagers. 

Acne can strike at various times throughout your life – whether in pregnancy, at menopause, or, for some people, at times of stress. A bad diet and a lack of a healthy lifestyle can also contribute to outbreaks.

It causes spots and causes your skin to become very oily and sometimes hot or even painful to touch.

The best way to clear this up is to use benzoyl peroxide –  how it works is by killing off the bacteria underneath the skin as well as helping any pores you have shed dead skin cells and excess sebum which is an oil our skin creates. 

To obtain this product you can buy it over the counter at your local pharmacy.

Now although this product is mostly safe there are some side effects, such as this product works by peeling away any dead skin, and sometimes this can lead to dryness, redness, or excessive peeling. 

Another side effect can be itching or irritation at the site of the application. Also do not use it if you are sunburnt. 

If you have sensitive skin, it’s also not recommended that you use this product either.

A few products u could recommend include :

  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Wash- this face wash is great for cleaning out pores and calming down acne.
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Face Wash- this face wash is a great all-rounder, it’s effective yet gentle.
  • PCA SKIN Smoothing Facial Toner-although face toning isn’t essential it can help remove pore-clogging debris. This toner is also good because it’s alcohol-free, meaning it won’t strip skin of essential moisture.

‘Au Naturelle’

A lot of natural commodities sourced by mother nature can be super beneficial for your skin. The main one I can think of is aloe vera, which I cannot praise enough.

Dry skin? Aloe vera

Sunburn? Aloe vera

Lines or wrinkles? Aloe vera

The list goes on and here are a few other natural sources that are good for your skin.

Green tea extract- great anti-inflammatory for your skin.

Liquorice extract- helps with redness and rosacea.

Oats- soothes the skin and skin irritations such as eczema

Soy- can help brighten dull skin and is a well recommended and cheaper alternative to stronger prescription products.

Witch hazel- if you have oily skin this can help control it but can also hydrate your skin, 2 in 1.

DIY Tips, just for you.

1.       Honey is a great natural moisturiser and helps keep wrinkles away. 

(Apply 1-2 tablespoons of honey regularly to the face and neck.)

2.      Rose water has a very natural soothing effect and softens your skin.

(Mix two teaspoons of rose water and half a teaspoon of lime and apply every alternate day.)

3.      Papaya can rejuvenate and hydrate your skin.

(Make a smooth paste of ripe papaya and add a little water, then apply to the face.) 

4.     Egg white- this helps to get rid of clogged skin pores.

(Mix some egg whites with yoghurt and apply to your face.)

5. Yogurt is a great natural moisturizer for dry skin and skin irritated by sunburn or windburn.

(Blend yoghurt with honey and milk and gently exfoliate your skin with this mix.)

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