When it comes to choosing skincare products for yourself, it can be a challenge finding your way around all the nasty chemically-laden products that line the drugstore shelves today.
So choosing skin care products for your children can seem an impossible task. If you want to avoid plastering your own skin in chemicals, then naturally you want to take even bigger precautions when it comes to your kids.
If you head into your local drugstore, you may be overwhelmed by the many options available for kids, but your overwhelm may soon turn to shock when you see the ingredient labels of most of these products.
Children are no exception when it comes to the addition of chemicals to products and these synthetics may only contribute to, or worsen, already existing skin issues.
Fortunately, there are natural options available that will help to protect and soothe your little one’s skin.
Keep reading to learn a little more about some of the most common skin issues children are subject to and how to treat them, naturally.
This frustrating condition is extremely common in young children and involves skin inflammation, the most common being atopic dermatitis.
This condition can affect anywhere on the body but is most commonly seen on the face and scalp of toddlers. It’s characterized by an angry red and itchy rash with small dry pustules that only get worse when scratched. Eczema can seriously impair your child’s quality of life so it’s important to nip it in the bud quickly.
Hives are red welts, caused by chemicals in the body called histamines, as an immune response to an array of various substances such as pollen, dust, pet fur or certain foods or medications, just to name a few. It’s hard to figure out the root cause, but if your child has difficulty breathing be sure to call an ambulance immediately.
Also known as school sores, these pesky blisters are super contagious and are a result of bacteria. They usually appear around the mouth and nose as small, red and itchy blisters that break open to ooze yellow pus and then form a brown scab. They are usually treated with antibiotics, as well as topical applications to kill the bacteria.
This is a chronic skin condition in which areas of skin become inflamed and red and covered in flaky white skin. This is an inflammatory condition that’s caused by skin cells being produced more quickly than normal and resulting in these raised plaques of skin.
All of these conditions are a result of inflammation and the best way to quickly soothe this inflammation is by applying a topical cream that has anti-inflammatory properties. Our body cream is ideal as it contains our key ingredient, Sea Buckthorn,an absolute superstar ingredient for reducing inflammation thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Daily application of our creams will not only help to heal and prevent infection, they will provide instant soothing relief so your little one can enjoy happy, itch free skin.
Our Sea Berry Seed Oilis perfect for more severe cases of eczema, psoriasis or any other inflammatory skin condition. Gently dab some of this wonderful oil onto affected areas. Its naturally calming and healing properties can, in many cases, provide instant soothing relief.
It’s just as important to pay attention to your child’s diet as foods that cause inflammation in the body can cause or worsen these conditions. Ensure your child has a balanced diet with lots of healthy whole grains, fruits, veggies, and fish.
For a delicious and wonderful anti-inflammatory treat, try our Omega-7 Blend. A deliciously fruity and tart nutritious boost that kids love!
And you’ll love knowing they’re getting safe, whole food nutritional support for a healthier body and healthier skin
Every few years it seems there’s a new “it” trend when it comes to skin care. You remember the headlines you saw about coconut oil and turmeric, right? And let’s not forget about charcoal! What most people don’t realize is that these are not just “phases” but merely ancient knowledge resurfacing decades, and even centuries later.
What’s the latest trend sweeping through the natural skin care web? As Delicious Living recently spotlighted in their blog, the “newest” Anti-aging all star is… drum roll please… collagen!
What is collagen?
Found all throughout our bodies organs and tissues—skin, bones and joints, nails and hair—collagen is the most abundant protein that helps to keep wrinkles at bay by improving skin’s firmness, elasticity, and integrity, as well as keeping our bones and joints in tip top shape.
What’s the main problem people face with collagen?
While abundant in our younger years, once we reach 25, our body’s collagen production starts to noticeably decline. After this age, it becomes much harder to reverse the effects of aging and collagen loss.
How can I build up my collagen?
Health practitioners all over the world agree that the most readily available forms of collagen come from bone broth, poultry broth, as well as marine collagen. All these food sources have been shown to improve skin’s elasticity and smoothness.
But where are vegetarians and vegans, who naturally consider the above foods strictly “off limits” supposed to turn to for their collagen supplementation?
For the vegan who follows a meat-free lifestyle, don’t give up on collagen yet…
Remember a few paragraphs up when we mentioned that collagen is a protein? Just like other proteins, this means that it is made up of building blocks, or, amino acids. Amino acids come together with a little help from vitamin C. Dean Nuels from AlgaeCal put it this way, “Think of amino acids like Lego pieces and vitamin C like your brilliant grandchild who can build the entire castle set with only one glance at the instructions.”
To put it even simpler… without vitamin C, there simply is no collagen!
So, any high quality, preferably plant and organic based source of vitamin C is an excellent collagen precursor, and right at the collagen frontier in skincare. With ten times the amount of vitamin C content of oranges, sea buckthorn is a plant based method of naturally stimulating collagen production in the body.
A few other vegetarian-friendly sources of vitamin C that will stimulate collagen include broccoli, red peppers, papaya, kiwi, and kale.