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Top Natural Ingredients for Dry Skin

Ayurvedika Skincare Top Natural Ingredients for Dry Skin

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Keep your skin glowing all year round


Even though not everyone celebrates the change of the seasons, sometimes, it’s time to start changing some routines. Whether it be getting ready to shovel a little snow from your porch every day or getting ready for summer allergies, you must make the necessary changes to ensure you stay healthy inside and out throughout all seasons. 

One of the most commonly overlooked changes that should take place is in your skincare habits. Although dry skin can be problematic all year, the colder months may be extra challenging. You can do some things to help your dermis stay healthy and fresh, and the most important one is to look at the ingredients in your skincare products. Maintaining nice and glowy skin is not just about looking good but also about helping your skin function properly as a barrier between the outside and the inside. 

 

Help your skin´s function as a barrier from damage

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“In the winter, rapidly changing temperatures, from heated indoors to cold outdoors environments, can affect the capillaries, and prolonged exposure to wet weather can strip the skin’s barrier function.”  (Wiley, 2018)


As a result of constant exposure to changing temperatures, the little capillaries right underneath the skin may be ruptured, and you may look a bit flushed or deal with unwanted redness. Also, as the air is colder, your skin may get dryer and have a more challenging time retaining its moisture.

Oils are readily praised for their ability to act as a sealing barrier for the skin after applying a moisturizing agent. Take a look at the top natural ingredients and their benefits to help your skin stay well and beautiful all year round. You don’t have to sacrifice a skincare routine that is good for you and good for the planet to stay beautiful and healthy. And, remember, all of these ingredients are found in our natural and organic products

 

 Aloe Vera

 

Aloe Vera

For centuries, Aloe Vera has been used due to its healing properties. The skin absorbs it up to 4 times faster than water, making it an excellent ally for dehydrated skin. It also unclogs the pores while supplying moisture and nutrients. While broadly recognized for healing wounds and mild burns, it also helps mediate the skin’s aging process. It contains polysaccharides and gibberellins, which help develop new cells and reduce inflammation and redness.

 

You can find Aloe Vera in our Vata Replenishing Moisturizer, which protects the skin’s outermost layer while sealing in moisture, specially designed for dryer skin types.

 

Argan Oil

Argan Oil

Certain skin types absorb smaller or larger molecules better, depending on their unique properties. Argan Oil helps everyone, as its molecular size, weight, and absorption rate fall right in the middle and are easily absorbed by all skin types. 

This oil is a fantastic component due to its many, many benefits. It’s a natural emollient and can successfully repair the skin’s barrier function and balance and regulate sebum production.

Argan Oil is packed with lipids, vitamins A & E, and polyphenols. It’s a solid base for any skincare product that can help maintain elasticity and suppleness in the skin while caring for damaged or sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory attributes.

You can find Argan Oil in our Regenerating Serum, a blissful solution for overall dryness and a great ally to treat fine lines around the eyes and lips
 

Evening Primrose Oil

 

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil is extracted from the plant’s seeds. This plant has traditionally been used by Native Americans to treat bruises and wounds. The extract of the evening primrose holds general anti-inflammatory properties.

The Omega-6 contained in this oil helps smooth the skin and improve its elasticity, moisture levels, and firmness. Its linoleic acid levels help preserve a good skin tone and prevent dryness. Thanks to its gamma-linolenic acid, evening primrose oil is excellent at treating particular skin issues such as atopic dermatitis and eczema. 

It’s very suitable for sensitive and irritated skin, as it aids with skin difficulties that involve inflammatory processes. It can also be great for dry and mature skins, as the oil has agents, such as calcium, that seal in moisture and preserves the skin’s natural moisture levels.
You can find Evening Primrose Oil in our Regenerating Serum; it’s great for everybody and ideal for dry and mature skin as it relieves dryness. 

Jojoba Oil

 Jojoba Oil

Applying Jojoba oil to your skin is highly beneficial because of its similarity to your own natural sebum, as it contains a variety of fatty acids. It will never clog your pores; instead, it will penetrate your skin’s deeper layers, providing rich nutrients, and actively nourishing it. 

Jojoba oil is extremely rich in vitamins E & B. It also has plenty of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and emollient properties. Its humectant qualities help seal in moisture, and it delays the appearance of wrinkles because of its ferulic acid content.  

You can find Jojoba Oil in our Regenerating Oil, a gentle cleanser that treats the skin with powerful nutrients & antioxidants, regenerating its unique glow; excellent for all skin types.

 

Rice Bran Oil

 

Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil, which comes from rice, favorably protects and soothes skin due to its squalene content. It is an exceptional hydrating and anti-aging ingredient and a potent antioxidant because of its beta-carotene content.

 

It is excellent for all skin types. It moisturizes dry skin, treats inflammatory issues such as rosacea, provides relief for delicate and sensitive skin, and balances oily skin.

 

Due to its ferulic acid levels, it is also a great defense against pollution and UV rays. And, because it contains a unique ingredient, Gamma-oryzanol, it helps improve circulation and even skin tone while also aiding in reducing under-eye puffiness. It has superb anti-inflammatory qualities as it has vitamin E, and its oleic acid levels support the skin´s capability to retain its firmness and elasticity.

This is an absolute powerhouse ingredient. Its potential benefits are incredible, and it´s a must for beautiful, glowing skin

You can find Rice Bran Oil in our Vata Replenishing Moisturizer, which creates synergy with nature’s richest oils to offer your skin protection and moisture.

 

 

Rosehip Oil


Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is packed with vitamins A & C, which help diminish signs of aging and repair damaged skin. It has plenty of antioxidant ingredients and essential fatty acids, which nourish the skin and provide suppleness. Its astringent properties diminish the appearance of pores and brighten the skin’s complexion.

When combined, anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A & C, the result is a potent mixture that can fade scars and hyperpigmentation. This unique combo can also provide protection against damage from oxidation and boost the skin’s collagen production.

  

It is beneficial for all skin types, as it nourishes dry skin and soothes sensitive skin. It greatly assists with acne-prone skin and breakouts because of its high vitamin E and anthocyanin contents, which successfully treat such inflammatory skin conditions.

 

It’s high in Omega 3 & 6, so it performs magnificently as an emollient and enhances the skin barrier function. It reduces the size of blemishes due to its linoleic acid content, and, packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & K, its regenerative and healing attributes are unmatched.

You can find Rosehip Oil in our Regenerating Serum, packed with other brightening and healing ingredients. It’s great for all skin types and a great ally to treat fine lines around the eyes and lips
 

Sesame Oil


Sesame Oil

The Queen of Oilseeds, sesame oil, is excellent for healing wounds, moisturizing, and softening skin. Super rich in antioxidants and both oleic and linoleic fatty acids, it is particularly beneficial for Vata and Kapha skins. This oil is mostly known for having a high vitamin K content, although it also contains vitamins B & E, but in lower quantities. As for minerals, it contains magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, and zinc.

 

Its anti-inflammatory qualities make it a great friend for sensitive skin. As it also restores skin, regenerates cell damage, and prevents aging due to its vitamin B content, it’s marvelous for mature skin. This timeless oil improves the skin’s general complexion and radiance while reducing UV damage, thanks to the many antioxidants it carries.
You can find Sesame Oil in our Vata Replenishing Moisturizer, which protects the skin’s outermost layer while sealing in moisture, specially designed for mature skin types.

 

Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Shea butter is recommended for calming Pitta and Vata skins because they tend to be dry. It is usually mixed with other natural ingredients such as jojoba oil or coconut oil to make it tridoshic and more suitable for the Kapha Dosha.

  

Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E & C, which help tone and soften the skin due to its healing properties. It also contains oleic, linoleic, and stearic acids, which are fatty acids that function as anti-inflammatory agents that reduce swelling and redness. It strengthens and regenerates skin by enhancing collagen production while repairing and soothing the skin. These nutrients enhance shea butter’s anti-aging effect, which, along with its ability to create a smooth and soft barrier that seals in moisture, helps relieve and nurture sensitive skin.

You can find Shea Butter in our Pitta Replenishing Moisturizer, which protects the skin’s outermost layer while sealing in moisture, specially formulated to tackle dullness and irritation that sensitive skin can develop.

 

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Top Natural Ingredients for Dry Skin Ayurvedika Skincare Quick Tips


Now that you have a better understanding and new tools in your kit, you can face the weather changes with glowing, healthy skin. Remember to always check if any products you are already using could have any adverse interactions with new products you might add to your skincare routine.

If you are not sure about your skincare type and needs, don´t hesitate to schedule a free skin consultation with our experts, so we can recommend the best products especially for you.

Always keep adequately hydrated, maintain a balanced diet, and consult with a licensed dermatologist if you have any concerns about more severe skin issues. Above all, enjoy your skincare routine; make it a ritual, a part of your every day that it´s a moment just for you, and feel amazing in your own skin