How to Maximize Natural Flower Power!
April showers may bring May flowers but with that also comes allergies! With spring in full-swing, sensitive skin can face some extra challenges with rising levels of pollen and dander in the air. On a brighter note, more flowers in bloom can mean more clean beauty remedies to help us get our glow on. As we say goodbye to winter, it's time to address our spring skin in the here and now. In the spirit of spring and its many skin allergies, let’s explore the best floral ingredients in beauty.
Chamomile Our first calming flower is one of the oldest herbal remedies dating back to ancient Egypt. Chamomile is a known anti-inflammatory that soothes skin. Its flavonoids act as antioxidants to promote healing while reducing and preventing damage caused by free radicals. Research has shown that chamomile also has anti-bacterial and anti-allergenic properties. If you've ever had a chamomile tea to settle an upset stomach, you know exactly how amazing this flower can be!
Lavender Lavender has been known for centuries to help treat a host of skin maladies, including rashes, blemishes and rosacea. Lavender oil is often used as a therapeutic-grade essential oil and can be applied directly to the skin and has excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It's also one of the gentlest essential plant oils, making it an excellent option for sensitive skin.
Incorporating natural ingredients into your skincare routine is easier than you think with our Dermelect Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer. Significantly enriched with natural ingredients Chamomile and its derivative Azulene, Rapid Repair provides optimal moisture to dry, delicate skin. Hailed as the best sensitive skin moisturizer, Rapid Repair is perfect for this time of year as it works to combat daily irritation caused by environmental pollutants and allergens. Worried about keep your skin hydrated as the temperatures begin to climb? This treatment is specially formulated to reduce transdermal water loss- meaning nothing but soft, dewy skin for you all year round!
Chrysanthemum With its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, chrysanthemum is known to help reduce the look of swelling and redness. Its extract also has been found to protect the skin from UVB-induced skin damage and photo-aging. Chrysanthemum has also shown positive effect on the look of broken capillaries and is often recommended to help alleviate rosacea.
Arnica Arnica is found mostly in Europe, Siberia and some North American locales. It’s popular for soothing skin, repairing damage and alleviating irritated skin. Arnica's impressive healing properties make it an ideal a skincare ingredient. We’ve channeled its benefits in our best-selling Dermelect Redness Rehab Rosacea Relief to relieve visible redness and treat rosacea and even eczema type skin.
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