From eczema to wrinkles to frequent breakouts, most people don’t feel their skin is optimally healthy. In recent studies, a number of natural products including healing oils and clay masks have been shown to repair and reduce many of these common ailments without breaking the bank like so many other conventional treatments.

Eczema

Eczema, a form of atopic dermatitis common in both adults and children, causes the skin to be red and itchy. Caused by food sensitivities, genetics and environmental allergies, eczema can be found on the face, hands, feet, and behind knees and elbows. Taking a daily probiotic has been shown to sooth the signs of eczema, and the healing properties of coconut oil applied directly to the area may also reduce redness and swelling. Consult with a medical professional to ensure proper care as eczema can be painful and may worsen without medical attention.

Dry Skin

Common to those living in harsher climates, dry skin is also typical of those over the age of 50. Avocado oil has been shown to hydrate and replenish dry skin while supporting elasticity. Avocado oil is also loaded with amino acids that support collagen production, keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. For those with dry skin, we also suggest using a regular exfoliating scrub to reduce dry areas, excess pollutants and product build-up.

Oily Skin

Frequently appearing during warmer weather, oily skin can lead to breakouts and blackheads. Utilizing a healing mask that includes bentonite clay and kaolin can reduce oil buildup while keeping your skin fresh and hydrated. We also like Neem oil facial soap, a natural antibacterial and antiseptic that has been shown to decrease oiliness as well as breakouts associated with oily skin.

Acne-Prone Skin

Hormonal changes, food allergies and age all contribute to acne breakouts. While the condition is common, it can be both physically and emotionally painful. Diluted tea tree oil rubbed on the skin can reduce the redness associated with acne as well as heal pimples and prevent future breakouts. Combine one part tea tree oil with nine parts water or aloe vera gel to make a healing salve or tonic to apply daily after regular cleansing.

Wrinkles

Eventually, wrinkles affect everyone and rose hip and coconut oils have been demonstrated to reduce these visible signs of aging. Rose hip oil rejuvenates the skin and repairs damaged tissue, and coconut oil soothes and softens while helping restore elasticity. Apply to the skin twice daily, taking care to apply around the delicate eye and mouth areas.

Problem skin affects people at all stages of life, but it doesn’t have to be a constant worry. With proper care and preventative measures like a regular skincare routine for your skin type, your complexion can stay beautiful with these healing natural products.