While having an irritable complexion doesn’t sound nearly as alarming as wrinkles and crow’s feet, your complexion is one of the single largest factors when it comes to determining how young (or old), and how happy (or unhappy) you look.
Stinging, burning, itching, tightness, redness and rosacea can make a girl cranky. It’s a cruel reality that your sensitive skin can cause a reaction, inside and out.
If you’d like to learn how to pinpoint what’s really causing your compromised skin, and how you can recapture a happy complexion that can make you look 10 years younger, keep reading.
WHY DRY, SENSITIVE, AGING SKIN MATTERS
The skin on your face tells a story. It conveys feelings of happiness and self-confidence, and healthy skin only magnifies your good feelings. When your skin is behaving you feel great and you’re happy, and happiness is an attractive form of beauty.
If you have any doubt, think back about how awful you feel when your skin takes the opposite turn, going into a complete tailspin turning dry, red, irritated and flaky at the slightest thing. You don’t look or feel happy because you don’t feel good about yourself, or your appearance. You feel better both inside and out, with a clear complexion that is glowing with youthful radiance.
WHAT HAPPENS TO DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN AS WE AGE?
Dry, sensitive, and aging skin can present a series of problems that need extra-special care. Sensitive, aging skin is often susceptible to serious skin conditions such as fungal infections and skin cancer. Dry and itchy skin can easily become inflamed or infected and all skin layers are compromised, and begin to thin out and lose volume and firmness. Healthy skin continually heals itself, repairing damage caused by harsh chemicals, the sun, wind and pollution. Dry, sensitive, aging skin becomes less resilient making it much harder to heal and protect itself from wear and tear and the environment. It’s easily irritated and becomes more vulnerable to chemicals in cosmetics and environmental influences. Because it is more vulnerable, it’s important to find the right skin care products to care for it. Properly treating this type of skin to reduce symptoms and the look of aging can be challenging, but is possible.
GETTING IT BACK
There are many things in day to day life that can trigger excessive dryness, breakouts and sensitivity, including hormonal and environmental changes, but the biggest culprit by far is your skincare products.
Women are committed to caring for their skin, and oftentimes they self-diagnosis with new issues. This leads to trying every new product on store shelves labeled “for sensitive skin”, without really knowing anything about the ingredients. Products with moisture-sucking ingredients that led to burning, itching and peeling, filled with harsh, toxic chemicals that will wreak havoc on your skin sending it into a tailspin. And guess what? Just because it’s labeled natural or organic, it doesn’t make it safe or effective for your sensitive skin.
There are many products labeled for dry and sensitive skin that appear as natural or organic – but they are not. These are chemical products that have diluted the water portion with exotic sounding names and organic herbs, which don’t deliver any benefits in diluted water. The product is labeled as natural or organic, for sensitive skin, but in reality it’s 90% water with some chemicals thrown in.
Then there are the products with natural and organic ingredient names you may recognize. But beware, they are not all created equal. Many manufacturers will list the name on the label, but include only a small amount or an inferior quality, so it won’t have any affect.
And don’t be fooled by those fake fragrances. What delights your nose can severely aggravate your skin. Fake fragrances are the number one allergen in skincare, they’re extremely drying and will make your skin go berserk. It’s because they’re full of laboratory, cheap to produce, synthetic petrochemicals that suffocate your skin, and endanger your health.
Too many ingredients, let alone the wrong ingredients in your skincare routine, will definitely make your skin misbehave. The more ingredients in a product, the greater chance it won’t agree with your skin.
A SMARTER SOLUTION
Any damage to your compromised skin should be carefully treated to avoid infection and prevent damaging chemicals from quickly penetrating the skin’s barrier. It’s important not to automatically reach for a skin treatments labeled “for dry and sensitive skin”.
So what’s the fix? Temper your dry, sensitive, aging skin with Bella Virtu Organics Rejuvenating Facial Balm. Organic by nature, luxurious by design, this exquisite facial balm contains USDA certified organic and natural ingredients that have been clinically proven to:
- Improve dryness and hydration
- Improve skin tone, texture and suppleness
- Soften and moisturize
- Reduce irritation and inflammation
- Successfully treat skin disorders and improve the healing of Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis, minor burns, sunburns, rashes, dry/itchy skin, scarring, acne, blemishes
- Promote cellular regeneration for smoother skin and improve capillary circulation
- Prevent and reverse wrinkle formation
- Act as an anti-oxidant to reverse sun damage and sun spots
- Protect against environmental factors including the sun’s UV rays
A clinical study of Shea butter was performed and demonstrated its ability to stimulate the growth of smooth, supple skin, eliminate dull, rough, grayish complexions, combat skin thinning for better texture, improve moisture and hydration, and diminish wrinkles, sun spots and other signs of aging.
A study on Colloidal oatmeal demonstrated its beneficial treatment of rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, drug-induced rashes and other compromised skin conditions. Studies done on Jojoba oil have shown it increases the skin’s suppleness by 45% and that it softens and smoothes the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Beeswax, when blended into cosmetics, forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to protect against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. It draws moisture to the skin and seals it in. It contains vitamin A for softening and rehydrating dry skin.
Jasmine oil is especially effective at treating dry, irritated or dehydrated skin and is frequently used in the treatment of eczema and dermatitis. Jasmine oil repairs, hydrates and replenishes your skin while your body is at rest, beautifully scented to soothe your body and mind.
Our customers are raving about Rejuvenating Facial Balm telling us they’re getting compliments about how radiant and glowing their skin looks. They’re saying it’s the best balm they’ve ever used, that it goes on smooth and absorbs fast leaving their face hydrated and moisturized without a heavy feeling.
Who would have thought a natural solution to dry, sensitive and aging skin that delivers fast, visible and long lasting results would be as close as your bathroom?