If you’re having skin issues and you’re looking to solve them Mother Nature always knows best. Professionals reveal the best natural ingredients for treating Acne, Uneven Pigmentation (Uneven skin tone), Sun Damage & more. If you are a person like me who loves natural products you will love this bit of information I’m about to give you. I’m super excited about these ingredients and wish I would’ve found these ingredients when I was living in New York because my skin was so dry, pale, uneven and ugly. I hope that this helps you all like it’s helped me!
THE TOP 8 BEST NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR SKIN
Red, orange, and yellow fruits and veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins are LOADED with beta carotene, a nutrient with many benefits to your skin, says Ido Leffler, co-founder of the Yes To skin care line. Your body changes beta carotene into vitamin A, an essential nutrient for healing wounds, protecting against sun damage, and encouraging cell turnover.
You can find Beta Carotene in Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Night Cream ($14.99) and Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisture with SPF 15 ($14.99) or Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser (9.99)
This healthy drink contains high levels of antioxidant chemicals that help prevent and reverse UV damage to the skin, explains Neal Schultz, MD, a dermatologist in New York City and creator of BeautyRx Skincare. These same chemicals make green tea an excellent natural anti-inflammatory, and skin soothing ingredient in skin care.
Look for green tea in Jason Tea Time Anti-Aging Moisturizing Cream ($15.49) and St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser ($6.59). Boscia Green Tea Oil-Control Mask (34.00)
Not the candy but the actual root LOL This is one of the best natural ingredients to treat redness and rosacea. And the plant has also been known to reduce uneven skin tone by blocking the production of melanin. Dr. Wu suggests looking for licorice extract in eye treatments because one study found that a cream containing the ingredient helped lighten dark under eye circles.
You can find licorice extract in Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 ($38), Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Cream ($14.99), and C. Booth Black Licorice Eye Cream($12.99).
Colloidal oatmeal is one of the very few natural ingredients that the FDA has approved to treat skin irritation such as eczema, & dry skin something I wish I had known this because my skin was extremely dry! Dr. Wu. says “Oat lipids and proteins help replenish and maintain the skin barrier, and oats contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant chemicals.”
Look for colloidal oatmeal, which Dr. Wu tells us has the greatest benefits and the most professional research behind it. It’s in Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment ($7.93) andAveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion($8.29) and Sappo Hill Soapworks Glycerine Cream Soap (12 count) Oatmeal (22.99)
If you want your skin to look brighter and more even-toned, Dr. Wu says “Topical soy has been shown to lighten discoloration due to melasma and sun damage by inhibiting skin’s over-production of melanin skin pigment.”
Soy-based products are a great option for those looking for an alternative to prescription-strength ingredients like retinoids and hydroquinone, says dermatologist Michael Gold, MD, the medical director of Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN. Professionals recommend
Aveeno products like Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($16.79), because their soy-based ingredients have been studied in clinical studies, to reduce pigmentation.
Being a Florida Girl I love me some oranges so when I hear Vitamin C I think my go to for the common cold and yummy snack, but the nutrient also fights the common signs of aging skin saggy skin and dullness in your skin. Vitamin C also helps in collagen synthesis, which is created to create firmness and smoothness. Plus, it has antioxidant that helps to fight free-radical damage and lightens those annoying dark spots. As if this little vitamin didn’t already fight hard enough, vitamin C can also regulate sun burn production to prevent acne and decrease inflammation.
Not only should you eat a lot of citrus fruits to help your skin work with vitamin C, look for it in a serum like
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ($146) to maximize the antioxidant powers on the surface of your skin. This product may I add is phenomenal it’s like a natural Botox LOL
Willow herb is a wildflower, it’s a really unique antimicrobial, anti-irritant, and a natural antiseptic that has been around a long time being used to sooth common skin irritations including rosacea and eczema.
One of the little powerful flower benefits includes the ability to kill p. Acnes bacteria, those nasty microbes that cause that dirty acne, which makes the natural ingredient a great option for treating breakouts, says Paula Begoun, who writes The Cosmetics Cop.
You can find the willow herb in Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Soothing Mask ($9.43) and Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment ($38).
Now we are familiar with Witch hazel it’s been a known home remedy for ages. According to Renée Rouleau, a celebrity esthetician witch hazel is an excellent ingredient in toners and moisturizers to control oil while also offering hydration and reducing redness.
“Witch hazel can be used on sores, bruises, and swelling,” says Dr. Schultz. That’s why often you see the ingredient in aftershaves, he says. note of caution: “The witch hazel astringent found in drugstores usually contains alcohol and is not recommended as it will strip your skin of moisture.”
You’ll find witch hazel in Ahava Mineral Body Lotion and Renée Rouleau Revitalizing Ginseng Toner.