In our last post on caring for your baby’s eczema, we covered some of the basics about the pesky skin problem. We touched on environmental triggers and the importance of a good bath time routine in order to maintain optimum skin health and comfort. In today’s blog, we go a step further and provide additional tips on how to use a natural approach to tackle eczema. After all, the natural approach underpins our entire My Little One Range and we’re so passionate about shining a light on the benefits of natural skincare.

Picking up where we left off, you’ve now got the baby bathing part down pat - you ensure that you only use product at the end of the bath so that your child is not sitting in soapy water, and that the products you do use are free of any nasty ingredients. After patting dry (be gentle!) excess water from their skin, the moisturising maintenance begins.

Your little one’s skin should be somewhat damp by the time you apply moisturiser to it. The sooner you apply moisture to the skin after drying off, the better the retention, so don’t waste time! When it comes to dry skin conditions like eczema, applying a thicker ointment or cream with more emollient and less water is generally more helpful. Repeat the moisturising process several times a day in bad cases or as needed - it’s important not to let the skin dry out.

It’s also important that these products are fragrance free or naturally fragrant, as fragrance is a common trigger in sensitive skin. This rule extends to the kind of detergent you use as well!

Dress your bub in fabrics that aren’t abrasive to skin and keep bed sheets as soft as possible. Sleep time can be difficult enough in children - even without an itching skin condition! - but with eczema this is often one of the most difficult problems to address. If your child has an issue with itching during the night, ensure their nails are clipped short. If necessary, put them to bed with mittens or socks on their hands. If lack of sleep still remains an issue, you can take the next step and consult your doctor about using an antihistamine to let your little one get the rest they deserve.

Unfortunately, in some cases a little more action is required to fight eczema in children. If the natural approach doesn’t completely get things under control, speak with a dermatologist as they might suggest mild topical steroids. Whether this measure is required or not, maintaining a natural skin care routine to prevent further flare ups is absolutely crucial.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:14

The Ultimate Guide to Revive Your Skin

When our skin isn’t on its best behaviour, we definitely have our go-to tips and tricks to turn things around as quickly as possible. Sometimes, though, our skin needs more than a quick fix. A skin overhaul requires changes to more than just your skincare regime, and usually signifies that something else is out of balance across your lifestyle or dietary habits.

The good news is that the changes you need to make are small ones, but when applied consistently, yield fantastic results.

We’ve put together our top tips for reviving your skin from the inside out!

Exfoliate

Your skin is always renewing itself, and it’s up to you to help the process of regeneration along by banishing dead skin that’s masking the fresh layer underneath. During winter months in particular, our skin is often flakey and dry and in desperate need of renewal, and that’s why exfoliating is our first port of call when it comes to reviving your skin.

There’s no shortage of DIY scrubs you can make from all natural ingredients, which are often a better alternative to the harsh ingredients and microbeads found in many exfoliating products on the market. Gently rub your choice of scrub in circular motions once or twice a week, buffing away dead skin as you go, and you’ll be on your way to the revived skin you deserve.

Hydrate

While we’re on the topic of changes you can make in the realm of your skincare routine, it’s time to mention the next important step in achieving a radiant complexion. Hydration!

A good buffing away of dead skin can make you feel brand new, but without following it up with a dose of moisture, you’ll quickly be back at square one. Keep your skin supple and smooth by moisturising daily, both in the morning and evening before you hit the sack.

Dietary Changes

While hydration through moisturiser is important for nurturing your skin from the outside in, the way we treat our bodies plays just as large a role in looking good from the inside out! Drinking plenty of water is an obvious tip, and one that we hear rehashed countless times by beauty experts and healthcare professionals - but with good reason. Water plumps up the skin, so without an adequate water intake, your skin will appear duller, with wrinkles and pores more prominent than usual.

The next step in the intake equation is, of course, food. We could rattle off dozens of anti-oxidant rich goodies to improve the appearance of your skin, but when it comes to skin and overall health, no amount of superfoods will counter the effects of overindulging in certain ingredients. Be mindful of refined sugar, trans fats and excessive alcohol consumption and steer towards a diet rich in vegetables and healthy fats.

Sleep

Last, but absolutely not least, is the ever important and frequently neglected factor in achieving beautiful skin...sleep! All of the aforementioned tips won’t make a dent if you’re chronically sleep deprived. From a vanity perspective alone, lack of sleep is a huge no-no, and don’t get us started on the implications on your health and quality of life too. Get a healthy amount of quality shut-eye (and, no, one day of good sleep followed by a 6 of late nights doesn’t count!) as well as applying the above tips, and you’ll be on your way to skin so glowing it’ll rival the sun!

Published in Blog
Friday, 18 November 2016 16:58

We've had a beauty makeover!

Natralus is wrapped in an all-new look to flaunt everything you need to know about our natural skincare range at first glance. We’ve also made our new logo clear and bold to ensure you can easily find us on shelf. Plus you can rest assured that our amazing formulas are still the same - just with a fresh new name and look!

To help you find our new products with their new look and names, here they are:

Was Natural Paw Paw Ointment & Lip Balm = Now Essential Paw Paw Ointment & Lip Balm

 

Was Natural Paw Paw Lip Butter = Now Nourishing Paw Paw Lip Butter

 

Was Paw Paw 99% Pure Gel = Now Ultra Skin Repair Pure Hydrating Gel

 

Was Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser = Now Intensive Skin Therapy Pure Moisturising Lotion

 

Was 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel = Now Soothing Skin Relief Hydrating Gel

 

 

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