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It’s summer time, and like most of us here in England you were probably more than excited to take your skin out for a test drive in the sun. Sometimes you are so excited that you simply forget to use some sunblock, or maybe you just wanted to get an exotic, tanned look. Either way, the result in most cases is just red, sunburnt skin after a couple of hours. “Well so much for my glamorous summer look”, I hear many of you will saying in disappointment. Not so fast! Nature has a lot of little secrets that will soothe your red skin and relieve that dried feeling while also improving the regeneration process.
First thing to mention here: beware of skincare products that contain elements that could be damaging!! Products that use petroleum, benzocaine, or lidocaine are dangerous for your already sensitive skin. Petroleum traps the heat in your skin (and you don’t want that!) and benzocaine and lidocaine can bother and irritate your skin as well. What to use then?
Already a famous house remedy, aloe vera has been widely used to help heal stinging skin. But why is it so efficient? Well to answer that question we need to understand what happens with your skin when it gets sunburnt: the UV rays from the sun damage molecules in your skin and thus cause the blood vessels in your skin to dilate, which causes the typical redness associated with sunburns as well as blisters and other. Aloe fixes that. Its inside gel provides an environment where blood vessels can repair themselves quickly and rapidly. This African plant has been known for its healing properties since ancient times and has been used for centuries to cure cuts, scars and burns. Legend has it that Aristotle convinced Alexander the Great to conquer Socotra Island in Africa in order to collect enough Aloe Vera to constitute a stock of wound healing products for the soldiers. It is rich in various vitamins (Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C and E) and a perfect moisturiser, due to which we use it as a lead ingredient in our anti-imperfections gel, the Magic Skin.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Now you may have heard of myrrh from Biblical stories and this is because back in the Acient Times, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, where the myrrh is originary from, this plan was very precious due to its healing properties. In fact, myrrh was mentioned inEbers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts, dating back to 1550 BC as a strong healing element. It was also used as an embalming product in religious ceremonies. Greek soldiers made use of this plant to make their bleedings stop during battle. The therapeutical effects of myrrh are given by the presence of terpenoids, a class of chemicals with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which make it extremely efficient for regenerating damaged skin. It sooths cracked or dried skin and is an ideal active anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory ingredient.
Immortelle Essential Oil
Living on the cliffs of the Corsican coast, this is a very rare and precious ingredient whose healing properties made us want to have it as part of our Magic Skin. Immortelle helps skin cells regenerate and has been traditionally used to cure cuts or bruises. When dried, the plant keeps its shape and the flower, its yellow colour. The immortelle seems indeed immortal. It has the power to prevent the formation of scar tissue and it is really very cleansing and healing to the skin. It is generally used as well for blemishes, acne and wound treatment.
These are just a few natural ingredients that could help your skin regenerate after sun damage and also prevent infections and irritations (especially the myrrh oil). We have chosen to use them all in our Magic Skin repair gel, which is a perfect option for cleansing your skin and protecting it especially when it comes to sensitive skin. It can be used as a topical gel for all sorts of bruises and it can definitely help you in case you got a bit sunburnt this summer. It is also perfect to sooth the skin due to the Aloe Vera extracts and ideal to cure scars thanks to the extract of myrrh it contains. This gel is also indicated for acne problems, as the immortelle has the power to heal the areas affected by acne, while the tea tree extracts we have included in this gel provides strong antibacterial benefits, ensuring that your skin remains clean and protected from environmental factors.