In product descriptions in my Etsy shop, I often write about ingredients that act to “calm” the skin. What does that mean, exactly? For one thing, someone might turn to ingredients that calm the skin because she experiences redness, puffiness, dark circles, potentially inflammatory conditions such as rosacea or acne, and needs the harmonizing power of doubly calming & regenerative ingredients for more mature skin.
Some of the ingredients used in the skin care industry include those that contain ANTI-OXIDANTS, ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (ESFs), and ANTI-INFLAMMATORY compounds. In fact, many of these ingredients contain all three qualities, as anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids both work to reduce inflammation, and certain extracts or oils contain both anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids.
We can get these compounds in our diets, and certainly that is the best way to bring these nutrients to your skin, that great filtering organ that can…
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