Calendula for Sensitive Skin
Calendula cream is well-known for its efficacy in treating a whole host of skin indications due to the unique anti-inflammatory propertties of this natural plant. In fact, radiation oncologists and dermatoligists recommend calendula, a key ingredient in My Girls™ Skin Care to help maintain healthy skin after repeated radiation therapy treatments and dermatological procedures that can compromise the skin.
After treatments end, many of our customers ask if they can continue to use My Girls™ Cream on their face and body. They tell us they like how it absorbs quickly, is made without artificial fragrance and dyes. Additionally, they claim significant improvement when using My Girls calendula skincare for other indications such as; diminishing fine lines or wrinkles on the face, neck and decollatage area from too much sun and for controlling redness associated with mild acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and after dermatological procedures. Read more to learn about how to use calendula for beautiful skin...
Calendula for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As you age, your skin changes with you. Lifestyle, sun exposure, and diet can all play a role in the way your skin changes over time. Some of the most common skin changes that older adults notice include wrinkles and fine lines, age or sun spots, loss of fullness beneath the skin, and excessive dryness. Fine lines and wrinkles often first appear between the age of 30 and 40 and are most likely to appear where natural creases occur during facial expression. Areas where wrinkles are common are between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes, and alongside the mouth.
You can prevent or prolong the development of these skin changes by avoiding smoking and taking care of your skin throughout the years. Although it’s never too late to start, it is best practice to cleanse and moisturize twice daily while young. Later on when the skin requires more moisture, it is best to cleanse gently and use richer moisturizers such as My Grls™ Cream and our new My Girls™ Calendula Butter Cream for when your skin needs a little more comfort.
Calendula for Dry and Crepey Skin
The skin's oil production decreases over time, and older adults often experience excessively dry skin as a result. In addition, older adults are more likely to have chronic diseases such as diabetes and they are also less likely to drink adequate fluids daily, both of which can have a negative impact on the skin. Our new My Girls face serum based on the original My Girls cream formula is enriched with Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Extract along with increased Vitamin B5 for brightening and plumping dry skin that has become dull and needs a boost of rejuvination. This rich serum is also a great primer under makeup as it diminishes fine lines and leaves skin smooth for makeup application.
Calendula for Rosacea and Male Rosacea
Rosacea is a specific condition in which certain facial blood vessels become englarged; resulting in a flushed reddish appearance in the cheeks and nose. Rosacea appears to be more common among fair-skinned people and affects an estimated approximately 5% of all Americans.
Managing Symptoms of Rosacea
Although the causes are not fully understood and there is no cure, there are a number of ways to relieve symptoms; one of which is calendula cream such as My Girls™ Skin Cream. Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral herb. The herb is completely natural and provides numerous healing properties including calming, soothing, and comforting to irritated skin. In fact, we were happy to learn that our retailers are recommending My Girls Skin Care cream to customers after hearing that it worked better than topical creams prescribed for rosacea.
Calendula for Eczema
The healing properties of the carotenoids in calendula make it especially beneficial for those suffering from dry, chapped skin as a result of eczema, psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, skin irritants, extreme weather, or illness. Simply applying cream one to two times daily may significantly improve dry, chapped, broken or chafed skin to provide soothing comfort. Eczema is considered to be a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed. This can include blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.
Managing Symptoms of Eczema
While we first suggest that you talk to your doctor about oral or topical prescriptions, you can also consider using an herbal therapy such as calendula oil or cream for eczema. "Calendula appears to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial effects," the University of Maryland Medical Center notes. According to the UMMC, “topical applications containing calendula show some evidence of helping sooth the irritation and itching of eczema, as well as to boost healing.”
To find out if this calendula might be a good solution for your eczema we first suggest speaking with you doctor. If you decide to give a natural solution like calendula cream a try, we suggest trying our original calendula product; My Girls Skin Care or My Guys Skin Care, the same formula packaged for men in a 3.4 Oz jar.
Calendula for Psoriasis
While the exact cause of psoriasis isn't fully understood, scientists believe psoriasis is the result of several factors, including the immune system. When you have psoriasis, your immune system is overactive. This creates inflammation inside the body, which is a cause of the symptoms you see on the skin. Psoriasis is not currently curable. However, it can go into remission, producing an entirely normal skin surface. Today, research is making progress on better treatments and possible cures. Moisturize affected dry skin areas as they are more susceptible to outbreaks of psoriasis and keep your skin well lubricated. Keep in mind that calendula creams are good choices to keep symptoms under control and may work better than other topical agents. And be sure to avoid lightweight lotions, which don't contain enough emollient ingredients to soothe and calm the skin.
When to Seek Professional help?
If you have any symptoms related to a skin dermatitis, it’s important to know when you should seek professional treatment. For example, we recommend consulting a physician if:
- You’re irritated to the point where you’re having issues sleeping, working, or performing other daily activities due to itching.
- Your skin is constantly in pain.
- You feel as though you may be experiencing a skin infection.
- You’ve tried several at-home remedies with no success.