Coping with over-sensitivity 2 – anti-oxidants

When our skin layers are suffering inflammation, most toxins will exist as ‘free-radicals’ as they rampage our skin structures. If our skin is not healing itself quick enough, our skin will thicken and become irregular. Vitamin A is very potent in controlling the quality of skin in terms of thickness and sebum secretion, even at times of over-sensitivity. However, try not to use pure form of vitamin A without prescription. Low dosage is fine, such as those in cream and serum are fine, but retinol requires stepping up dosage to avoid sudden outburst of redness and flaking of skin.

Symptoms of redness and itchiness will become increasingly intolerable. At this time, it is best to choose skin care products with vitamin C and vitamin E, or even plant extracts, which are all very powerful in their anti-oxidation properties.

When we deal with eczema, we must focus on our self-regenerative power. Dietary control and constant application of eczema cream are potent ways to keep eczema under control. Plant extracts are not very effective against eczema, except tar. However, for other milder cases of itchiness, algae, peppermint and melaleuca are quite effective in comforting oversensitivity.