Spring is springing, and sandals and short sleeves will make an appearance soon. And you know what that means. It’s time for your skin to come out of hiding.
But chances are you’re going to want to cover it up again. Because your irritated and sensitive skin just can’t seem to catch a break.
The low humidity and cool air of winter can lead to flaking, itching, and bleeding. And the warmer spring and summer weather isn’t likely to help much either.
Because the hot air, intense sun, and sunscreen can trigger your sensitive skin to become even more itchy and red.
The truth is if you have sensitive skin like me and are already prone to random redness and rashes, there’s simply no safe time of year for your skin.
But new research reveals a simple step you can take to help your outer layer heal so the inner you can shine through.
This no-fuss trick can help soothe sore and irritable skin. And it could finally help you say goodbye to your sensitive skin forever.
Sensitive skin relief without a cream
But you haven’t even heard one of the best parts of his solution yet. This skin fix isn’t yet another cream.
After all, all those lotions and potions aren’t just messy… leaving you feeling oily and greasy. They can also trigger MORE sensitivity and itching.
Instead, this new option is something you swallow. Meaning it works its sensitive skin erasing magic from the inside out.
I know that sounds unlikely at first. To be honest, I was skeptical myself. But when I dug into the details of the study, I changed my tune.
The research reveals some real reasons for hope. It put the humble natural compound at the heart of this capsule to the test in some pretty trying circumstances.
They deliberately provoked irritation in women prone to skin sensitivity, soreness, and itching. First, they put medical tape on the skin of the volunteers and ripped it off. Then they did it again… and again… and again. (OUCH!)
Next, they performed a second test. The researchers rubbed lactic acid, which is known to cause irritation, redness, and a “burning” feeling, into a very sensitive spot on the nose.
Remarkably, the women who took the supplement for two months reported far less irritation from both tests than the volunteers taking a look-alike placebo.
How to try this skin-soothing solution yourself
So what is this super-secret sensitive skin saver?
You might laugh. Because when it’s used to flavor food, it’s a real love-it-or-hate-it kind of taste. It’s coriander. Or, more specifically, oil made from the seed of the plant that gives us the herb cilantro.
But even if you don’t like the taste of those potent little cilantro leaves, if you have sensitive skin, you should consider giving supplements of the seed oil a try.
Coriander oil is loaded with petroselinic acid. The team behind the new study believes this omega-12 fatty acid reduces inflammation in skin tissue leading to the benefits seen in the new study.
But before giving it a try, there are two things you should know.
First, the coriander seed oil is available in several forms, one of which is an essential oil meant for diffusers. And needless to say, you DON’T ever want to swallow that.
Make sure you find an oral supplement that’s meant to be ingested. The study tested 200 mg per day. And the benefits kicked in within less than two months.
The second is to talk to your doctor before you take it. As always, certain medications might not play well with a new supplement.
For example, if you’re on blood thinners such as warfarin, the vitamin K in the seed oil… which is usually a GOOD thing… could muck with your medication.
But whatever you do, don’t ignore your dry and sensitive skin. When you do, you could be sending your risk for dementia rising.
I wrote about this strange link in my earlier special report, “Does SKINCARE hold the secret to ducking dementia?”
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