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The Healing Power of Calendula: How This Ingredient Can Soothe Dry and Cracked Skin


If you struggle with dry or cracked skin, you know how difficult it can be to find a product that provides real relief. Many commercial creams and lotions are full of synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals that can actually exacerbate the problem rather than solve it. That's why more and more people are turning to natural alternatives, such as calendula, to soothe and heal their skin.


Calendula has been used for centuries for its powerful healing properties. The bright orange or yellow flowers of the calendula plant contain high levels of flavonoids, which are plant-based antioxidants that protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent choice for soothing and healing dry or cracked skin.


When used as an ingredient in creams and lotions, calendula can provide a host of benefits:


Moisturizing: Calendula is rich in essential fatty acids, which help to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it soft and supple.


Soothes irritation: The anti-inflammatory properties of calendula can help to calm redness and irritation, making it a great choice for sensitive or inflamed skin.


Promotes healing: Calendula has been shown to promote the growth of new tissue, which can help to speed up the healing process for cracked or damaged skin.


Protects against infection: The antimicrobial properties of calendula make it effective at warding off bacteria and other pathogens that can lead to infection in cracked skin.


Gentle and safe: Unlike many synthetic ingredients, calendula is gentle and safe for all skin types, making it a great choice for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin.


When shopping for a cream or lotion to relieve dry or cracked skin, look for products that contain calendula as a key ingredient. You can also buy calendula oil or extract to use on its own, either applied directly to skin or added to your favorite unscented lotion. It's a natural, effective and gentle ingredient that can provide real relief for dry skin. Whether you're dealing with itchy, flaky patches, painful cracked hands or simply dry skin, incorporating calendula into your skincare routine can help to soothe, heal, and protect your skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and healthy.


Valley Green Naturals offers a hand cream that's popular year-round for its calendula and other soothing ingredients. Whether you're braving the cold, dry winter months, or your hands are suffering from working in your summer garden, check out our Gardener's Glee Dry Hand Remedy and experience the healing benefits of calendula!



'Til next time, stay healthy and be well!♥


Cindy

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