Why Use Natural Skincare If You Have Sensitive Skin
In today’s world, there are increasing reports of sensitivities and allergies to what we eat, touch and are exposed to in our environment. Skin conditions that many of us had not heard of when we were younger such as rosacea and eczema are now common in many adults and children. Individuals with extreme health conditions and overexposure to the sun, now experience even worse redness and rashes when they come into contact with widely used products.
What has changed that causes such an increase of wide-ranging afflictions for so many people today? There are probably too many factors to count that have caused a number of rising health concerns today. But the skin is the body’s largest organ and the effects are most easily visible. From the processed foods that we eat, the increased exposure to natural and man-made radiation, the polluted air that we breathe as we migrate towards cities, the lack of sleep because of our work and play schedules, our bodies and especially our skin is just not able to fight back all the elements that bombard it. After years of exposure and age, our skin just cannot heal itself faster than the daily deterioration. Hence, many of us are left with many conditions commonly described as Sensitive Skin.
Over the next few months, we’ll be summarizing some of the more common issues faced by individuals with sensitive skin and discussing some of the recommended approaches that will help assist the skin to renew and regenerate for a more natural and healthy looking you. Naturally, we’ll be focusing primarily on skin care regimens and natural ingredient recommendations. We’ll probably be spending most of our time attempting to clarify marketing terms that are used regularly debunking some skin care myths. But as much as we may explore natural ingredients that may benefit your skin that you should be looking for in your natural skin care regimen, sometimes the more appropriate question to ask is what ingredients are NOT in the product.
Dr. Henry Chan is the principle scientist behind the development of Maylan Skincare products. He has over thirty-five years of experience working in the Rx pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC) and cosmetic industries, including over twenty-five years of experience managing research and development units at several major healthcare companies including Blistex , Del Laboratories, and Mentholatum. Throughout his career, Dr. Chan has developed or reformulated over one hundred consumer healthcare products for consumers worldwide. Dr. Chan attended graduate school in the U.S. where he obtained a Masters degree in phytochemistry and a Doctoral degree in pharmaceutical science with a concentration in pharmaceutical and cosmetic science.
Alan Chan, Esq. is the Chief Operating Officer for Maylan Skincare and generally a jack of all trades. Alan earned his B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Emory University. In addition to his experience with luxury natural skincare with Maylan, he has 14 years of legal experience including 9 in a Fortune 150 sales and distribution company.