What Are The Biggest Skin Mistakes You Are Making?

20 Dec , 2022



We know you’re busy and might not have the time to read the whole article. So here’s a quick 3-line summary to take away!

We put our skin through to a lot  and yet we don’t seem to look after it properly. 

Fragrance is one of the most damaging factors, but we have ways for you to keep smelling gorgeous while taking care of your skin.

As we all know, skin is the body’s largest organ. It is made of water, protein, fats and minerals, protecting you against germs, and regulating your body temperature too. It consists of three layers; the Epidermis (the top layer), Dermis (the middle layer) and Hypodermis the bottom or fat layer.  (GCSE biology, anyone?)


Epidermis: This one is heavy on the Kertain. It acts as a protective barrier and contains melanin too. 

Dermis: Home to collagen, elastin and hair follicles. The Dermis makes oil and produces sweat.

Hypodermis: This one is super important as it regulates body temperature and connects the skin to muscles and bones.

So now the technical bit is over, let’s dig in to WHY you should look after your skin. And they aren’t just for aesthetic reasons. Our skin is our largest protection against infection (along with helping us look good). Yet we are consistently making huge mistakes when it comes to skincare. 


The use of harsh soaps 

Over-exfoliating and over-cleansing your face. Gentleness is the way to go and we often overdo it and cracks in the skin can occur, along with blemishes.

Too hot or too cold water

We shouldn’t wash our skin with super hot or super cold water. The skin will be stripped of its natural moisturising oils and will dry out. Especially if you have Psoriasis or Eczema, the hot water may feel great, but it is very drying for affected skin areas. Lukewarm water should always be used - and it’s more comfortable too!

Use of Parabens and Alcohol denat

One of the biggest mistakes that we do is probably the use of toxic products like parabens and alcohol based fragrances/perfumes. These can be on your products labels Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Alcohol denat (perfume) or Parfum which covers over 6000 fragrances. Parabens are chemical compounds used as a low cost preservative in the pharmaceutical and beauty industry. It is now proven that it disrupts hormones in the body and increases the risk of cancer. 


Use paraben-free products! At Alchemy remedy, you will never find a product containing parabens and all of our ingredients are organic - providing a treat for your skin.

Our face oil collection has been stripped from any junk stabilisers or chemicals. Our blends are all free from tree nut oils, sulphates, parabens, perfumes, preservatives and alcohol.

We know, we know, it’s important to smell good. And we agree! But many fragrances are also dangerous for the skin and can dry it completely out. We have painstakingly chosen all of our oil based fragrances, and we keep our usage rates low for both essential oils and fragrance oils.

This is why we have created products like body butters which can be used as perfumes or fragrances to replace your traditional scent. By using the body butters, you will smell like a sweet, ice cold strawberry lemonade on a summer’s evening, like a candy shop or even a pina colada drink! What more could you possibly want? 

We’re also able to personalise our products and replicate the fragrance athat you want, without any nasty chemicals. Our bespoke service has been created to help you customise the oil, butter or balm - just how you want it. We can find the right formula , with organic products which will suit you to the ground and will leave you smelling gorgeous.

So you see….it is possible to look and smell gorgeous without damaging your skin!

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