Tips On Achieving Optimum Skin Health

Tips On Achieving Optimum Skin Health

Skin health is often overlooked by many, as finding the time to follow a regime can seem tedious. However, the longer you wait to attend to your skin’s needs, the harder it will be to maintain its natural collagen, elasticity, and strength. The key to good looking and feeling skin is prevention. There is no better way to keep your skin glowing than through proper daily care. If you’re quite sure what skin routine to follow, the tips below may be of help to you. 

Tips On Achieving Optimum Skin Health 

– Create A Doable Skincare Routine 

To start, you must first discover what skin type you have. Evaluate your face and figure out whether you naturally have oily, dry, or combination skin. In addition to the skin type, figure out the level of sensitivity of your skin. A great way to test certain ingredients out is to place a tiny swatch on your jaw area; if you notice reddness or irritation, then you likely have a sensitivity to the ingredient. A quality skincare routine involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. All the added facials and other skin products don’t have to be used daily. Cleaning at least once a day before you go to bed can prevent bacteria build in your pores resulting to less breakouts. Toning the skin after a good cleanse helps to minimize the size of your pores, while moisturizing will help to keep the skin’s surface moisturized. Combining all three to your routine will keep your skin in tip top condition. 

– Implement Natural and Organic Products 

Now that you have a better understanding on how to create a skin routine for yourself, it’s important to also invest in decent products. You do not have to spend so much money just to attain quality products. There are many alternatives to skin products that don’t cost that much money to use. Some of the most popular organic ingredients to buy for optimum skin health include coconut oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil, raw honey, and apple cider vinegar. Coconut oil is widely used as a moisturizer that can do wonders for those with naturally dry skin. Aloe vera and tea tree oil helps with breakouts and preventing inflammation from appearing on the surface of the skin. While apple cider vinegar acts as a highly effective toner. 

– Improve Diet 

Lastly, once your skin regime is enact, improving your diet should be your next priority. Eating healthy can help create the final glow you have always wanted. Paired with a good diet, increasing your water consumption will help you to cleanse any and all unwanted toxins. 

Achieving the best skin you possibly can doesn’t have to be a difficult task when you find the time to take good care of it. With the advice above, you will surely see a positive difference in your overall complexion. Don’t wait any longer to invest in the health of your skin.

The Benefits of Manuka Honey for your baby’s skincare routine.

honey on white bowl
Ok Mums, Dads and Bubs of course, let us have an in-depth discussion about Manuka Honey and what are the benefits to us and especially to our Babies skin. Firstly where does Manuka Honey come from yes it comes from the flowers of the commonly known Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) 90% of people would say Manuka honey comes from our Neighbors across the water being New Zealand. But did you know Australia has a good source of Manuka Honey also being in that of Tasmania my home State has a good source of this precious honey and with high GMO + ( methylglyoxal) Level?

What is GMO ( methylglyoxal) you may ask? To cut a long story short basically, this is the naturally occurring compound that makes manuka honey so great the higher the GMO, i.e. GMO 450 the more significant the antibacterial properties and the higher healing benefits, but also comes at a higher cost $.  That’s not to say that GMO 30-100 is no good it still has good healing and antibacterial benefits and is great for everyday use and at a lower cost to the consumer.


Most of us know Manuka honey as a healthy sweetener, but it’s good to know that honey combinations can also be beneficial to your skin and hair. Manuka Honey contains enzymes and phytonutrient antioxidants – that are useful for human health and help to prevent a variety of diseases.

1-    Manuka Honey retains moisture due to the hydroxy that it contains. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and retain moisture in its lower layers due to the type of hydroxy material it provides. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and to keep this moisture in its lower layers, which helps to absorb moisture more deeply into your baby’s skin which hydrates the skin for long periods.

2-    The enzymes in Manuka honey keeps the pores clean and bright. Manuka honey has high antibacterial properties which prevent the formation of bacteria that disturb the balance of the skin and helps reduce inflammation of your baby’s precious skin. Manuka Honey is rich in enzymes, antioxidants, and other nutrients that strengthen your baby’s skin and keeps the skin hydrated. Manuka Honey also eliminates dead skin layers and allows young and fresh skin cells to appear and make your skin look brighter.

3-    As you know, Manuka honey is a skin-lightening agent that helps your skin’s anti-inflammatory effects. Hydrating properties of this honey can help to revitalise your baby’s skin. A gentle and smooth massage of these compounds onto the baby’s skin helps increase circulation and restores the baby’s skin to its natural state.

4-    As said earlier Manuka Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help eliminate bacteria. Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey can soothe redness and irritation of your baby’s skin

5-    Manuka Honey is not only a good hydration compound for the skin, but its antioxidants repair your baby’s skin, protecting the baby ’s skin from damage caused by the environment and oxidation.

6. Manuka honey also has been known to help with Babies eczema conditions.

Please note as a general rule by health care professionals, Manuka honey is not recommended to be ingested by babies under 12 months of age. There is no danger from Manuka honey in skincare products as the honey is not swallowed.


So, with all this said why wouldn’t you use Manuka Honey especially for your Babies skin care needs, so this is what we have precisely have done. We have added Manuka honey to our formulations so you and your baby can reap the benefits of this natural occurring ingredient. Onea’s natural baby products uses premium, natural and organic ingredients, sparing no expense for your baby.

Check out our full range in the links below:
talc free baby powderbaby eczema barrier balmnatural baby moisturiserbaby massage oil and natural baby wash.

Till next time people

Happy baby, happy life

Eczema in Babies, Signs & Symptoms

Dry baby skin

Baby eczema is a dry, itchy and sore skin condition characterised by small red skin bumps. Eczema begins in infants generally from two months of age, and in 65% of the children, it appears in the first 12 months after birth. Eczema is not contagious and is not an infectious disease, but by scratching the Eczema the bacteria may penetrate the skin and cause infection, so you should immediately take the necessary measures and please always consult your GP or doctor.

Signs & symptoms of eczema in babies
Eczema is commonly seen in the form of dry, itchy skin on the babies cheeks, chin, forehead, and scalp. Infants from 6 to 12 months old, eczema is often seen on the elbows, and the knees of the baby, the elbows and knees of the baby are easily rubbed and scratched also. If eczema is infected, yellow skin or a tiny prickly bulb may appear on the surface of the skin.
The reason why infants develop skin eczema is not yet known, but the combination of genetic factors and environmental factors increases the risk of developing eczema in newborns.
Infants whose family members have a history of eczema, hay fever and asthma are more likely to develop eczema than others. Eczema is caused by immune system disorders and affects the skin’s ability to moisturise itself. Various environmental factors may cause a reaction to the immune system.
For example :
– Animal hair, environmental pollutants, and dust
– Allergy foods like peanut butter, soy, and eggs
– Woollen or synthetic woven garments
– cigarette smoke
– Scented products such as detergents, perfumes, and aerosols
– Heat or extreme dryness of the air
– Skin infections

Sleeping Baby
Treatment for Eczema :
1- Frequently wash and bath your baby: A regular baby bath is beneficial in treating dry skin. The use of a tub is better than a shower and should be warm (not hot) and have a minimum of 10 minutes. Use soap-free and natural mild based baby washes.
Note: Don’t use soap on your baby. Because soap will dry out your babies skin and can make eczema worse, look for soap-free washes when you wash your baby.
2-Keep your baby’s skin moisturised: Your babies skin should not be dry. Use moisturisers, such as ointments, creams, and lotions, these should be applied to the skin at least twice a day.
3- Balms with zinc oxide, Zinc Oxide is well known for its moisture retaining properties on your babies delicate, sensitive skin and is excellent to use on your baby especially during nappy change time. Zinc is also known for its healing and anti-bacterial properties and also helps with burns.

Barrier Balm Baby Skincare

Note: Lastly please read your list of ingredients on the products you are using on your baby if in doubt contact the manufacturer or ask your pharmacist/doctor for advice, not all products are equal. Please avoid Petroleum based products like paraffin and petroleum jelly as this may cause more skin irritations. We will be covering more on Packaging labelling, and ingredient’s in future posts so stay tuned.
I hope this helps the mums & Dads out there remember please always consult your local GP or doctor for advice.

Do check all our baby care natural products:
Talc free baby powder
Baby eczema cream and nappy rash barrier balm
Natural baby moisturiser
Mum and baby massage oil
Natural baby wash

Happy baby, happy life