Many people has expressed their dry skin woes to me. So, here are some quick, easy remedies to rehydrate your skin and pretend it's spring (spring will come...right?!).
How much? Frequently...as in daily, sometimes twice. I highly recommend any of The Honey B's oils.
When? Depends on your skin, but the best times are when your skin is damp (after a shower/bath) or after washing your face before bed. I personally use "B Youthful" right after a shower and I LOVE how my face and skin feels. My skin drinks the oil right up and I am left soft and supple with no greasy residue. Another great tip is to put oil on about 10 minutes before you bathe and then again when you are finished. It may seem redundant, but trust me your skin will rehydrate and look beautiful!
How should I clean my face? Many commercial cleansers are really drying. READ your ingredients! Using Honey B Soap will help because it's an all natural soap that will not over-dry your skin. Be careful about exfoliation as well. When your skin is dry, less is more.
Life Style/ Eating Habits:
Spoiler alert!! Many hints and my advice will involve you giving up simple pleasures (because....cough cough, they aren't good for you!). My children call me a "fun sponge" because I am really good at sucking the fun out of things. HA! But seriously, your skin tells you exactly what is going on INSIDE your body. Nice skin= healthy body. Bad skin= unhealthy body. Simple enough!
1. Drink more water.
2. Eat more fresh veggies and fruit
3. Increase healthy fats (avocado, coconut...etc)
4. Lower your intake of salt and fried foods
5. No smoking!
6. Lower or eliminate your alcohol consumption
7. Take cooler showers and take them less often (do you really need to shower every day? If you are eating correctly, you will have little to no body odor... seriously! I only smell bad after eating sugar).
What products can I use to improve my skin?
Honey B Soap Company Products:
We offer a selection of moisturizing products to help you through this infinite winter on the planet Hoth... I mean, Earth.
Lotion Bars: With a high ratio of beeswax these are ideal for people who wash their hands a lot, have really thick calluses, or anyone who likes to be soft. My husband uses these for treating and preventing the skin on his finger tips from cracking. I use them on my children's bums when they get diaper rash. Other suggested use: making your heels sandal ready, treating sunburns, moisturizing legs/face after shaving... These are very versatile and you can feel good about smearing them on all the time because there are no harsh chemicals or preservatives!
Whipped Body Butter: This has a thick consistently and goes on a lot like butter (not that I've ever smeared butter on my skin... I imagine it would feel the same). It melts upon contact with your skin and a little goes a long way. We use these in our house after bath time. I smother my children with the body butter and then PJs and tuck into bed. They are so soft and their skin radiates a healthy glow. The Whipped Body Butter is made with Shea and Mango Butter and a blend of five oils. It's a time consuming process of freezing, whipping, freezing, whipping, repeat until done, package...but SO worth it! Once you've tried our Body Butter, you'll never go back to wimpy lotion.
Oils: We have five oils to meet your dry skin needs. There are three different recipes to accommodate as many skin types as possible.
The Massage Oil is grape seed and meadow foam seed oil. This is generally for massage, but if you like a light oil this is the one for you.
The Body Oil comes in three scents (Sweet Orange, Lavender and Peppermint) and is made from sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, and meadow foam seed oil. It is a light blend that is great for most skin types. We recommend this to be used in the place of lotion right out of the bath/shower for the most benefits, but can be used in the bath and as a massage oil. The peppermint is fabulous for foot massages!
B Youthful is our best seller because it contains avocado and rosehip oil along with three other oils. It targets "maturing" skin and skin that needs a little extra love. This is the oil I use exclusively on my face because I formulated it for face skin, but it's wonderful on your entire body. This oil is good for people with age spots, scarring, preggy bellies, fine lines... My husband's skin is part reptilian. I swear he molts! He has very flakey skin and has tried MANY products to moisturize and cease flaking. He started using the B Youthful oil and within a week stopped flaking and his skin has a youthful glow to it.
Lip Balm: Our lip balm has a high amount of shea butter and beeswax to soothe those dry lips. Many other products out there only coat your lips to stop further dehydration, but our lip balm will put moisture back so you can-smile-again-without-cracking-your-lips-and-bleeding. So, get your kiss on!
So there you have it! Simple solutions and chemical free products to ease your winter skin woes!
be clean. be natural.