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The Lowdown On Really Really Dry Skin

November 22, 2016

The Lowdown On Really Really Dry Skin

With Thanksgiving, the holidays and all that comes with it (the family and getaway travel!) rapidly approaching we thought it might be useful to cover the topic of extremely dry skin that many of us are currently dealing with thanks to the fall and winter weather and all the air travel that many of us will do... So there are really 2 parts to it; prevention and rescue…

Prevention:

Before stepping out into freezing cold weather or just before a flight, it helps to use a beauty balm. The balm should be applied just after using a light serum, in order to achieve the most hydrated skin. A beauty balm that includes a barrier ingredient is the most effective. Barrier ingredients are typically a wax, so in the ingredient list you are looking for beeswax, or candelilla wax (a vegan alternative). The wax acts as a shield to lock in moisture, something we all cherish in the colder months, and protects against the effects of extreme cold or dry air often suffered on flights.  In addition to a little bit of wax, most beauty balms are predominantly composed of butters and precious oils so they are both protective and nourishing. However, remember that a little goes a long way! Oh, and always use products on freshly cleansed skin.

Rescue:

Taking care of your skin is extremely important, but as we all know during an extremely busy week sometimes we can let our skincare routine fall to the sidelines, and we understand that. Which is why we want to let you know our top tips for rescuing your skin. My husband once travelled to Tokyo and then to Johannesburg within a span of 2 weeks ( 2 of the world’s longest flights) and when he came back he had very dry and red skin. In this scenario, using a balm also helps restore skin, the only catch is that it is really important to pick a “unscented balm” i.e. One with no essential oils!! Essential oils in small quantities are fabulous for many reasons, but when it comes to irritated skin, it’s best to avoid any skincare that has essential oils or other “actives” in them.

As 2016 wraps up, we are looking forward to showing you in the new year some special new launches we have been working on!

But before that, we wanted to let you know that our final 2016 blog will be a holiday gift guide to all our favorite things from 2016, that are organic, healthy and fun of course!






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