What's All the 'Rage' in Winter Skin Care!?

It's the time of year that we are inundated with what you should do to keep your glow all winter long. We are providing you a few tips to navigate naturally through what is all the 'rage' in winter skincare this glorious season.

MAXIMIZE YOUR MOISTURIZER

The Rage: Smooth lotion on damp skin.
The trend is to lock moisture in before it disappears from the skin. What is the BEST to get this done!? Beeswax.

Beeswax naturally locks in moisture while adding the antioxidant vitamin E to help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. The health benefits of beeswax for the skin are almost too many to count. Obviously, one of the best benefits of using beeswax on the skin is the moisturizing and the softening. Unlike the artificial and often petroleum based chemicals added to many moisturizers and skin care lotions to aid in absorption, beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, actually locking moisture into the skin. Unlike petroleum based parabens, beeswax remains biologically “alive” even after it is processed!

Post shower, pat skin dry and apply an oil-based cream or balm instead of a lighter lotion to better trap and lock moisture into skin to fight cold weather dryness.


TRY NEW HYDRATORS

The Rage: Dermatologists are excited about new hydrators.
Did you know one of the BEST and not new hydrators is Shea Butter?
To stay hydrated, the skin pulls moisture out of the air—a problem in cold weather, when humidity plummets. This process also slows with age. Shea butter acts as a humectant, which means that it actually attracts new moisture from the air. Shea butter then chemically adheres to this moisture and draws it into the skin where it can replenish the crucial water content that was lost due to dry air, an excessive use of soap, overexposure to the sun or heat, or the aging process.
Shea butter is full of all-natural vitamin A, 100 percent pure, unrefined, raw shea butter aids in numerous skin conditions such as blemishes and wrinkles, stretch mark prevention during pregnancy, muscle fatigue, dermatitis, and radiation treatments for certain medical problems. Shea butter is extremely moisturizing and very hydrating, when applied to the skin, it provides immediate softness and smoothness. So butter up with bodacious balms!

CARE FOR YOUR LIPS

The Rage: Lock in moisture with a thick ointment.
Did you know a natural ointment or balm is the BEST!?

Why are thick ointments and balms being recommended in the winter months for lip care? The corners of the mouth crack when saliva gets trapped there. The digestive enzymes in saliva break down the skin. Using a rich ointment locks moisture in but also protects skin from this type of wear and tear by locking this type of moist residue away from skin.

With this said, not all balms and ointments are created equal. You eat half of the product that you apply to your lips. It is the general suggestion that the cancer causing components in petroleum jellies are removed. However, it is more plausible that petroleum based ointments are an inexpensive way for a formulator to offer the appearance and immediate feel of hydrated skin.

Besides all of the healthy components of elements such as beeswax, natural butters and vegetable oils, It is just better to opt for natural products...and not 'more' natural but actually natural with no fillers. Not only are these types of natural elements 'not' being refined to 'be' safe for you but they already are safe and they already are designed by nature to contain all the elements your skin requires to stay healthy.

Top skin healing ingredients include beeswax, olive oil, shea butter and coconut oil. Remember to use products on your mouth and body that you wouldn't mind putting into your body. An ointment and balm that contains not only these elements but are included in a formula that works on all areas of your skincare needs such as moisturizing, hydrating and locking it all in will ensure luscious lips all winter long.


HUMIDIFY  

The Rage: Get the best humidifier.
If your heating system doesn't have a built-in humidifier, place a portable unit in your bedroom to add extra moisture into the air and prevent dry skin and eyes in cold weather and the winter. Here are some humidifier how-to's:

Set the unit for 30 to 50% humidity during the winter months, advises the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Humidity levels above 60% may allow moisture to build up and condense on surfaces where bacteria can settle and flourish.)

Change water in your humidifier daily and clean out the unit every week to destroy bacteria that can grow in stagnant water. Breathing in dirty mist can cause respiratory problems that are especially dangerous to allergy or asthma sufferers.

To check out the best in winter skin care stop by the hive at www.bee23.ca!

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