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Winter Skin

02/11/12

  01:46:05 pm by Blogger, Categories: General Discussion, Formulating, Personal Care Trends

Three steps to prevent the dry winter months from giving you dry winter skin


The winter months can wreak havoc on your skin, turning your plump, hydrated skin into tight, parched, skin.  Not only is the dry cold air outside bad for your skin but, unfortunately, when you turn up the heat in your home to take the chill out of the air you are also taking the moisture out of the air and out of your skin.  For many that means dry, rough, skin.  It's not a lost cause though, you can easily make a few changes to your bath and body routine to keep your skin healthy, radiant, and hydrated, even in the the cold weather. 

This is the time to avoid using products containing humectants, which will draw even more moisture out of your skin because the air is so dry.  The answer is simple...load your skin with emollients that will moisturize and nourish your skin and give you back the radiance of healthy skin. 

The skin is one of our most important organs.  Unfortunately it is also our most abused organ.  The skin has a complex function and multiple jobs to perform.  With the state of today’s environment that is not an easy task, as it is subjected to an onslaught of contaminants, almost every minute, of every day.  Your skin may be the first thing that people see, and a dead giveaway to your age and condition, but it also serves as the body's barrier to environmental toxins.  It can perform these functions best when it is in ideal condition, which means maintaining the proper pH and hydration levels.  The pH is easy, just use good quality, natural, products that are not loaded with unhealthy chemicals and toxins.  The proper hydration is a little more challenging but, also easily addressed, with good care.

STEP ONE: Use a gentle cleanser that gets your skin clean without stripping it of its natural, protective, oils.  This is one of the areas that is often overlooked.  When you help your skin maintain its own natural moisture levels you get a glow that you won't get from any moisturizer, only healthy skin.

For The Body - Organicals Body Wash Soothing...formulated to cleanse the skin gently, and effectively, while also protecting the skins pH mantle and natural oils.  With vegetable derived     surfactants, thickeners, and natural preservatives, your skin is left soft, supple, and hydrated but, most importantly, intact and healthy, so that it can do what it was meant to do, provide a barrier from outside contaminants and absorb nutrients.

For The Face - Youthful Glo AHA / BHA Natural Face Wash...formulated to address the issues of dull, dry, and congested skin with the best that nature has to offer. With natural,     gentle,     cleansers that also offer smoothness and hydration;  aloe vera, and other botanical extracts, to soothe and nurture;  and natural alpha, and beta, hydroxy acids to revitalize, and refine; leaving your skin clean, fresh, and pampered.

STEP TWO: Every couple of days use a good scrub, or exfoliating wash, to cleanse the skin and remove impurities from the pores, eliminating the dead skin sitting on the surface.  There are a couple of  ways to do this;  either through chemical exfoliation like the AHA's, or through physical exfoliation using powders, grains and esters.  Either method will, effectively eliminate the dry skin that is responsible for the dull, patchy, look that comes with winter.  We like the physical exfoliation, in the winter, because it removes skin and debris while also adding light moisture and gives you some instant gratification as they remove all of the rough, dead, skin leaving behind soft, ultra smooth, skin.

For The Body - Babassu Body Polish or Vanilla & Apricot Sugar Scrub...made with     nurturing oils and butters to moisturize, and protect, while sugar and botanical powders buff away dull, dry, surface cells to detoxify and restore healthy skin and optimal function.

For The Face - Bamboo & Cranberry Natural Foaming Facial Scrub...the soft, delicate, foam removes dirt and oil while the powders remove the dead surface cells, and impurities, that     accumulate and result in dry, patchy, and uneven skin tone.  Smooth and luxurious while also being gentle and effective.  Foams readily, and rinses cleanly, taking the dull, dry, surface cells, and leaving your skin feeling smooth and supple with the glow of healthy radiant skin.  This     fabulous scrub also has gentle cleansers so it can just replace your normal cleanser.

STEP THREE: Add a oil treatment to your bath and body routine.  Oils will help to lock in your skins natural moisture and you will be way ahead of the game to eliminating dull, dry, skin.  There is nothing else that will contribute that healthy glow to skin like oils do.  They smooth onto damp skin, and emulsify with the water left on the skin, to instantly soothe and hydrate, leaving your skin soft and dewy.

For The Body - Smooth & Silky Body Balm...super packed with nurturing butters, nourishing oils and esters, and powerful plant extracts to protect and moisturize.  The combination of     ingredients give this balm a silky feeling that your skin will drink up almost instantly.  Leaving you with super dewy radiant skin, that is touch-ably soft and smooth. 


For The Face - Protect & Repair Facial Oil...fights the damage caused by environmental stress with high powered carrier oils blended to deliver essential fatty acids, to the skin, with a     nutrient rich combination of the precious oils known to be restructuring, regenerative and repairing.

DON'T FORGET FRAGRANCE: This time of year brings back memories, and fondness, of days gone by and essential oils can do that better than anything else.  Warm notes of ginger, and other spices, can make your mouth water and take you all the way back to your mothers kitchen and holiday gatherings.  Some customer favorites for the winter months:

AT138 Warming Chai...with warm notes of ginger and vanilla to slow you down after dealing with the hussle, and bustle, of the holiday season.
AT180 Sugar & Spice...with sweet floral notes to soothe the mood, and spicy notes to trigger desire, this smooth blend will make you feel re-newed after a long day
AT569 Candy Apple...with sweet fruit notes and warm amber notes put you in the festive mood
AT570 Candy Cane...with mints, and citrus, to lift your mood even after the worst day   

If we can help give us a call or send us an email and we'll be happy to help you, and your customers, put your best face forward!!!

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