It’s that time of year again; our one excuse to dress up in coats, fancy scarves, fuzzy socks, cute bonnets, gloves, and boots! While it’s true that Christmas is magical, it’s probably not the “most wonderful time of the year” for our skin. Dry, peeling skin, chapped lips, and wind burns come to celebrate with us too! We’re not just talking about people with dry skin, this also goes for people who have normal and combination skin.
If you’re worried about having dry skin, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your lips and skin protected and smooth this winter. We also have a goodie-bag of products, tailored for the darker months, guaranteed to be the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one!
Whether it’s the products you use or the way you use them, remember to think gentle. Cleansers that contain artificial colors, strong fragrances, alcohol, and other chemicals tend to irritate and dry the skin out. Some keywords to look for would be all-natural, organic, vegan, paraben-free, alcohol-free, and--you guessed it--gentle. Once you get the first step down, apply your cleanser gently. The skin is the most prominent tissue in our bodies, we have to give them some extra TLC. Also consider patting your face dry instead of rubbing it.
As soon as you enter the shower, set the temperature to warm, not hot. Limit your shower to 5-10 minutes as not to remove too much sebum from the skin. To lock in the moisture, apply a gentle and fragrance-free moisturizer immediately after patting your skin dry.
Contrary to popular belief, even people with dry skin need to exfoliate twice or thrice a week. It is important to exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells. When dead skin cells are stuck on the epidermis (outer-most layer of the skin), the tendency is for your skin to form dry patches, clogged pores, and a rough texture. Moisturize immediately after exfoliating.
Always Wear An Organic Lip Balm
The skin on your lips is very thin, so you can imagine how easily your lips are affected by the world around us. Lips do not have oil glands to protect themselves or create moisture. And lipstick doesn’t provide the protection or moisture you need during the winter, and can even be part of the problem. Before leaving the house, especially during winter, make sure to pack an organic lip balm. Excessive use of lipsticks filled with chemicals, or lip balms with alcohol, retinol or menthol can be very drying.
BodyBees' Bee Smooth lip balms are made with 100% organic ingredients that keep your lips protected and moisturized all winter long.
Moisturize With An Organic Body Balm
Bee Natural is an organic body balm made with beeswax and olive oil that helps to hydrate thirsty skin, maintain natural PH balance, and leave the skin with a natural protective barrier. You don’t need to worry about irritating your skin because it is alcohol-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, free from water, and free from mineral oils. Apply as often as you need on both face and body, especially after you shower.
These tips and tricks are dermatologically tested and proven effective. However, if your skin’s condition worsens, go see a dermatologist for a customized prescription.
Bee Natural €24,00