When we talk about skincare, sometimes the first thing that comes to mind is the face. For those of us who do not have day to day skin conditions, we may tend to spend a lot of time and energy caring for our face and give less importance to the rest of our body.
While it is true that the facial skin is more delicate, your whole body needs nourishment too. The skin on your arms and legs is exposed more often to the sun, environmental pollutants, and constant friction from our clothing. This can cause our skin to become sunburned, dehydrated, cracked, and flaky.
Having an ultimate, multi-purpose balm in all our bags and pouches has been somewhat of a go-to for skincare emergencies. But if you haven’t been using organic balms yet, there’s a chance your body may be missing out on much-needed all natural nutrients that are key elements in organic ingredients.
What is an organic body balm?
Organic body balms are a fantastic way to feed your skin and keep it looking and feeling like a million bucks. They work like moisturizers that help hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin but with a unique formulation and texture.
This type of balm is typically made with a mix of powerful fruit and vegetable carrier oils, waxes, and butter in order to transform your skin without harsh chemicals.
Nutrient-dense natural ingredients that are present in organic body balms are rich in vitamins and minerals your skin needs to heal from the inside out. They act as a natural hydrating agent that penetrates through the surface of the skin.
You may find that the majority of 100% organic body balms are free from alcohol, water, silicone, parabens, and mineral oils. Additionally, they more often than not, avoid toxic, synthetic, or any artificial ingredients.
Organic body balms are better for sensitive and eczema-prone skin
Looking for new skincare and experimenting with which one works the best for you can be challenging, especially to those who have sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Conventional body balms can actually cause more harm than good for those with skin conditions.
How? Imagine your skin as if it were your stomach; eating processed food full of preservatives and artificial ingredients. Not only would you miss out on all the nutrients to maintain optimal health, but you would damage and kill the positive bacteria that help to absorb nutrients.
The same thing with skin. If you are using conventional body balms with a ton of preservatives and fragrances, you are going to damage your skin’s microflora which will impair your skin function and have the worst impact on skin quality and appearance.
When it comes to finding an organic balm for sensitive skin, be sure to do your research. There are many so-called “organic” and “natural” body balms on the market that are stuffed with cheap preservatives, annoying chemicals, and worthless fillers that can honestly create greater problems for your skin.
Bodybees is a trusted, family-grown business that advocates organic and all-natural ingredients especially for those with sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Our organic body balms are formulated to protect, hydrate, and help skin heal from the inside out. We use ethically sourced, pure ingredients from South Africa such as beeswax, honey, and olive oil. All of which have been recognized around the world for their anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and also aids the regeneration of cells.
When and how to use an organic body balm?
Body balms are multifunctional that can be used for your face or body, even around your eyes and on your lips.
It is great for soothing dry and cracked feet and hands, as a spot treatment for dry patches, for cuticles and nails, and especially on skin that is sunburned or that will be exposed to the cold. So applying it as needed to dry and damaged skin, will prevent it from getting worse.
While hanging outside this summer, don’t forget to pack outdoor jungle balm, Bee Gone. Ideal for summer days, camping adventures, and day to day use - this all-natural formula works to keep mosquitoes and insects away, while keeping skin moisturized and protected.
So, if you feel as though your moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, a pure and organic body balm filled with super-healing ingredients and extracts might be just the thing your green beauty kit is missing.
Overall benefits of an organic body balm
If you want the TLDR; here’s a quick list of all the reasons why organic body balms are a healthy way of keeping your skin moisturized, nourished, and protected all year long:
- Multifunctional. Can be used for your face or body, even around your eyes and on your lips.
- Suitable for sensitive and hypoallergenic skin and people who may be prone to Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. More about this later.
- Free from alcohol, water, silicone, parabens, and mineral oils. No toxins, synthetic or artificial ingredients.
- Depending on its active all-natural ingredients, it penetrates the skin rapidly for instant relief.
- Balms are packaged in a way that is very compact and handy so you are able to conveniently bring them in your bag or pockets, even.
- Since balms are not in liquid form, it is mess-free and leak-proof which makes it a perfect on-the-go choice compared to lotions and creams.