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Save my dry winter skin

Dry skin is more common in the colder winter months. We often expose our skin to changes in humidity and temperature which can irritate our skin. Turning the heat up high indoors and taking hot showers, then going outside to colder temperatures. The cold weather, snow, rain and harsh winds can strip the skin of its natural, moisturizing oils.
We need moisture for the skin barrier to perform well. Loss of moisture can result in skin flaking, show up as rough patches or redness and cracks. Dry skin may be itching, stinging and feel sensitive to the touch.
The All you need is me balm is perfect to use as an overnight mask. It locks in moisture while allowing skin to breathe. A family staple

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The lymphatic system and skin health

When your lymphatic system is stagnant, it can show up on your skin. The lymphatic system assists with the expelling of toxins. It lies just beneath your skin. If it is not working as it should or clogged, your skin may suffer from acne, loss of elasticity, premature aging and other skin conditions. The lower body gets a head start in the morning as we get up to walk around and move. To get the circulation going for the upper body try this: clasp your hands behind your head so your elbows stick out. Now in a pumping motion put the elbows together in front of you for a count of 30-50 times. Other ways you can kickstart the system is to dry brush your skin and jump on a trampoline or maybe doing the chicken dance 😉
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What to do about dry skin

When temperatures are going down and the weather getting cooler it sucks moisture from our skin. Leaving the skin dry and itchy. This is the time when it becomes important to counteract with a good quality organic body lotion. Body lotions add a coating to the skin to prevent water evaporating.
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Humidity impact on skin

Be aware of the humidity changes in the climate because that has an impact on your skin’s needs. The colder the temperature, the dryer the air. This means that during cold weather the skin tends to loose moisture when it evaporates into the cold air. To prevent this moisture  loss it's important to use an oil, that locks in moist into the outer layers of the skin. When weather goes into spring, or warmer climate, the humidity levels increases in the air. This is why our skin feels less dry in warmer, more humid climates. Then adapt your routine to decrease the amount oil used. In daytime our soft Make My Day. This cream is excellent during sunnier times as the Algica in it acts as a uv filter. This one does the trick by itself, in warmer climate.
Many of you choose to use the cream during the day and the oil over night.
Just keep some attention to what your skin is telling you it needs and adapt the amount of oil contra cream according to what feels is giving you the most comfort. 💚
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Glowing healthy skin naturally

Glowing healthy skin is not an overnight miracle.
It’s easy thinking that piling on all the makeup products in the world will help. To achieve natural radiance that makes your skin look healthy and flawless we need to treat our skin at its core and adopt good habits.

Always remove your makeup. Leaving it on clogs the pores which may cause blemishes. Your skin needs to breathe while it’s in repair mode. Double cleanse.

Apply sunscreen also in the winter that blocks UVA and UVB rays. A longtime exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and more serious skin problems.

Eat fruits, vegetables, greens, protein and vitamins. Cut down on sugar

Exercise regularly to stimulate your blood circulation. If you don’t have time with anything else, take a brisk walk around the block. Notice the glow on your face.

Try to get at least 8 hours sleep

Make time for “me time” and try to avoid stress. Ever notice that you tend to break out more when you are stressed?

Drink water

Do a facial massage when you apply your cream. I mix Make my day cream with Face it serum. Making sure not to pull the skin.

Use gentle skincare products.

Use a face mask like Sea me mask twice a week. It really gives you a noticeable glow and is a true Cinderella mask. Packed with organic ingredients, chlorella and antioxidants that will really make a difference to your skin.

Remember beautiful skin is not a sprint it’s a marathon.




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All you need is me balm- solution to dry cracked hands

Cold weather and frequent washing of our hands wreak havoc with the skin on the hands. What to do about those dry hands? Here are a few tips: As soon as it starts getting cold, protect your hands with gloves, after you wash your hands make sure they are totally dry. Use a gentle soap, not a harsh antibacterial one. Moisturize with a  lotion after every time. At bedtime apply All you need is me balm on your hands. Thin cotton gloves optional. You will wake up with baby soft skin. All you need is me balm has castor oil that helps pull moisture from the air to the skin. Beeswax hydrates and protects skin creating a barrier. Olive oil locks in the moisture, Shea butter nourishes and soothes skin. The Vitamin E helps to seal the cracks in skin caused by dryness.

Blueberry seed oil contains oleic acid which is a permeability enhancer, it increases absorption and making the active ingredients even more powerful. There is no water in All you need is me balm, all the ingredients are active and anti inflammatory.

 

Stay away from petroleum based products, they are harmful to your skin and our environment

 

Beautiful photo by @organicsmix.sk

 

Sending love and compassion to our friends in Ukraine 🇺🇦

 

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Dry itchy skin?

Dry skin? Oats have been used for centuries to treat and soothe skin. It has anti itch properties which work wonders on dry itchy skin. We have added oat kernel oil to our Body buddy lotion. Oat kernel oil is an incredibly light textured oil which absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s packed with ceramides that lock in moisture and form a waterproof barrier. It’s nourishing, revitalizing and rejuvenates the complexion. Leaving you with beautiful supple skin 😊
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Face it serum- stimulates new collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles

We chose to make Chia seed oil the main ingredient in Face it serum for many reasons. Chia seed oil is the beautiful oil you get when you press the tiny seeds. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, loaded with unusually high levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants. The fatty acids promote a healthy plump look for your skin. In fact, Chia seeds have more than 30% cell protecting antioxidants than blueberries. It moisturizes skin, protects against skin problems like eczema and acne. Chia seed oil reduces fine lines and appearance of wrinkles. Face it serum is formulated with the finest blend of pure organic oils. It promotes cell renewal, stimulates new collagen production and helps improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Natural ingredients work in synergy with each other and become even more powerful. Platinum award 🥇 winner!

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Protect your face from harsh weather

Walking may be the simplest and most underrated form of exercise.

There is a lot of information out there about the positives of running and lifting weights, but the simple activity of walking can provide a whole host of benefits too.

Walking is simple, free, and nearly any able-bodied person can do it.

As well as burning calories, studies show that brisk walks may help to reduce the intake of high calorie snacks by half. Walking increases bone strength, every step counts. People who walk at least 1,5km a day have a higher bone density than those who don’t.

Walking is just as effective as running for fighting major diseases.

Regular brisk walking may help to maintain a healthy weight, prevent various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and stroke. Improves your cardiovascular fitness level, strengthens bones, muscles, and improves muscle endurance. May improve your mood, sleep, balance, and coordination. Builds up your immune system and reduces stress. Researchers found that walking for 30 minutes, 3 times a week for 3 months had the same mood boosting result as antidepressants.

As for myself, I have a dog who is a very fast walker, come rain or shine, I’m out there walking. I have noticed that my normal winter lows are not as bad since I got my dog Spencer. If it’s very cold or harsh weather I protect my face with All you need is me balm. Since it contains no water but let’s your skin breathe, it’s perfect for protecting the face. My best ideas and thinking also happen out there on the walks.

See you out there :) 

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All you need is me balm

All you need is me balm
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