We’re passionate about natural soaps and lotion bars for keeping your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Our lotion bars can be used all over your body, not just on your hands. Furthermore, skin everywhere on your body can become dry, and dry skin can lead to damaged skin. It’s your first line of defense to the outside world and your largest organ, it’s important to make sure you’re taking good care of it!
Today we have our top 6 tips for making sure your skin stays baby soft.
#1 Get Enough Sleep
Your body uses that time to regenerate and recover from the daily stresses you put on it, getting plenty of sleep means giving your body time to heal itself.
#2 Wear Sunscreen
You know you need to wear sunscreen when you go into the sun, but wearing sunscreen on parts of your body that are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis is a good idea. This means not just your face, but also your neck, hands, and arms.
#3 Massage your lotion in
Massaging your lotion into your skin will stimulate blood flow.
#4 Stay Hydrated
Hydrate your skin from the inside out! Drink the recommended 6-8 glasses of water, if you feel thirsty you’re already dehydrated.
Remove dead skin by exfoliating regularly–you can use a brush, pumice stone, or a sugar scrub. Exfoliating regularly will keep your skin from looking dull.
#6 Eat Healthy Fats
Almonds are a great healthy snack that has benefits for your skin. It’s a great source of Omega-3s and vitamin E, two things that keep your skin cells plump and healthy. Other healthy fats include avocado, coconut oil and fish oil. Learn more by following our links.
Why would you choose a lotion bar over a liquid lotion to keep your skin hydrated?
- Liquid lotion contains water which dries out your skin as it evaporates.
- Petroleum based products are frequently used to emulsify oils in liquid lotions.
- Liquid lotion has the tendency to wash off – lotion bars absorb into your skin.
- Our lotion bars are made of oils and pure beeswax–nothing else! The beeswax helps seal in those oils, resulting in skin that actually feels different–softer, more supple, soothed. While we can’t scientifically prove this statement, our customers tell us this over and over. Try it yourself and see!
Taking care of your skin not only keeps your skin healthy and glowing, but can become a beautiful ritual for nurturing yourself. For more great tips on taking care of your hands, visit the Drea Renee Knits Blog.