Ahhh, January. Love the cool weather and the rain--don't love dry, flaky skin on hands and feet.
Why is our skin so dry looking this time of year?
Lack of humidity in our homes, offices, and public places from running indoor heat, along with cold temperatures and wind, can leave the skin dry, cracked and cause hands to be red and flaky.
You can apply all the hand cream you want to dry hands and feet, but if you don't exfoliate first, don't expect the cream to do its job well.
Think about this...you wouldn't sand your walls, and leave the dust there before painting, would you?
Slathering lotion over dry flakes, just like paint, isn't effective. You must get rid of the flakes first, then apply cream or lotion. Creams work best on freshly exfoliated skin.
If you're using the right scrub/polish, you may not even need cream.
Our Sugared Butter Whip Body Polish is THAT polish!
When I first formulated our Sugared Butter Whip Body Polish, it was specifically for dry hands and feet. These two areas seem to get drier than the rest of our body.
What makes it unique is it's not a cleansing type scrub, it's a moisturizing type scrub. It exfoliates and leaves a layer of moisture protection on your skin. Ingredients like Shea Butter, Olive Butter, Coconut Oil, Cranberry seed oil, and Prickly Pear oil leave skin amazingly soft and hydrated.
The best way to use our body polish is to use about a quarter's worth of scrub and massage into both hands (or anywhere your skin is dry). Massage for 10 seconds, then rinse in warm water. This is important, the water must be warm. Warm water ensures the sugar and the right amount of butter rinse off easily.
We use sugar instead of salt in our scrub because salt can dehydrate. Also, sugar doesn't burn freshly shaved legs as salt does.
Have you tried our body polish?
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We all know our skin ages, sometimes faster than we would like. There are two main reasons our skin ages known as Intrinsic and Extrinsic aging.
Intrinsic or Genetics - contribute to how fast we age. Most of us show signs of aging in our late 40's to early 50's.
Extrinsic or External Factors - These include environmental, free radical sun damage, and stress.
Free radical and sun damage accounts for 90% of early signs of aging. Seriously, it's that high!