Score Bigtime for the Face, Hands and Body
The skin is the largest organ on the human body so it’s super important to maintain its health throughout the year, especially when the cold and windy weather arrives. The skin not only covers the body’s tissues and organs-it has numerous functions!
- The skin sustains your essential body fluids (blood, water and lymph) from evaporating…which is why it’s important to keep hydrated during hot and cold months.
- Millions of nerves in the skin act as receptors to exterior stimuli and let your brain know when your skin has been touched…these same nerves also respond to sensations of hot and cold, which then let you know how you should dress for the day…or if you should let go of the hot pan you just tried to pick up with your bare hand (yes, I tried doing this the other night, ooof!)
- The skin is like your body’s thermostat…it regulates your body’s temperature by making your pores smaller when it’s cold and making pores larger when it’s hot.
- The skin is your exterior armor, protecting your entire body, guarding your immune system from various types of bacteria and diseases.
With every fall season comes the dry, cracked skin on your hands, elbows, knees or other body parts. This can be quite uncomfortable, especially if it leads to bleeding. Healing the skin is not only important for appearances, but it also may help in preventing bacterial infections.
One problem people have with finding the right lotion or moisturizer is that many moisturizing products are not formulated to resolve cracks in the skin nor do they provide the protection needed for those windy, cold days. Oftentimes, people invest in a lotion or moisturizer that contains alcohol or other chemicals that may actually do more harm than good for your skin.
Luckily, the Wellness Department has alternatives that will serve you right : ) Our current and all-new moisturizing lines may be the perfect resolution for any dry, cracked skin annoyances.
Shikai all natural Hand and Body Lotion:
This awesome new line has no animal ingredients and does no animal testing. The Hand and Body Lotion softens and moisturizes with aloe, borage, and shea butter. Offered in Sandalwood, Yuzu, Gardenia, Cucumber Melon, and Coconut and priced perfectly for an everyday lotion (only $8.19!).
EO has a great lotion for everyone:
For face, hands and body, this is the ultimate score…even for him! That’s right, EO has a lotion, everyone lotion for every man, and it totally rocks! Looking for a solid gold lotion? Look no further…EO uses ingredients that are pure, natural and organic. Try out Citrus + Mint, Coconut + Lemon, Lavender + Aloe, Cedar + Citrus, or Unscented…they all work beautifully.
Welcome to Wellness, derma e:
derma e is top notch when it comes to face care. Their Hydrating Night Crème nourishes and hydrates throughout the night with Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins A, C, Allantoin and Panthenol. The Hydrating Day Crème is enriched with Green Tea, Vitamins C & E and Aloe to help protect the skin from free radicals and environmental toxins. Let’s not forget about the Soothing Moisturizing Crème with anti-aging Pycnogenol (which may help to reduce redness), Firming DMAE Moisturizer with Alpha Lipoic and C-Ester (that may help to visibly firm, tighten and tone the skin), and a Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème which is one of the most deeply moisturizing formulas we carry in our department…and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we offer! Also, derma e is gluten free, cruelty free, paraben free and 100% vegan.
Make your skin organically sweet with Honey Girl:
Here is a company from Hawaii that prides itself on being clean…that means you won’t find any chemicals or anything artificial in their products. The lotion, in my opinion, is the only lotion you will ever need. It contains propolis which is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. This all-natural product makes your skin look and feel amazing…You don’t need a lot, so one little dab goes a long way, which makes this 8oz. bottle last. Also, the whole line is pure, natural and organic which is why their company saying goes, “If you wouldn’t eat it, why wear it?”
Get Hydrated with Botanical Potions, a Local Legend found in Wellness:
Here is a local company that offers two ideal moisturizers for the fall and winter. The first is BIO4, Complex 1 for the Hands and Body. This has 93% pure plant extract with no harsh chemicals, fragrances or dyes. The second product by Botanical Potions, BIO4, Complex 2 is for the face and neck. With green tea, lavender, calendula, and red clover these products provide a diverse amount of vitamins, minerals and help to soften and condition the skin beautifully. This local legend may be just the answer for your dry, cracked- skin needs.
Score bigtime in the Wellness Department with skin-moisturizing alternatives that work for you and your family.