My skin is DRY. Dry, dry, dry. And I mean dry.
I am a low maintenance woman, trucking through my days, minding my own business. I never look in the mirror, and I’m doing good to coordinate my clothes from one day to the next. I just don’t have time for it.
But every now and then I notice my legs are flaking, my feet are cracked, and my face is dry like the Sahara.
One of my 20 year old colleagues in nursing school showed me her hands one day and they did look like dry cracked desert ground. They were to the point of bleeding. She was using a generic cleanser that had lotion in it with mineral oil (besides constantly using hand sanitizer at our clinical site. One time we were in post conference and I pointed out to her that while we had been sitting there she had sanitized her hands 3 times–serious overkill). And she was using a lotion with mineral oil in it as well. She had been putting the generic lotion on at night with socks on her hands to try to keep the lotion in, but she didn’t realize that mineral oil actually robs the skin and causes a dependence on the lotion (even though the lotion isn’t really helping–nice marketing strategy eh?).
I brought her some organic, beeswax based Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands and told her to start using a basic nontoxic soap like Dr. Bronner’s (diluted). She started using the Badger Balm on her hands at bedtime with socks on them and 4 days later I asked her about it.
She said, “Oh my God, I wanted to text you guys (our clinical group) a picture because, look at my hands! They are so much better.”
It has been my experience that organic, natural, basic products work better than mainstream products created by large chemical companies. Don’t get sucked in by the pretty packaging and the unsubstantiated claims. Your skin needs edible products, not shelf stable chemicals.
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In the meantime, if you are ready for your skin to be well cared for, come in to see us and we will cleanse, exfoliate, mask, and moisturize you so that you can once again face the brutal cold that is winter.
And yes, we carry Badger Balm, Eminence Organics, and other clean products that you can trust. Come on in and play with the samples.
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Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student. She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health. Schedule an appointment for a massage 479-251-7422