All though high school and college I suffered from dry skin in the winter. It was itchy, flaky + red. I would constantly reapply lotion but it never seemed to really help. It wasn’t until I learned the power of waterLESS skincare that I finally saw those dry patches heal. So, you probably wondering what’s the deal with waterless skin care? Let’s dive in.
There are 3 main reasons why you need to ditch water-containing products.
- Water attracts water, so when you put a lotion containing water on your skin, it will pull out the moisture in your skin, evaporating it into the air. So, the water in our lotions is actually drawing the water OUT of our skin, making our skin dryer. No wonder I had to reapply 583x per day.
- Water makes products less stable and more prone to spoiling or growing bacteria. This requires the addition of stabilizers + preservatives. Unfortunately, most companies are not investing in healthy stabilizers + preventives, so most are toxic and harmful to our bodies. Examples include: parabens, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol
- When water is added to products, it dilutes the active ingredients, creating a cheaper product with less of the good stuff!
So if we should be avoiding water, what should we be looking for? Farm fresh Beeswax!
Beeswax is a natural humectant. That means that when incorporated in skin care, it actually locks moisture into your skin! Beeswax is also a natural antiseptic. This property acts to fight breakout-causing bacteria to help keep your skin glowing and clear. Last of all, it is rich in vitamin A, which is amazing for anti-aging! To learn more about beeswax in skin care, check out this short video!
In June 2020, I made the switch to a waterless facial + body lotion bar! They’re made with the goodness of nature to create a barrier to protect skin from the elements, seal in moisture, soothe and soften skin, + restore elasticity. When I started using a waterless facial lotion bar, my skin changed + I noticed a huge difference! My skin is hydrated all day long with no dry patches!
CHALLENGE: Check the ingredients in your face + body lotion — is water one of the first ingredients?
To learn more about the facial lotion bar that I use, check out this video.
If you’re interested in giving waterLESS lotion a try, use this link to save $10 off your first order!