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!