Did you know – your skin needs winterizing too?

Mary Ann Andersen

Winter is upon us!  Everyone knows that you need to winterize your outdoor pipes, your landscaping, your boat, etc., but did you know, that you also need to winterize your skin?  However, unlike your boat or your pipes, you can’t do this just once, but need to take special care of your skin all winter long.  If you don’t, you may experience something similar to what happened to our son.

Last night when he stopped by for a visit, he showed us his hands that were very red and dry, with cracked skin around his knuckles. The palms of his hands were also dry and peeling. He had been working on some projects outside in the cold dry weather and it showed in his hands. I handed him a jar of my moisture cream which he applied it to his hands. He noticed while he was rubbing it into his skin that there was no burning or stinging feeling that he would normally get with mainstream skin care products.  The reason for that is that they are chock full of man made chemicals, including alcohol. Before he left to go home, less than an hour later, his hands had greatly improved.

I have found that my moisture cream is effective for people of all ages. As seen with my son’s experience, this moisture cream is hydrating and nourishing to other parts of your body as well as your face, especially your elbows, knees, and cuticles. Customers have also shared with me that it also helps to soothe dry itchy patches of skin as well.

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Another important place to winterize is the sensitive area around your eyes. Remember that with the cold weather your eyes are always exposed, even though the rest of your body is usually covered.  Using a high-quality eye cream daily is important for anyone older than 25. An important feature of our healthy organic eye cream is how very thick and creamy it is thanks to the cocoa butter. I like to apply my eye cream at night before going to bed. When I wake up in the morning, I notice that my eye cream has been working all night to keep the area around my eyes hydrated, soft, and supple.

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Finally, don’t forget about winterizing your lips!  Keeping your lips moist and hydrated during the winter time can be a challenge for many people. The reason for this is that a lot of commercial lip balms on the market have drying agents in them that actually dry out your lips so that you will use a lot of lip balm trying to keep your lips from being dry and cracked. I recently examined the ingredients list on a very popular brand of lip balm that you will all be familiar with.  I counted 36 ingredients most of which were man made chemicals that I couldn’t even pronounce like perfluorononyl dimethicone, methylparaben, and ethylhexyl palmitate (and so many others). You may or may not know that the FDA does not test skin care products in the United States.

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You can be assured that my skin care products are made only from simple, healthy, and organic ingredients. They are just what you need to keep your skin looking and feeling great all winter long.

~Mary Ann