The skin is the largest organ of our body and the first thing people notice about us, and we all naturally go to great lengths to keep it smooth and supple – as best we can. But sometimes, seasonal changes and hormonal imbalances can be too much for the skin. This is especially true for people who have a naturally dry skin type, as dry weather can make it even harder for the skin to retain optimal moisture.
Dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including nutrient deficiency, hormonal imbalances, dry weather, eating too many inflammatory foods, long COVID, or some underlying medical condition. Sometimes, dry summer months can trigger the dual problem of dry and dehydrated skin. Our skin feels dry when the sebaceous glands are not producing enough oils, whereas dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of water-based nourishment. In this condition, the sebaceous glands go overactive and start producing excess oils to compensate for the lost moisture. This problem is even more difficult to diagnose because your skin is dehydrated, but it rather feels oily!
Botanical moisturizing oil combines the power of cold-pressed jojoba oil with healing herbs and essential oils that are well-known for their soothing and nourishing properties. Infused with real herbal extracts, this multifunctional body oil comes in 4 varieties: frangipani absolute, citrus, green tea, and vanilla. When applied to freshly cleansed and wet skin, it instantly locks moisture by creating a protective barrier on the topmost layer.
Jojoba oil – the all-in-one ingredient for supple skin
A DEEPLY NOURISHING AND LIGHT MOISTURIZER
One of the most cherished natural moisturizers of all time, the super-nourishing oil extracted from jojoba beans is known for its extremely light consistency, quick absorbency, and deeply hydrating properties. Jojoba is loaded with essential fats, vitamins (A, B, and E), minerals (chromium, copper, zinc), and antioxidants that strengthen the skin barrier and promote rejuvenation. Because of its high fat and protein content, jojoba can replenish the lost skin moisture in a very short time, making it especially useful in harsh and dry weather conditions.
SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
The unique quality of jojoba oil, which significantly sets it apart from any natural oil, is its chemical composition. Its structure and constitution are remarkably similar to that of the skin’s own sebum, which makes it highly effective in nourishing dry skin without disturbing the natural oil balance. In fact, jojoba is technically not an oil but a wax ester that mimics the skin structure. It has a non-comedogenic rating, meaning it will not clog pores. Because of its ability to balance oil production, jojoba can help keep the pores clean and prevent frequent breakouts.
REPAIRS AND REJUVENATES
Jojoba oil contains high amounts of vitamins A and E – two powerful antioxidants that can do wonders to your skin elasticity and texture. Regular use can reduce the appearance of premature wrinkles and promote cell regrowth. In one study, regular application of jojoba oil was found to boost skin proteins and increase the skin’s resistance to UV rays and environmental pollutants. Researchers suggested that because of its highly penetrating nature, jojoba oil can reach deeper skin tissues and repair damage.
PREVENTS SKIN PROBLEMS
According to a 2021 study, jojoba oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritable skin conditions like acne, sunburns, eczema, redness, itchiness, and psoriasis. Botanical moisturizing oil employs some immensely healing herbs like frangipani, green tea, bael fruit, chrysanthemum, mandarin, and bergamot – which are all known for their restorative and wound-healing abilities.
NOURISH FROM WITHIN TO COMBAT DRY SKIN
When you are doing everything right and still not finding relief, it may be a sign that your skin is trying to tell you something. Sometimes, dry skin is only a symptom of an underlying cause, while the real problem lies somewhere else. Nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance, stress, lack of adequate sleep, and lack of proper hydration are some of the known causes of dry and dehydrated skin. Eating a nutritious diet full of seasonal fruits and vegetables, drinking loads of water throughout the day, and exercising regularly are just as important as topical skin massage.
TRY HANDMADE HOT PROCESS SOAP
Harsh chemicals and preservatives found in a regular soap can strip your skin of its natural sebum, leaving it susceptible to environmental wear and tear. Instead, try hot process soaps that are made with natural herbs and high-quality fats. An age-old technique of soap-making that is used by only 5% of soap makers (we proudly belong to this group) today, the hot process method allows us to retain the maximum potency of plant compounds. We make a wide variety of handmade soaps enriched with natural emollients and uplifting essential oils. Check out our range of hot process soaps here.