Pamper your Hands
Our hands are going through so much these days – washing, sanitizing, drying. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Stay safe – and silky smooth – with these tips from our BF Natural Living team gurus Silvia and Mollee:
SILVIA (Director of Wellness):
Argan or Rosehip oil – Mix a few drops of argan or rosehip seed oil with warmed & whipped shea butter. This really heals the skin and locks in that much-needed moisture. (This is also my favorite for body moisturizing – it lasts all day!)
MOLLEE: (Natural Living Manager):
Beeswax – The buzz about beeswax (a.k.a. cera alba) is well deserved. It’s naturally antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and a great way to seal in moisture without clogging your pores. You’ll find those beeswax benefits in Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic, a great all-in-one balm that also soothes itchy skin.
Coconut oil – Fights inflammation and smells heavenly! Plus, the lauric acid in coconut oil has antimicrobial properties while its fatty acids soothe the skin.
Lanolin (wool wax) – Lanolin locks in the moisture! One of the best is Weleda’s Skin Food. Speaking of Weleda, their Sea Buckthorn cream is amazing. Did you know that sea buckthorn berries have 12 times as much Vitamin C as oranges and triple the Vitamin A of carrots? Those vitamins can brighten and soften your skin while also reducing inflammation. Weleda’s Sea Buckthorn cream, which includes a bit of sesame oil for better absorption, is one of our faves.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Add a few drops of lavender or rose oil to a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to add and seal-in moisture. Gently wipe off the excess afterwards, because some of the oil won’t be absorbed by the skin.
Lavender oil – Heal those pesky cuts with just a few drops in your favorite moisturizer or carrier oil.
There you have it! For happy, healthy hands, all you need is a few minutes of TLC 🙌