Take Care of Dry Skin During the Winter Months!

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Take Care of Dry Skin During the Winter Months! 

For many of us, the winter season can wreak havoc on our skin. The cold and lack of humidity during winter is made worse by forced heat, making our skin dry and itchy. Those with skin ailments such as psoriasis will often see flare-ups during the winter months. One of the significant winter skin complaints involves painful cracked elbows and heels and new or more defined wrinkles. 

Let's face it; winter doesn’t do our skin any favors; The winter weather negatively impacts our largest organ. In the United States, we spend billions of dollars on skincare products to repair some of the season's damage. 

Ways to Keep You and Your Skin Hydrated and Healthy during the Winter Months:

Unless we relocate to the tropics, we can’t really avoid the harsh effects of winter. But, steps exist to help us minimize its effects on our skin:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Remember that coffee, soda, and alcohol don't count toward your daily water intake. Six to eight glasses of pure water or water enhanced with electrolytes represent the best choice for hydration.
  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy oils, and fish such as salmon will contribute to better skin. 
  • Moisturize like your skin depends on it. No shortage exists when it comes to skin products to moisturize your skin, so how do we choose? Is that massive bottle of lotion from the Dollar Store just as good as the $100 jar of cream from the department store? To understand the quality of a product, take a careful look at the ingredients.
  • Use a humidifier whenever possible.
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Check Out the Many Benefits of Our Body Butter:

 Your skin will thank you when you treat it to our unique Body Butter at Apis Mercantile. We believe this Body Butter may represent your best defense from skin damage caused by the brutal winter months because this skin product contains an incredible array of healing and beneficial products for your skin. Each ingredient by itself contains healing properties, but the synergy of the ingredients working together will make your skin think you took a vacation to a warmer climate. Check out the ingredients that make our Body Butter so special:

  • Manuka honey helps reduce breakouts and rashes by reducing inflammation. Its healing bacteria prevents infections. It works great as a moisturizer by promoting collagen growth and therefore preventing wrinkles.
  • Beeswax often appears in products such as makeup and sunscreen. It turns out this product created by worker bees to store the honey in the honeycomb also protects and exfoliates the skin. As a humectant, beeswax also attracts water and aids with skin hydration.
  • Propolis represents the byproduct that comes from bees harvesting the sap and resin from trees. This incredible ingredient boasts antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. No wonder it not only brightens the skin for a more youthful appearance but also helps protect against environmental challenges by neutralizing free radicals.
  • Royal jelly represents the gelatin substance packed with nutrients from carbs, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Royal jelly contains all the B Vitamins, but most notably for the skin Vitamin B9 or Biotin. Royal jelly assists in collagen production and also helps with wound repair.
  • But, it's not only about the bees. Each jar of our Body Butter also contains 500 mg of cannabidiol or CBD. CBD will not make you high! This cannabinoid found in the hemp plant does not possess the psychoactive properties of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC found in the marijuana plant. 

CBD works with the body's endocannabinoid system or ECS at the cellular level by stimulating receptors and preparing damage caused by harsh weather and environmental factors. Our full-spectrum CBD means our product gives you the other benefits the hemp plant offers, like essential fatty acids and antioxidants. 

Winter only seems like it lasts forever. Spring and summer will eventually get here. Why not prepare to show off your beautiful skin now. Practice healthy habits, and don't forget to try some incredible Body Butter. For more information on how our Body Butter will help your winter skin, check it out here.

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