Are all oils created equal?
The answer is No.
There are two different types of oil, WET & DRY, and they have different properties with different purposes.
First, let's talk about the WET OILS.
Wet oils are oils that linger on the surface of your skin. They are slowly absorbed into the dermis.
Wet oils are heavier, thicker oils and are usually especially good for relieving inflamed skin conditions.
Some examples of wet oils are:
DRY OILS are the other type of oil, and they are a lighter, mostly plant-based oil.
Dry oils are quickly absorbed into your skin, helping to heal and nourish it without leaving your skin feeling sticky or oily.
Dry oils have a lot of antioxidants and help to keep the moisture in while keeping bacteria and viruses out.
Dry oils improve dry skin, help fight aging, boost collagen production and much more.
Some examples of dry oils are:
Do you have a particular oil that you absolutely love and swear by?
Please let us know! We would love to hear which oils you do or do not recommend.
"Mind, Body, Green" https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-dry-oil (2017)
"New Beauty" www.newbeauty.com (2015)
"Eminence Organic Skin Care" https://eminenceorganics.com/ca/blog/2020/07/21/what-dry-oil-and-are-you-using-it-properly (2020)
"The Strategist" https://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-dry-oils.html (2019)
Nothing sings the blues like your skin during the cold winter months.
But, there is hope!
For the past few years, the winter season has been almost non-existent in certain areas of the United States (especially in the southeast). That stored box of winter coats has remained pretty much unpacked for a lot of us.
But for the few weeks when the weather actually feels like winter weather, our delicate skin feels it.
Because, guess what?
Cold Temperatures + Low Humidity = Dehydrated Skin
And dehydrated skin means ZERO moisture.
But, hope awaits!
According to Harvard Medical School, these steps can help keep your skin hydrated during the winter:
* Use a humidifier
*Keep skin hydrated (Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, & Mango Butter are excellent at keeping skin hydrated and protected)
* Use lukewarm water when showering/bathing (hot water can wash away natural oils in the skin)
*5 -10 minute shower or bath once a day
*Use fragrance-free laundry detergents
*Drink plenty of water
*And never, EVER scratch!
Following these steps can help with dehydrated skin and will keep your skin from singing the blues during the winter :-)
(Harvard Health Publishing 2/2011)
"From the Grapevine" 4/13/2017 "HuffPost" 2/23/2016
Our bellies love mangoes and so does our skin & hair!
Mangoes are full of vitamins and minerals!
They contain Vitamins A, B-6, C, E, K, Protein, Potassium, Magnesium and so many more. When ingested, mangoes have been known to cleanse the blood, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, boost the immune system and clear the skin.
And not only are mangoes delicious, the mango butter produced from the mango seed (or pit) works wonders on skin and hair!
Mango butter has a texture that is so light, it can be used as an all over body lotion or cream.
It melts into the skin upon contact and it feels amazing!
Mango butter SKIN benefits:
Mango Butter HAIR benefits:
Don't take our word for it. Go try this wonder fruit and tell us what you think!
How have mangoes helped you in your overall body health?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*