Canada - a vast, beautiful place full of diverse people, wildlife, ecosystems, and.. changing weather patterns.
Depending on where you are in Canada, one could experience snow, hale, rain, sun, high winds, and freezing temperatures (all in the same day). On the Atlantic coast, the temperatures can change significantly, sometimes in only a matter of hours.
In these cases, you can only be prepared and deal with what comes. However, in the long run, we do have the opportunity to plan for the seasons and the impacts the changing weather will have on our body’s biggest organ, our skin.
Oil & Sebum Secretion - When the temperature increases, the natural oils secreted by your skin become active and thin. The oils will tend to gather in the pores, and without proper exfoliation or cleansing, can lead to skin irritation like acne or breakouts. Also humidity causes excessive sebum secretion = oily skin. Think spring on the Atlantic, or winter in BC. This can act as a magnet for dirt and pollutants, sticking to your skin and trapping within your pores. To prevent acne causing bacteria it’s important to exfoliate, remove the dirt from the pores, and cleanse gently.
In the opposite scenario, a cold and dry climate, the lack of moisture in the air causes your skin to dry out, increasing the appearance of wrinkles (pre-mature aging) and chance of irritation / flaking. The oils secreted from your skin tend to dry out, or become more solid, clogging pores.
Dry skin buildup - During the winter, many people find their skin becomes cracked, itchy, tight, and red. If the climate is dry, your skin will naturally become dry too, causing dull, flaky skin. Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface and act as a barrier, preventing oils to transfer, and from moisturizers to enter and perform their job. ie - that amazing sea kelp moisturizer or serum you just purchased won’t get a chance to reach your pores. When the air around you is drier, be sure to exfoliate and cleanse regularly.
During colder, dry weather (fall/winter):
During warmer, humid weather (spring/summer):
Simple tips that will make a big difference in how your skin looks and feels. Choosing the right products, avoiding harsh chemicals, and being pro-active can help retain your skin’s health in any climate/season.
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A day to appreciate the amazing mothers in our lives.
We all know mothers who have positively impacted our own lives or the lives of those around us. All too often we get caught up in the day to day, and sometimes forget to offer those who care for us, appreciation.
What better way to say "thank you" than the gift that keeps on giving - healthy skin.
When it comes to treating (and cleansing) your skin naturally, Goats Milk is a natural, very powerful ingredient that packs a lot of benefits.
When added as an ingredient in cold-process soaps, it's an amazing alternative to synthetic facial cleansers, body washes, and yes, even shampoos.
There are essentially 4 compounds in Goats Milk that make it a powerful agent for creating & maintaining healthy skin:
The changing seasons - sensitive skin’s friend or enemy. Changes in humidity, temperature, sun exposure, and wind can have a significant impact on your body’s biggest organ - your skin. For those of us with sensitive skin, or who suffer from a condition like rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, preventing skin care issues during seasonal changes can be difficult.
Luckily, there are simple (and affordable) solu...