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Let's get personal...in the shower.

Kimberlee Mule

Posted on March 30 2018

Let's get personal...in the shower.

 

Today, we're talking about washing and moisturizing your body.


Shower Time Troubles:

  • Hot water dries your skin out more then tepid water. As tempting as those long hot showers are, they are damaging to your skin.
  • Love the Lather? Who doesn't! But all those luxurious bubbles strip away moisture and other key elements from your body's skin.
    It's the same idea as the hand washing.
    You don't need all those bubbles to be clean!
  • Try showering less frequently. Ok, Ok, I know sometimes it is just NEEDED.
    But there may be times when you're showering as part of your routine, and you could probably skip the sudz.
 
So, What's a girl to do?

KISS: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.
Read your labels, if you have to google it, then its too complicated.
Back to the basics....the less ingredients the better.
Kick it old school, with simple and pure products.
  • Take your shower, using nice, non-irritating tepid water
  • Try to reduce the number of showers you take
  • Use all-natural soap or shower gel (remember KISS proof the ingredients, if you can't pronounce it then its too complicated)
  • Pat yourself dry (no rubbing, scouring and being rough on your skin. What did your skin ever do to you?)
  • Then apply an all-natural, oil-based salve or all-natural butter based lotion.

 

Trending Terror

We've all seen the commercials for the "wet skin moisturizer" or
"in shower moisturizer" products, right?
Some model is innocently slathering herself with a chemical laden product while in the shower,
or before drying herself after her shower.
We think: "Her skin looks great!"  And "What a great idea, you're capturing all the water and rubbing it into your skin!"

Here is what I think: "Ah, a commercial that is showing you how to grow skin fungus and clogged pores!" 

Do you hear that?? It's the sound of me gagging.

Here is the recipe that terrifies me

  • You're all warm and wet from the shower
  • You cover yourself with a product that is most likely mineral oil based

Whoa....hold your horses? You said: Mineral Oil is natural, right?
Sadly, no. Even with the nice word "Mineral" in its name, it is not.
It is a by product of the oil refinery industry and is commonly know to clog pores.

Back to the recipe.

  • So, now you're wet and warm and covered with a product that is non-natural oil, that commonly clogs pores
  • Then you get dressed, sealing it all in for the day
  • It is the perfect petri dish for unhealthy skin and skin issues 

PS: Now the gagging sound is your skin, suffocating!!!

I know that was a little harsh.

But sometimes, we just need some tough love.
I believe you can handle it.
As a matter of fact, I TOTALLY believe in YOU!!!

You're here, you're reading, you're thinking.
These are great first steps to making some changes.

 

 

Body Basics

Research shows that using a moisturizer that is natural-oil based (olive, jojoba, etc.) is better for your skin and more readily absorbed.
 
Enough said.

Kim

 

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About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner. 
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies and chickens. 
Her family loves camping, hiking, geocaching, and all things Boy Scouting. 
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”. 
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.

 

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3 comments

  • Sharon T McLaughlin: April 05, 2018

    Wow, this was a great post. I love oil based moisturizers as well.

  • Marcie: April 02, 2018

    I get so boggled when trying to figure out beauty products. I love hot showers, but with kids, I’m not showering nearly as frequently as I used to and my skin does feel better :)

  • Crysta Parkinson: April 02, 2018

    Hahaha, I love the part about the sound of you gagging. I have had the same thoughts — that doesn’t seem like it makes a lot of sense…? Great tips, thanks for sharing!

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