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If you’re on Instagram then chances are you’ve seen plenty of Acai bowls plastered across your feed!

Not only are they pretty, they are full of health benefits that are great for your skin! The magic of each recipe is in using Acai, which is known as the superest of all the superfoods. It has many benefits, ranging from boosting your energy and metabolism to slowing down the pace of aging cells. What’s not to love about that? You can load each bowl with all your favorites- coconut, mango, granola, etc.

We love healthy skin so we are fans of anything that keeps it in prime condition!

See these recipes below to get you started and see our Clean Eats board on Pinterest for even more great recipes!

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Berry Acai Bowl

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Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

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Berry Beet Acai Breakfast

Our Hero Ingredients

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With Eczema Awareness month well underway, there is no better time to have a conversation about what makes the Skinfix Soothing Collection for Eczema so unique. The original Skinfix formula was created in British Pharmacopia over 150 years ago, where the original compound chemist relied on nature’s pharmacy to create a soothing ‘miracle’ balm to treat rashes and dry skin. Today, we’ve built on the original formula and have created a range of products that soothe, heal and protect the delicate skin barrier using natural ingredients that work hard to repair the skin barrier and keep skin healthy all over.

Coconut oil has been known as a cure-all for centuries and today, we use this oil which is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to safely and naturally soothe dry skin and help heal eczema.

Apricot Kernel Oil is filled with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. These powerful nutrients work to tame the red, itchy patches that accompany eczema. The apricot kernel is also rich in GLA, an omega-6 that helps to balance your skin’s moisture naturally. This balanced oil is perfect for any skin type as it is quickly absorbed without leaving your skin feeling slick and greasy. Who knew so much goodness could be packed inside such a tiny kernel?

Sunflower Oil is packed with Omega-6 fatty acid, helps to decrease inflammation and enhance skin rejuvenation. It’s rich in Vitamin E, a powerful nutrient that traps moisture inside skin cells to create a hydrating effect. It also helps with scarring, roughness, and redness- helping to create a more even skin tone.

One of the hero ingredients found in the Skinfix Adult Eczema Regimen is Colloidal Oatmeal. Colloidal Oatmeal provides soothing relief for dry, itchy skin and helps calms redness. Natural oats are effective at locking in moisture while protecting your sensitive skin from irritants while also soothing the itch. We double the standard dose of colloidal oatmeal in our products and use the finest USP grade oats to pack an even bigger punch than other products on the market.

Chamomile Extract is packed with antioxidants and gives your skin the boost of nutrients it needs to heal while it reduces the appearance of past eczema scars.

We omit steroids, fragrance, parabens, phthalates, gluten, dairy and soy and use coconut based cleansers, soothing botanicals and rich, natural butters to keep skin hydrated and healthy from the very first application. Our name says it all. Skinfix-It’s What We Do!

Tips and Tricks for Taking Care of Eczema-Prone Baby Skin

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As any parent of a child living with eczema will tell you, they will try just about anything to help soothe their baby’s dry, red, irritated skin. Keeping babies comfortable, and rash-free can feel like an uphill battle, and parents often feel frustrated and desperate for a steroid-free solution.

Eczema usually appears in the first six months to five years of a child’s life. Understanding the potential triggers can help manage flare ups and keep your baby more comfortable. According to the National Eczema Association, excessive heat and sweating can exasperate eczema symptoms which is why the colder months can be particularly grueling.

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Here are some tips and tricks to help your baby feel more comfortable during bouts when eczema flares up!

  • Avoid giving your baby long hot baths. Cool or lukewarm water and gentle, fragrance-free cleanser can help baby’s skin from drying out.  Skinfix Gentle Hair & Body Wash is a mild, daily cleanser formulated specifically to cleanse baby’s delicate skin and hair. Safe for eczema prone babies, this 2-in-1 formula uses natural botanical based cleansers that are tear free and won’t strip away skin’s natural moisture.
  • Dress your baby in soft cotton clothing
  • Moisturize your baby’s skin frequently with gentle, fragrance-free lotions, especially right after a bath. Skinfix Gentle Lotion is specifically formulated for dry, sensitive, eczema-prone baby skin. Free of fragrance and irritants, this silky lotion is infused with vitamins and natural soothing botanicals that quickly absorb and banish dryness on contact.
  • Keep your baby’s fingernails short to prevent scratching, which can damage the skin and lead to inflammation and infections.
  • Use a thick balm to manage targeted eczema flare-ups. Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm helps reduce chronic flare-ups while soothing irritated dry skin on contact. Formulated with 2% colloidal oatmeal and emollient oils, this nut-free balm has the ability to calm and relieve both babies and moms.

Keep your baby’s skin hydrated and healthy with our Gentle Collection- made specifically for baby’s dry, eczema-prone skin.

Itching for a Cure Walk with the National Eczema Association

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We had the pleasure of participating in the Itching for a Cure Walk with the National Eczema Association on Sunday October 2nd at the beautiful UCLA campus. We felt incredibly fortunate to meet some of the families affected by eczema and hear stories about their journey to healing. Since our Soothing Collection is formulated specifically for people living with eczema and dry skin conditions, we distributed samples of Eczema Balm and spoke to the participants about skin ways to keep their skin barrier healthy. There were lots of hugs and tears as we heard compelling stories from people whose lives have been profoundly affected by eczema. The damaging side effects of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, pain and discomfort were common for most people. Seeing babies and young children with peeling skin on their little cheeks, arms and bodies, speaking with distraught parents and meeting people who haven’t been able to work and are on disability made us realize that what we do every single day, is really making a difference. A big thank you to the NEA for putting on such an important event. Until next year!

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Piper’s Eczema Battle

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Piper is a strong willed, intelligent beyond her years, almost 4 years old. She has suffered from mild eczema since she started solids at 6 months old. We’ve slathered her in every imaginable cream since she got her very first patch of eczema. This year she got a skin rash called Molluscum. I hope you’ve never heard of it. It is a nasty rash in the chicken pox family that lasts FOREVER, and I really mean forever, it can take up to 4 years to resolve itself! Unfortunately, Molluscum is known to aggravate eczema, which Piper already had an issue with. Poor girl got so uncomfortable, her skin was so dried out and itchy resulting in her scratching nonstop. We had her treated by a Pediatric Dermatologist 3 times before her body reacted to the treatment and finally fought it off. During the three months of treatments, her skin bothered her quite a bit. She didn’t sleep well and itched constantly until we discovered Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm. The Eczema Balm helps her discomfort almost immediately saving her and the whole family from being unhappy. It isn’t easy on my husband or me seeing our daughter in pain. Piper is clear of Molluscum (thank goodness!) but still gets Eczema here and there; we’ve recently learned her food allergy to gluten can trigger it. Now that we know about Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm I always have it in our bag so we can help with any itchy situations we encounter.  

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Alia Sullivan

www.2blondemamas.com

Photos courtesy of Jaime Hearts Photography

Summer Skin Tune Up

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Summer is finally upon us and with that comes chic strappy sandals, light, boho-style dresses and wide- rimmed, rattan sun hats. It’s also the perfect time to freshen up our skincare routine so we can bare it all with confidence!

Lighten up your moisturizer
Your skin may have been craving thick creams to compete with the dry, winter cold, but warmer temperatures scream for lighter textures so swap out those heavy moisturizers for something light and fresh.

Amp up your SPF
During summer months, try switching to a foundation with an SPF for added protection and peace of mind! Natural zinc oxide is our personal favorite

Soften your pout
Keep lips soft and smooth with a lip balm infused with natural skin conditioners like coconut and jojoba oil. It’ll give you a boost of hydration and a subtle summer sheen to boot!

Drink up!
This one is worth repeating. Drink your way to a healthy complexion and soft skin all over by sipping water throughout the day. Add a squeeze of lemon for a little extra tang ( and a healthy dose of vitamin C!)

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