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.
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!
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!)
Father’s Day is just around the corner and summer is emerging full of beautiful warmth and abundant sunshine and men deserve just as much skincare love as women this season. Here are 5 essential summer skin care tips (and great Father’s Day gift ideas for Dad to boot!):
Use a Gentle Wash
Especially during the summer months, it’s common for sweat, bacteria, and environmental debris to build-up on the skin. Combined with the drying effect of the sun’s rays, it’s not only important to have an effective cleanser, but also one that won’t strip the skin’s natural barrier. Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash is the perfect body cleanser as it offers a deep clean using natural ingredients, while keeping your skin hydrated, soft, and protected.
On top of using a gentle cleanser, it’s important to moisturize daily to keep your skin hydrated and feeling fresh! Skinfix Daily Lotion is a lightweight body moisturizer that equips your skin with nature’s soothing emollient oils including sunflower, jojoba and grape seed, along with botanical extracts of Calendula and Chamomile, giving your skin the ultimate lightweight skin fix this season.
Protect Your Lips
No matter the season, nobody wants dry lips! Both the cold of winter and the heat of summer can wreak havoc on those unprotected puckers. The Skinfix Lip Repair Balm is a deeply hydrating formula that will banish your dry lip woes on contact! It’s flavour and color free (keeping it a manly option), with natural coconut and jojoba oils to offer immediate relief and instant softness.
Eat Plenty of Antioxidants
Another element that’s important year round for optimal health, but especially when combating the sun’s rays! Eating a diet full of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables is shown to confer additional benefits and protection to the skin (it is your body’s largest organ after-all). So, stock up on those berries, dark leafy greens, bright orange carrots, and deep red organic tomatoes – eat the rainbow!
Don’t Over Shave
After every shave it takes about 2-3 days for the skin to repair and heal. Combine this the added challenge of summer elements, your skin can take an unwanted hit. Aim to shave a few times per week as opposed to daily, and embrace a bit of scruff now and then. Your skin will thank you. Skinfix Moisture Boost Serum will restore skin lipids post-shave and soothe skin leaving it soft, plump, and hydrated. Perfect for summer, this serum is lightweight, pH balanced and made with natural ingredients and free from synthetic fragrances and dyes!
At Skinfix we believe in loading our formulas with the best natural skin healing ingredients like shea butter, colloidal oatmeal and jojoba oil, just to name a few. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that Skinfix was recently awarded Editors’ Pick for Standout Natural Brand in the 7th Annual TotalBeauty Awards! The editors behind Total Beauty tried and tested thousands of beauty products and chose what they believe to be the “holy-grail items that really work.” We are also really proud to say that Skinfix Nourishing Cream picked up an Editors’ Pick Honorable Mention for being a moisturizer that is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. Nourishing Cream is deeply hydrating and the ultimate skin quencher for dry, fatigued skin. We believe protecting and maintaining the skin’s natural barrier with only the best natural ingredients is the secret to luxurious, glowing skin! Thank you Total Beauty for recognizing Skinfix as a natural brand leader!
How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine to Spring
With the cold winter weather bowing a final goodbye, it’s time to welcome the warmth of spring! If you live in cooler climates, this is a major transition – especially for your skin. The colder temperatures can bring harsh dryness and require additional nourishment and thicker creams to lock in moisture and prevent cracking, as well as adequate hydration and dietary support. The warmth of spring and summer temperatures on the other hand, require their own special attention to keep your skin smooth, healthy, and glowing!
Here are a few skin care essentials to help transition your skin care routine to the rise in temperatures:
For Spring/Summer you’ll still want to protect against dry skin with a moisturizing lotion with a lighter consistency that’s absorbed quickly. Skinfix Daily Lotion is your perfect companion since its luxuriously lightweight, silky smooth, and contains a calming emollient blend of natural sunflower, jojoba and grape seed oils. The non-greasy formula will prevent dryness from the sun’s heat and leave skin feeling ultra soft. It’s also equipped with Calendula and Chamomile for added nourishment and soothing properties (if you happen to get a bit too much of those tempting UV rays!).
Cleansing Oil Wash
Since the sun can be drying, it’s important to also use a cleanser on your skin that’s gentle and won’t strip the skin of its naturally protective barrier. Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash is free from harsh chemicals and fragrance, and instead, FULL of nourishing botanicals as well as natural sunflower, jojoba, and grape seed oils that work to nourish your skin against dryness. It also contains soothing aloe, which will help to heal any burns or inflammation caused by the sun, while keeping your glowing, tanned skin in check!
*Follow up the Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash with the Skinfix Daily Lotion for best daily results and say hello to sunshine! =)
With warmer weather right around the corner, now is the time to start prepping our skin before we can start showing it off! Not only do we think Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter is the perfect way to hydrate tired skin, but so does Essence Magazine! After testing hundred of products, more than 1,000 Essence BeautyBox subscribers, insiders, and editors voted on the hottest products rocking the beauty world today. Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter proved to be the best and won a coveted 2016 Best In Black Beauty Award! Our use of Shea Butter as a main ingredient was voted the “Ingredient You Love Most for Moisture”, and we would have to agree! Not only is Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter packed with shea butter, but its skin-quenching formula is dermatologist-tested and recommended, free of fragrance, soy, gluten, parabens and phthalates and it’s quick absorbing! Thank you Essence for this amazing award!