I’m writing this from the mountains of Winter Park, Colorado in frigid December so it’s a subject that’s currently very near and dear to my… well, skin.
And lips and face and hair and belly.
Now obviously, I’m not out there on the slopes with arid wind slapping me upside my nose, mouth and cheeks (as I’m well into my 2nd trimester), but that doesn’t mean that I’m not feeling ultra susceptible to the elements of the season right now.
Especially with the dry heater inside. Not good for anyone’s skin!
Luckily, I’ve got a slew of products that I’m using and just wanted to share them with you so that you can recreate the treatments yourself.
This is a 3 part series over the next week:
Some women are not fans of oils and thick butters in the summertime, particularly if they live in more humid areas. Fan or no fan, now is a great time to break them out and slather away.
Tip: Use them just after showering while skin is still pretty damp to aid in better absorption and really allow the nutrients to soak into your skin’s layers.
A word of caution: You’ll want to rub in well and wait a couple minutes before dressing as they are more greasy in texture.
What I use: Seni Naturals Best Body Oil and Beautiful Belly Butter. I use the Belly Butter this as a body butter as needed, especially on elbows, knees, hands, feet and the neck and décolletage areas.
Why: Since they are loaded in Vitamins and Omegas thanks to a rich formulation of Organic Butters and Oils and blended with healing Essential Oils, they work wonders to nourish, hydrate and repair deep within the skin.
They are also free of nasty chemicals and preservatives, vegan and proudly formulated to be 100% toxin-free. Whether you’re pregnant or not, toxin-free and organic are always better for you, your future long-term health and the planet.
For us preggo (and very stretch mark prone) folks, this is on our minds. Or maybe you’re in the stages of getting into shape and working out, which also makes certain parts of your body susceptible to stretch marks.
When your belly is dry and itchy WHILE it is stretching, this is a perfect storm for stretch mark formation. That’s why treating it frequently is the prescription for avoiding stretch marks altogether.
Advice & Usage: I follow the exact same Tips and Cautionary Advice as stated above. The same goes for these products when treating your Belly.
Throughout the day, keep on treatin’! Yes, you will continually dry out, itch and stretch grow stretch, particularly in your growth spurt weeks. This calls for having your Oil on hand to lightly treat your itchy areas. The itchiness is a great way to tell where you are stretching – it’s like your body yelling at you to notice what’s going on!
As always, we love getting your questions and love dishing out further advice so don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram or Facebook. We try to get back to each of you as soon as we can.
Also, I’m planning to hop back onto Facebook Live for a more in-depth review of dry skin treatments and to answer a slew of questions I’ve received over the past few weeks so be on the lookout for that.