Are you suffering from dry, cracking hands or skin in general ? We have some tips from Master Aesthetician Patricia Barnett for you at Red Lotus skincare salon in Portland, OR
Chemicals and not enough natural oil are the main reason for sensitive, dry and cracking skin. Eliminate this by wearing gloves in extreme circumstances and switch your dish washing soap to something more organic and gentle on the hands. One with less chemicals that you can get at an organic grocery store. Coconut oil is a effective and simple way to moisturize the hands whenever you are done with dish washing as well as eating a spoon or in you coffee or tea to give your body the needed raw fats it requires daily.
There are many misconceptions about products that are termed moisturizers – the word alone implies moisture (water), which is crucial for all skin regardless of skin type. However, a person with dry skin may require a moisturizer that has a thick creamy feel but remains on the skin. Does this mean the skin is receiving water hydration beyond the surface? Someone with oily skin will shy away from moisturizers because of the heavy, greasy feel he or she doesn’t want and is actually trying to eliminate. Does this mean then that an oily skin does best without a moisturizer?
Decades of marketing have influenced our understanding of the purpose of a moisturizer – if it is laying on the surface, how will it possibly be providing water hydration that retains itself in the epidermis?
Rhonda Allison moisture and protection nutrients are designed to absorb and provide valuable hydration and plumping of the skin beyond the surface. It is important to educate clients about a topical that does not stay on the surface, but is actually feeding the skin and giving it just the right balance of moisture.