*Why Go Dry?
When water is introduced to a mixture it can grow mold and bacteria. Body care products that you buy commercially contain a high percentage of water. The water is essentially a filler and the extra weight increases the 'carbon footprint' in freight and shipping. When water is present in your products manufacturers must use a hefty dose of synthetic preservatives to prevent contamination and increase the shelf life.
I create unique, eco friendly solutions by making these ingredients available to you in the dry powder form. This allows for a completely natural product with a great range of versatility.
*Why a Natural Approach?
Conventional acne treatments use drying alcohols or active ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to zap acne. These conventional treatments can cause dryness, peeling, and irritation and typically contain harsh preservatives and other chemical additives that can also trigger various reactions.
*My 'three cents' on frequently asked skin issues:
In my experience, conventional acne treatments only seemed to aggravate my skin and often led to new symptoms that delayed healing. I eventually learned 3 essential things that I share with others who ask for help with acne and skin issue:
1) Exfoliation Is Essential -
Without regular exfoliation the complexion becomes dull or rough, pores become clogged and this can lead to breakouts. The trick is *gentle* exfoliation. Harsh scrubs can actually worsen and aggravate acne.
2) Moisture Is Key -
It's important to keep skin properly moisturized in order to encourage healing. Don't believe the 'oil-free' hype! Our skin is equipped with oil glands for a reason. If you strip your skin of natural lipids by using harsh soaps, cleansers, toners etc--Your skin will respond by producing more oil and this over production of oil can trigger breakouts. This is especially true with toners and other topical acne 'treatments' that are loaded with drying alcohols. See Clear Skin Toner*
3) Love Your Skin Back Into Balance -
Frying your skin with harsh chemicals and worrying about hideous scarring will only delay healing and cause further imbalance. Look in the mirror and visualize Clear Skin instead! Resist the urge to lay on the heavy, pore clogging concealer. While skin is healing, choose an acne-friendly mineral foundation that reflects light to diminish the appearance of skin imperfections. Use a high quality foundation without starches, oils, chemicals, bismuth oxychloride, or fragrances. be sure to clean cosmetic sponges and brushes often