Monthly Archives: November 2015

Trying New Products? When, How and Why?

 

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Most of us are a pretty loyal lot.  Once we find a product we love then we tend to stick with it.  But this may mean missing out on some new products, which are perhaps also more effective, and cheaper.

Over the next few blogs we will be looking in some more detail at product ingredients, particularly those to avoid.  Reading the labels of your current products might just make you realise that the answer to the question When? is NOW!

With any new skincare or body care product it’s important that you give it a fair trial period before deciding it may not be right for you.  Obviously any irritation or sensitivity to an ingredient should mean stopping instantly.  Hopefully the product will clearly show the ingredients on the label ( not on the fancy box which you have already thrown away!) so you can try to decide what may have caused the reaction

But on the basis that all is well, then it’s necessary to give the product time to prove its effectiveness.  The time in which you will see any “result” from a new product varies from product to product.  Allow at least one month, as this is the average time it takes for skin cells to turnover.  This should give the product enough time to show any difference in your complexion

With some products however you should see  visible results much sooner.  Changing from a harsh exfoliator which has been stripping your skin of oil, and moving to a more gentle one with non-abrasive grains and moisturising properties ( such as our Camellia and Geranium Gentle Face Scrub  http://www.maryelizabethbodycare.com/skincare-range/gentle-face-scrub-camellia-geranium)  will result instantly in reducing irritation and post cleansing redness.

Its worth remembering that sometimes change can happen so gradually it can be hard to notice.  Hopefully though you will get comments on how much fresher, clearer or brighter your skin is looking from a lovely friend!

Result!!

Autumn Skincare

 

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As the seasons change and the weather becomes cooler and windier, we need to consider what impact this is having on our skin.  To keep your skin in its best condition its important to follow the following steps

  1. Protect  it as much as possible from extreme temperature changes by using  moisturisers which prevent moisture loss by creating a barrier on your skin.  These will also offer some      protection from eternal factors like cold and wind

2. Drink plenty of water.  You can become dehydrated due to cold and wind just as easily as you can by heat.  Plus central heating is very dehydrating  for the skin and the body.

  1. Use  a humidifier, or just place bowls of water near to radiators, to help      counteract the drying factor that central heating can have on your home      environment, and your skin

4. Protect  your lips by using a balm which contains natural waxes, which will create a barrier against the cold and help prevent chapped dry lips.  Remember that licking your lips doesn’t      help – it can actually make them drier . Our multi award winning Spearmint and Tea Tree Nurture Balm http://www.maryelizabethbodycare.com/shop/nurture-range/spearmint-tea-tree-nurture-moisturising-balm is  packed with vitamin rich plant oils and olive wax, ideal for soothing, moisturising and protecting your lips, and any other dry patches of skin

  1. Avoid cleansers which contain alcohol, as they will dry your skin and can strip it of its natural protective oils

Wrap up warm as the weather coos, and be sure to take care of yourself and your precious skin

Cecilia & Claire  x