I created this five part series to share insights discuss how to care for our Skin (body and face), Hair, Physical Fitness, Emotional Wellness and Nutrition so we can be our best in every season of life.
Growing older is a privilege and a gift from God. Aging well is a choice we make as we navigate this season of life. Part of the process to aging well is becoming intentional about how we care for our bodies, mind and spirit.
As we age the skin goes through several changes. Many women begin to notice a loss of elasticity and firmness due to decreased collagen production. I noticed increased dryness and dullness on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I also noticed an increase in the uneven skin tone on my face. Wearing concealer and foundation to coverup only made my skin look dull and lifeless.
I created a three step Body Care System that involves layering process to protect my skin's moisture barrier and minimize moisture loss. I start with a water based cream or lotion and follow with a thick balm to seal in the hydration. This combination provides the long lasting benefits of a diverse range of ingredients that work together to protect and nourish the skin.
- Bathing with the Shea Radiance Black Soap Body Wash with Colloidal Oats leaves my skin feeling clean and the oats help maintain hydration. Added bonus, it has a nice creamy foam and the essential oil blend smells amazing. Bathing with commercial soaps is like bathing in detergent. A quick review of their ingredient list will tell you all you need to know. Instead use only natural soap bars made with natural oils and butters. The reason they cost a little more is because they are made with the ingredients your skin needs.
- Moisturizing with the Antioxidant Body Cream with Baobab Oil and Algae. The antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals in the skin that damage healthy skin cells and accelerate the aging process; algae is rich in humectants and attracts and retains moisture in the skin. This hydrating property can improve skin elasticity, reduce dryness, and give the skin a plump and supple appearance; baobab oil is rich in vitamins A, D, and F, as well as essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9).
- Sealing in the layer of lotion with a rich balm like raw shea butter or whipped body butter is the final step. The Whipped Body Butter with Rice Bran Oil and Oats is a nourishing balm that provides intense nourishment while locking in moisture. This is especially beneficial for dry skin that needs extra nourishment and protection.
Layering moisturizers has been a game changer in helping my skin retain moisture all day long. It has helped strengthen my skin's natural barrier. Over time I have noticed that my skin is less dry and my glow is restored.
I am currently developing a skin care line centering the needs of the mature woman. If you have any questions or would like more information on my regimen, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and type Skin Care Regimen in the Subject Line