Balms are the Bomb!

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you are enjoying your week so far. The excitement is definitely building in our house because we are just a few days away from Hanuka starting and a few weeks from Christmas. This holiday season looks different, of course, but there is still lot of anticipation here with the kiddos!

So today's entry is actually going to be about skincare....I's shocking! I realized it's been a minute since I have done that and I am launching the final product of 2020 in my collection, so I thought it was a good time to cover a few things that might need to be explained. 

The newest addition is...Fortitude Facial Balm ConcentrateNow you may be baffled as to what this little pot of golden goodness is, so let me explain. 

What is the difference between a moisturizer and a balm? 

Well- moisturizers are usually formulated with a percentage of water, or something like it, such as aloe juice. Then emollients, such as shea and cocoa butter, are added. Moisturizers are meant to hydrate the topmost layers of the skin and work fantastic for most normal, combination or oily skin types. However, dry and sensitized skin types, whether due to seasonal changes or caused by overuse of the harsh products, may not get enough from a moisturizer to deliver adequate hydration and protection from the elements. This is where a balm come in.

Face balms are solidified oils that melt into liquid when they come into contact with the warmth of your skin. Unlike moisturizers, balms are anhydrous, meaning that they contain no water. They provide a nourishing protective layer to your skin, sealing in the other products you've applied, while shielding from external elements such as cold or dry air. Balms are known to be healing, calming, and ultra-hydrating.

Facial balms absorb best when applied to damp skin, and typically, you need only about a pea size to moisturize your entire face, so a small jar will last you much longer than you think. Similar to creams, balms provide an occlusive, nourishing protective layer to your skin and seal in your skincare for optimal results. Although I specifically mentioned dry/sensitive skin types really benefiting from a balm- depending on the formulation, almost any skin type can benefit from using one, as well!

Use A Balm or Moisturizer- Every. Single. Day. 

The analogy I like to use to explain why it is so important to use a moisturizer or balm daily, is wearing the right jacket. Choosing the right jacket to protect you from the elements, is second nature to us. However, so often clients have told me that they will skip putting moisturizer on or don't think they need it. Well, I promise you, you do! It does not matter what skin type you have or where you live- your skin needs it. You wouldn't go out in the middle of a snow storm wearing shorts and a spring jacket, so why would you walk out the door without properly protecting your skin? Your "jacket" is the last form of defense before heading out into the elements, so using one daily that suits your skin type, is an integral part of your skin's health. 

Today's quote is just one to make you laugh.

"I regret taking such good care of my skin"
-Said No One Ever

As always, thank you for reading.
With Gratitude-