Sweating may sound/feel/look extremely gross, and we all know the horrible feeling of hoping to not run into anyone after a sweaty workout session because of the stench we’re undoubtedly giving off. But sweating is our bodies’ way of regulating temperature and releasing toxins, two very crucial jobs.
Antiperspirants and chemical-laden deodorants work to clog up pores and don’t allow the body to properly release the sweat necessary to cool down the body and release toxins (why they’re called antiperspirants). Not to mention that they’re completely unnecessary for preventing body odor. Continue reading Don’t sweat it. Natural deodorants got you covered
Your skin, being the largest organ of your body needs good care to function in an optimal way. Nourishment and hydration are crucial for our skin to remain healthy and protect us effectively against external aggressors and oxidative stress. A well formulated and balanced natural body oil can perform these functions. With only the finest natural ingredients selected to support, nourish, hydrate, clean and protect the skin. Without limiting it’s need to breathe.
No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your skin properly moisturized can be difficult. In the winter, the lack of humidity and cold air causes your skin to get a little dry. While in the summer extra exposure to the sun leaves your skin in need of more hydration to keep it moisturized.
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Today we take a look at some of the reasons why a Hemp Soap could be an invaluable asset when it comes to your daily care routine. Hemp seed oil has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions including eczema psoriasis, and acne, just to mention a few.
Oily, dry, or combination, whatever your skin type is, you can use hemp soap. That’s because the fatty acid profile of a Hemp Oil soap mimics that of our skin. It’s also a wonderful anti-aging product, capable of slowing down oxidation caused by free radicals.
But why should I use Hemp Soap?
If you’re someone who’s never tried any hemp skincare product before, we recommend starting with hemp soap like our Sativa Citrus Soap Bar. It’s a good way to experience all the benefits of hemp, without necessarily changing your daily routine. Continue reading The many benefits of Hemp Soap
Let’s talk about hand balm. When it comes to skin care, many of us just think about our face, but what about our hands? Our hands age just as quickly as our faces, and what about the heavy use and exposure they endure throughout our lives. That is why we have developed Quincessentials Hand Balm. Taking care of your hands is an essential part of good skin care.
Similar to a salve, a balm is an ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin. Quincessentials hand balm soothes dryness, heals cracks and generally helps tired hands (and flaky elbows). If like us, you garden or work outside regularly, you know how hard the dirt, sun and sweat can be on your hands. Our hand balm helps your hands to stay healthy. Continue reading Handbalm, a helping hand for your hands
Those of you who use after shave may not know the difference between alcohol or alcohol free, but some knowledge of this may actually help you improve your shaving experience. By far the most popular post-shave solution is the alcohol-based after-shave or cologne. But did you know that the daily use of such products can dry out your skin and contribute to the acceleration of the ageing process?
There are two types of products when it comes to after-shaves. Alcohol-based ones, which are the most common and are usually called lotions or waters, and Alcohol-free ones, which are categorized as balms, gels or moisturizers. If you suffer from skin conditions such as acne and eczema, don’t use an Alcohol-based after shave. It will severely aggravate your skin condition and will sting like crazy.
But aren’t there any benefits to using a conventional after-shave?
The anti-septic qualities of alcohol are often quoted as a benefit of aftershave lotions, helping heal those little cuts that sometimes happen when you shave, but let’s face it in this day and age unless you’re shaving with a butcher’s knife, you shouldn’t be having cuts in your face from shaving. And if you use products with natural ingredients, like Calendula flower extract and Shea Butter you will benefit from the same anti-septic properties. Continue reading Alcohol based aftershave or After Shave Balm?
A healthy skin is a beautiful skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, if you treat it with respect it will repay the favor. We live and breathe our environment, and so does our skin. Our faces are exposed to everything we encounter, much of which we have little choice about. We can however choose how we take care of our skin, and nature provides the best solutions to do this. Safely and effectively, for our health and our beauty.
Natural Skin Care = Healthy Skin Care
Healthy skin is made from the inside out, it is a combination of science, healthy habits and good skincare routines. When you combine all three, your skin will be radiant and you’ll have greater overall health to show for it. Skin requires nutrients to flourish. A healthy diet can go a long way, but the right skin care can help you take your skin health to the next level. Quincessentials antioxidant rich natural skin care products work in harmony on top and below your skin to deliver more beautiful and visually healthier skin.
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