At The Honey Cottage we get a lot of customers in the shop that struggle with dry skin. We believe in increasing knowledge as well as helping find the best product for their skin. We are pleased to be able to carry two fantastic companies; The Naked Bee and Honey House Naturals. The ingredients are simple and increase moisture for the skin.
We encourage our customers to make changes to their daily habits, like drinking more water. An increase in water intake can rehydrate not only the skin, but the internal organs that help keep the skin hydrated also. Another tip is to make sure to cleanse the face and body with a moisturizing soap. Another change we talk about is taking out two key ingredients from their skin care, mineral oil and alcohol.
Mineral Oil – This oil is known to be in almost all skin care products. For many people mineral oil provides a small amount of moisture, but for the other half it can over moisturize the skin and causes an allergic reaction. This oil creates a film that, for many, can clog the pores which can cause acne and black heads.
Alcohol – Alcohol in skin care products has been known to give a satisfying cooling effect. However, alcohol is very damaging to the skin; after use it can start to erode the skin’s barrier. The barrier is what keeps bad things out and good things in once this layer is stripped it no longer can protect us. Alcohol is also known for drying out the skin so you have to keep applying lotion all day long.
We love honey for inside uses as well as outside! Honey is a humectant which means it will lock moisture into the skin and has the ability to make its own hydrogen peroxide. However, it will not block the pores and will keep the natural moisture in the skin where it belongs.
Plus, honey and beeswax are both very natural and provide a great barrier. For those that use essential oils; the beeswax and honey both allow the essential oil to do its job instead of wiping off.
Honey is also a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial property which means it will not go bad. This is why Honey is ideal for the medicine cabinet; acne, rashes and cuts are all covered by one product. Feel free to buzz by The Honey Cottage and test any of our lotions or ask questions!
From our bee hive to yours,