REALISATION #4 – HYDRATE THE SKIN
Most Moisturisers Don’t Work!
Look at your moisturiser and see what the ingredients are?
o on pick it up and tell me if you can read some of those long words!
Chances are Aqua (water) will be fairly high up on most of the lists of moisturisers. There may also be some other nasties like • cetostearyl alcohol • light liquid paraffin • white soft paraffin • sodium citrate (anhydrous) • methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Most of the moisturisers are incredibly thick and very greasy and feel great when you put them on (if a little greasy and careful with the clothing and oh the sheets will show where you have been too!)…however the simple fact is that they don’t really hydrate the skin, or help to moisturise the skin on a deep level.
A lot of them sit on top of the skins surface, and don’t offer lasting hydration. Which is why you need more straight away …..and feel like a dried up prune if you don’t slap a whole wad of moisturising cream on immediately after a shower or bath!
In Gilly’s Skin Balm I have included a number of ingredients that may help to hydrate the skin, heal the skin and moisturise deeply.
I have had a lot of feedback from customers saying that it is great as it is not too greasy and it really sinks in to the skin.
When you come off a lot of the cheap commercial moisturisers that are high in things like Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Lanolin etc you will find that your skin will be quite thirsty.
At the start you will need to moisturise very very regularly. You are literally feeding your skin and your body from the outside in.
I suggest applying the balm up to 7 times a day to begin with to really maximise the hydration of the skin. As the skin begins to heal you will not need to use it as often.
My hands used to be so dry from years of steroid use. They would crack and bleed and look like a 150 year olds hands. Since I’ve been using Gilly’s Balm I’ve definitely found that the skin is less likely to crack, is much more hydrated and holds the moisture a lot more.
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