Beeswax...Skin's Friend in Summer Fun!
We are heading into summer and as we all know the sun will not give us a break! With our new normal, many of us are taking time to enjoy the great outdoors in ways we haven’t before. Spending more time gardening, exploring new places, doing outdoor projects, or just enjoying our own backyards while trying not to go stir crazy from being under stay at home orders is the new norm. Being indoors to get out of the scorching sun isn’t as easy as it used to be as nature walks, pools, secluded beaches, mountains and more have become popular hot spots. What does this have to do with skincare you ask? Well, let me tell you. The more our skin is exposed to the sun and environmental toxins the more risk we have of getting various skin conditions. Protecting our skin is a must. While there are some common ways to help protect your skin such as wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, or staying in the shade it is not always doable. I don’t know about you but I have a hard time wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants when I am in hot weather or hanging out at the beach or pool so I prefer to have some other go to’s in my back pocket.
Let’s talk about beeswax!
Bees are pests for many, especially if you are allergic to them, but they sure do make some great items to add to your Farmacy. Beeswax is high in vitamin A which is known to support cell health and cell reconstruction. As our skin cells get damaged from environmental toxins, beeswax aids in healing them. It creates a barrier between the environment and skin without clogging pores. We all have experienced clogged pores; it is not a glamorous look especially as we get older. Another great gift of beeswax, moisturizer! Yep, it is a moisturizer for our skin. When we spend days in the sun without moisturizing wrinkles set in much faster making us look years older and not in a good way. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation caused by skin irritants and sunburns.
Now you know why beeswax is great, let’s talk about how to apply it.
No, you do not have to walk around with a stick of beeswax rubbing it on your skin and no you do not have to find the right DIY unless of course, you want to. There are easier ways to protect your skin while not taking time away from family, friends, and fun or breaking your bank account. Satins are among my favorites. Organic, non-GMO satins go a long way because you only need to apply a small amount on your skin. Satins that are made without all the nasty chemicals and high water content provide all the goodies your skin needs while not putting junk back into your body, after all, we are trying to combat toxins not add them. They leave your skin feeling like satin as they soak in to nourish your skin and leave it glowing. Do not be alarmed, High-vibe satins will melt in the heat because they are proving to you there are no chemicals in them. All you have to do is put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes and they will harden before you know it.
Now all you have to do is grab your favorite High-Vibe Satin and enjoy your summer!
Love & Light
Arianne Ortiz Reiki Healer & Intuitive Empath, B.A Psychology, Student of AyurVeda Medicine