Hydration in Colorado
Colorado is one of the most gorgeous spots on planet earth. With so much beauty, scenery, wildlife and outdoor activities, it can be easy to overlook how incredibly dry it is in the south west.
As a Colorado Native, I have grown up and accepted the dry climate as a part of life, I have known no different. Putting lotion on after every shower and carrying lip balm and my water bottle is and always has been second nature to me. I love traveling to humid climates to feel the kiss of natural moisture on my skin, and I have always wanted to find a way to recreate that moisture at home.
As it’s pretty much impossible to create a stable humid environment in your day to day life in CO, recreating that moisture comes down to the product you choose to put in and on your body. INGREDIENTS MATTER HERE FOLKS! I have a really good time hand choosing ingredients that help lock in moisture, hydrate and smooth the skin, and most importantly heal the skin from the inside out.
I am a firm believer in not promoting anything I don’t 100% believe in and love myself FIRST, so everything I make (or ever will!) is tested on yours truly before it ever reaches any other human hands. I have spent years mixing butters, plant oils and essential oils together and have found some really great natural remedies to the dryness here in CO. I love to use what each region has given us, so plants native to the South West such as Arnica, Jojoba, and Mullein are perfect candidates! Using ingredients that are locally sourced is my preferable way of sourcing, however some really beneficial, hydrating ingredients that catch my eye are not native to my area, therefore I will out source from their native region to ensure quality. Some of my favorite go to ingredients are Calendula, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Arnica, Jojoba, Lavender EO and Copaiba EO.
These ingredients will bring so much relief, moisture, hydration, neutrality, healing, smoothing, and rejuvenation to your skin. Sounds great right?! YES! But now, the rest is up to you. You have this awesome product that will not only prevent dry skin, but heal your skin layer by layer. What to do with it now? USE IT UP! This part is all on you… yes you! This is where consistency comes in. Everything good in life takes some time, along with rehydrating your dermis.
With consistency, love, and time your skin will become the healthiest it has ever been! This is also the time to do an internal check and see how much water you’re drinking. Not drinking enough water is the MAIN contributor to dehydration. You can put lotion on ALL DAY, but if you’re not doing your job of drinking half of your body weight in ounces everyday, you are doing yourself much more harm than good. Imagine the combination of hydrated, lubricated insides mixed with the ideal hydration locked into your skin.
Who doesn’t crave that?