⭐Day 4 of the #sparklesandnargleschallenge is Thestrals: skincare products that deserve more hype!⭐
I do have some items that I think deserve more hype, but several of them are hard to get a hold of in certain parts of the world, so I wanted to do this post about an ingredient rather than specific products. And explain why urea is a superstar ingredient for anyone with dry, rough or bumpy skin 🙂
This was a bit inspired by @skinreasons, who just posted about how he likes using a 10 % urea foot cream as a face mask. I love that post, because it proves that you don't always have to follow the instructions on product packaging. We are taught that you need one cream for your face, one for your eye area, one for your hands, one for your feet, and you can find creams specifically designed for your neck, your chest or your butt. I mean..? If you don't mind the texture of something, for the most part, skin is skin. I love how Skinreasons has experimented and found a great face mask that says "foot cream" 😊
Anyway, the reason both he and I love urea as an ingredient in skincare is that it's one of the skin's natural moisturizing factors - it helps keep our skin hydrated. Also, in higher concentrations (5-10 %, or more), it's a mild keratolytic, which means that it helps soften the top layer of the skin and dissolve some of the roughness or bumps you might have.
The Faarborg Parma carbamid creme has 10 % urea. It's a beautiful moisturizing cream that I love using on parts of my body that are dry, rough or bumpy, like my upper arms, and my legs now that the weather is colder. It absorbs nicely and leaves the skin soft. Big thanks to @helloskin.scandinavia for gifting me this! Check out their page if you haven't, they give excellent skin tips for different skin types and conditions 🙂
The Aveo cream is stronger, with 15 % urea, and while it almost leaves the skin feeling drier than it was, it's great for getting rid of stubborn kp bumps. I use this about 3 times a week on my upper arms. I bought this @mueller_drogeriemarkt in Germany.
You can find urea creams anywhere in the world. Eucerin has some amazing ones as well 🙂
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Laundry day is more fun with @friendsheepwool dryer balls and Thieves laundry detergent!
Add some purification to your laundry soap to help combat lingering odors. Then, put some citrus fresh (from the starter kit) on wool dryer balls for a great fresh-washed scent and to help clothes dry faster.
This week I will be continuing a 5 Days to Health mini series. The focus will be on eliminating potentially harmful synthetic fragrances from your life.
Some of the possible side effects and concerns related to synthetic fragrances range from migraines, weight gain, asthma, kidney damage, allergies, hormonal issues, and many others. There has been research to show a link between these fragrances and ADHD, cancer, and autism. Worth learning more about!
I started this last year and I will be continuing my detox right along with you by eliminating remaining items from my household including cleaning supplies in the kitchen and bath, laundry detergents, candles, air fresheners, and bathroom items such as shampoos and skincare/makeup.
If you would like to join in or just learn more, drop me an emoji or DM me! I am passionate about educating others and learning together so feel free to join in! .
It may sound daunting....like a massive change....BUT it isn't..it is simplicity.... is so very freeing.......you become uncluttered , safer, and healthier.
❤u @lifewithmcs From @lifewithmcs Lots of people talk about having a chemical-free home, using special cleaning cloths or cleaners that are free of harmful chemicals and this is a great thing! But to be truly chemical free you have to check the ingredients in your shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets. The fragrances in these items are not natural and can make you just as sick as the cleaning chemicals you have already removed. #multiplechemicalsensitivity#fragrancefree#chemicalfree#environmentalillness#cleandoesnthaveasmell
WHAT IS FRAGRANCE-FREE
Fragrance-free is a claim that refers specifically to a ‘complex fragrance oil’ being excluded from the formula. Often formulas will have ingredients that don’t smell particularly lovely, and they’ll incorporate other ingredients to mask that particular odor- and often these complex fragrance oils contain over 100 different ingredients and agents, including essential oils and stablizers. Often, companies can use essential oils like lavender or mint to mask the other odors, and they can still be classed as ‘fragrance-free.’ Fragrance, or aroma, as you might see it referred to on labels, is the number one cause of allergic reactions and irritations. It’s impossible to find a product that doesn’t have a ‘smell’, even ‘unscented’ products will still have other scents added just to mask any unpleasant ingredients, but not enough to actually have an obvious scent, however finding products that are listed as ‘fragrance free’ means that the company don’t use that complex fragrance oil that can make your skin a bit angry! On this note, it’s important to remember that essential oils can also be sensitizing in their own ways- citrus, mint and cinnamon can cause skin to react!
Ultimately, it’s about being aware of what you’re purchasing, and understanding what certain terms actually mean!