It's no secret that winter takes a toll on our skin! Flaky nose corners, less-than-lustrous skin, and an overall feeling of dryness can really distract one from appreciating the season. A common mistake made with skincare is focusing solely on topical products. The health of your skin is directly related to your overall health, so the things you put into your body can make a big difference. We recommend a mix of topical and internal skincare. Chaga can be the perfect fit!
For topical purposes we have a few do's and don'ts. Do make sure the products you're using are made with natural moisturizers such as shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, etc. These natural oils and fats provide your skin with nutrients and long lasting moisture, without the confusing chemicals and acids that some products use. Do apply your moisturizing products within 5 minutes out of the shower. During a shower, your skin absorbs water, but can quickly lose it once you leave the humidity of your bathroom. Don't use products that use alcohol-based fragrances, these will dry out your skin even further!
Our Chaga Balm has a great lineup of ingredients. For moisture, it has olive oil infused with Chaga, shea butter, beeswax and tallow (an intense moisturizer used by early Native Americans). It is fragranced with essential oils, no alcohol to dry you out. Plus it contains charcoal, a great exfoliator that draws out impurities in the skin. That's all the ingredients! No scary chemicals or acids here, natural is the way to go. It's easy to use, just apply it right before showering. and wipe off the excess after. The hot water will open your pores so that all of the moisturizing components can sink into your skin!
In order for your skin to be healthy, you want to be taking in a nutritious diet. Vitamin B is an important player in your skin, hair, and nail health. It nourishes your follicles, encourages a strong epidermis, prevents hyper-pigmentation, and keeps your skin bright and nourished. Melanin is also important for your skin health. It helps your skin build a defense against damaging sun rays, and is very hard for your body to synthesize on it's own.
Our Chaga beverage products contain Vitamin B1, B2, and B3. They are also full of Melanin from the Chitin layer of the Chaga. Chitin plays a similar role to Keratin. In addition to this, Chaga also has anti-inflammatory properties and can promote good circulation. All of this information is why Chaga is known as the 'Mushroom of Immortality' or 'The Mushroom of Youth' in Asia.
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