The winter weather has begun to set in- the bone-chilling winds accompanied by the frosty blanket of frozen dew each morning are a harsh reminder of the extra self-care needed to ensure we can tolerate these seasonal extremes. It is important to focus on nourishing and strengthening our skin, as to protect us from the cold and to help insulate us during these intense temperature shifts. One way to increase elasticity and integrity of the skin is by integrated collagen rich foods into your diet, such as bone broth- which is high in protein and healthy fats, berries and citrus- which are packed with Vitamin C which is absolutely needed in the conversion of collagen in the body, and eggs- which carry the essential amino acids needed to synthesize collagen.
Besides dietary additions, another great way to support healthy skin is through the topical application of nutrient-dense fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Research has shown that these fats may increase the general health of the skin and decrease darker blemishes and irritations. Breeze Botanicals also carries topical lotions and salves from Sun God Medicinals that are formulated with Cannabis and other supporting herbs that may not only decrease the symptoms suffered from unwanted ailments such as muscle tension, but also support the microbial balance and natural glow of healthy skin. Hercules Muscle Ease Hemp Salve and Aja All-Purpose Salve are both formulated to not only support their intended ailments, but are also made with organic, nutrient-rich oils our skin craves, especially in these dry, winter months.
Feel free to chat further and learn more with any of our trained associates at the Breeze Botanical stores. We also offer one-on-one herbal consultations with our clinical Herbalist on staff as both Breeze Botanical locations. Click here to learn more and book your appointment today.
The Herbalist Team at Breeze Botanical's uses our collective educational experiences and on-going thirst for knowledge to normalize the conversation around herbs and to demystify the world of herbal medicine. Join us on this journey and embrace the plants around you.