Dry skin. It’s not usually life-threatening. Mildly dry skin is an irritant, to be sure. But severely dry skin – the kind that causes itching, burning, redness and even cracking – is another situation altogether.
Many factors influence the appearance of dry skin. Hot (or cold) weather, low humidity, saltwater, sun exposure, chlorine, central heating, harsh soaps or detergents, and even soaking in a hot bath or spa, can all result in temporary flaky, ashy patches. But for some, severe dry skin may be a lifelong condition, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis.
Dry skin is bad enough. But what’s worse? A reaction to the skincare products which were meant to solve it.
Luckily, Lindi Skin’s dermatologist and allergy tested Soothing Balm was designed for the driest and most sensitive skin. Knees and elbows (as well as hands and feet) instantly benefit from this intensely moisturizing balm. And the rich, non-greasy lotion contains a host of powerful, proven ingredients including shea butter, olive oil and avocado.
Gentle Ingredients, Powerful Moisturizing
Gentle shea butter, which is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, has been used in skincare for centuries. According to The American Shea Butter Institute, shea butter can be used to treat more than just simple dry skin. It is also a helpful treatment for skin conditions ranging from eczema, to blemishes, to dermatitis.
What makes shea butter so effective is its essential fatty acids, which are necessary to maintain skin’s suppleness. Shea butter is also chock-full of Vitamins A and E, both crucial to maintaining skin’s elasticity. It’s even proven to help rebuild and rejuvenate skin’s collagen.
In addition to shea butter, this balm also contains soothing olive oil. The experts at Medical News Today say, “olive oil acts as an antioxidant, which is a substance that prevents oxidation. Oxidation is a process that can produce free radicals, which are chemicals that can potentially damage cells and may contribute to cancer development.”
When applied to the skin, these antioxidants may prevent premature aging. Research also suggests that using olive oil on skin after sun exposure may even fight off cancer-causing cells!
Finally, this soothing balm contains avocado, another well-known source of antioxidants, including Vitamin C. Not only does avocado keep skin looking youthful by smoothing out wrinkles, according to WebMD, it also protects skin from UV damage.
After using this balm for several weeks, here are my personal takeaways:
- This is an incredibly hydrating balm. The difference in skin’s appearance and feel is apparent after just one use.
- Lindi Skin’s Soothing Balm is very gentle. I had no reaction (redness, bumps, etc.) at all.
- A little goes a long way. I kept my use to elbows and knees, which are consistently my worst offenders for dryness. The company suggests that a 4 oz. bottle lasts about 1 month. But it will last longer using it only on your driest spots. (For all-over moisturizing, I absolutely love the Lindi Skin Body Lotion.)
- There is almost no fragrance at all, which is helpful if you have scent sensitivity.
- This balm is surprisingly non greasy, even with all of the intensely moisturizing ingredients. This is very much a lotion, and not a serum. And, it absorbs quickly with no stickiness or residue afterward.
- It comes in a convenient pump (a personal fave). In addition to being easy, this delivery method helps control the amount you use.
As with all Lindi Skin’s products, the balm is paraben free and never tested on animals. It’s also backed by a 30-day 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee. Retail: $27.50
To see a full list of ingredients and learn more about this wonderful product, visit Lindi Skin.
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