Posted on

6 Reasons to Moisturize

Applying moisturizer is one of the few inexpensive ways that people can pamper themselves. Moisturizer seals moisture into the skin to prevent drying, while body care lotion softens rough elbows and heels, along with other dry areas of the skin. A quality moisturizer can work wonders on scaly, dehydrated skin that feels rough and looks unattractive, and hand body lotion works especially well on the hands and feet, but can be applied all over the body. Moisturizer provides many benefits to people who make time to use it on a regular basis.

1. Re-hydrate dried skin.

People who work in harsh climates often apply body lotion on a regular basis, perhaps even daily. Skin that is chapped or dried from wind, cold, or heat can be hard to treat with regular cosmetics. Some people have sensitive skin. No matter which type of climate they live in, their skin can become dry and irritated easily, sometimes even from indoor heat. Quality moisturizer, applied after each shower or bath, can help to seal moisture deep in the skin to keep it hydrated and supple. It may not be a bad idea to keep a bottled of your favorite scented moisturizer on hand for an after-bath application.

2. Replenish extra dry or rough spots on the skin.

Even if your normal skin type is oily or normal, you might have rough areas on your body, like around the elbows or knees that could benefit from moisturizer applications after a bath or at bedtime. With regular use, a replenishing lotion can ease rough skin and make it as smooth and silky as the rest of your body.
3. Smooth calluses.
If you are on your feet quite a bit you may have developed rough calluses that are painful and unsightly. A moist moisturizer can make these areas supple and help you to remove the dead skin easier than if you attempted it without lotion. If your calluses appear discolored, swollen, or have red streaks running from them, check with your doctor rather than trying to remove them yourself.

4. Feel and smell good.
People love the feel of creamy lotion on their tired limbs or torso. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of lotion applied to your feet, legs, or arms. Specialty stores, department stores, and gift shops carry many different scents of moisturizer to choose from. There are as many lotion types as you have moisturizing needs, so take advantage of the wealth of scents and textures to find one that suits your personality and needs.

5. Help yourself relax.
Even if your skin is in great shape and does not need to be moisturized with lotion, try a body massage with scented lotion on the hands. You can even get lotion that heats up during application to add sensory warmth to the parts of your body to which it is applied.

The feel of gentle softness on your skin rotating in firm, steady massage movements can remove stress, subdue pain, and enhance endorphins to make you feel great.

6. Soften the roughest parts of your body.

Do your legs dry out after shaving? How about rough hands or toughened heels? No matter your age or lifestyle, body lotion can do wonders to help you relax and appreciate the simple comforts of life. You may want to keep a bottle of Moisturizer in the kitchen for your hands after doing dishes or in the bathroom after a quick wash-up. Put some in the spare bathroom for guests. Place a bottle of your favorite scented moisturizer in the bedroom to feel smooth and smell sweet at bedtime. There are dozens of uses for body lotion when you think about all the ways it can be applied to make your skin moist, supple, and sweet smelling.
Try our Skin Ease Line of Moisturizers

http://www.aetosapothecary.com/shop/skin-ease-lime/
Posted on

Natural Sleep Aids and why you need to be using them

ChamomileUnlike other sleep aids, that only focus on one cause of sleeplessness, chamomile tea can provide relief to a variety of sleep disruptors, including:

1. Insomnia – First and foremost, chamomile fights that annoying sensation where you don’t feel tired. If you glance at the clock and see that it is well past your bedtime, and you don’t feel tired yet, sipping on chamomile tea can induce that sleepy feeling.

2. Anxiety – Anxiety and insomnia go hand in hand. Your racing, unwanted thoughts bring with it a night of restlessness. A cup of chamomile tea before bed will help calm your mind long enough that you can drift off to sleep.

3. Depression – Drinking chamomile tea before bed can help rid you of that worn-out unwanted companion that clings to you like a cloud of hopelessness. While it won’t outright cure depression, it can rid you of these unwanted feelings long enough to fall asleep.

4. Indigestion – The cause of sleeplessness that I most identify with. But perhaps that’s because I overeat too close to bed. A cup of chamomile tea can treat your upset stomach, reducing muscle spasms and inflammation, so that you can sleep pain free.

Ylang-Ylang

Springing from the branches of the cananga tree, native to Indonesia, ylang-ylang flowers produce an oil that is effective in reducing hypertension because of its sedative effects. Not only can it help you fall asleep faster, but a little aromatherapy with this oil can also alleviate stress and anxiety. On top of that, ylang-ylang also has a gorgeous scent, a light floral aroma that works wonderfully as a perfume or natural air freshener.

LavenderResearch shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. In one study done at Britain’s University of Southampton, researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 10 adults. For a week, half of the participants slept in a room where lavender was diffused in the air throughout the night; the rest snoozed in a similar room where a placebo–sweet almond oil–was released. After a week, the groups switched rooms. At the end of the study, the volunteers ranked the quality of their sleep 20% better on average when in the lavender-scented room.  The researchers monitored their sleep cycles with brain scans. With the help of lavender subjects slept more soundly; they also felt more energetic the next morning.

 

The researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the very deep sleep in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax. During this phase, the brain is thought to organize memory, as well.

Try Aeto’s Apothecary Sleep Ease before bed to improve your family’s sleep

Sleep Ease (30g)