Whoa! Mind your own business, right? Well in light of a recent controversy, many dermatologists are weighing in on whether it is healthy to shower everyday or if it is just a cultural phenomenon. According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dermatology, “daily showering is a more cultural phenomenon than medical necessity…In the U.S., people commonly shower once or even more per day – this can actually be harmful to skin, as hot water strips essential oils and can lead to irritation.” Good to know, especially for those of us in the midst of the harsh, cold season we call winter in Minnesota!
I can’t imagine going cold turkey on showering everyday so instead try Norwex’s new Shower Gel to compliment your Body Cloths. This product is a blend of humectants, which help attract moisture to your skin. It is free of toxic chemicals as well; free from SLS, SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes, and animal-derived ingredients and certified by BDIH and NaTrue. It smells great too because it is derivatives from fruit sugar, sweet pineapple, coconut and lemon.
Your Body Cloths still work just fine without the Shower Gel, but I have noticed that for some, switching from shower gel and a loufa to just water and a Body Cloth is weird. Instead of pushing those people aside, Norwex offers a product that is a better alternative to your typical shower gel. If you use the Shower Gel with the Body Cloth, you will need to launder your Body Cloth more often since the soap will build up and clog the fibers more quickly.
Have you been hitting the slopes this year? Where is your favorite place to ski or snowboard? My family loves the winter months! The boys are often outside on their snowmobiles and the ice. This upcoming weekend, my friend is going a on a ski trip with some friends. She let me know that she’d be packing some “Norwex essentials” to keep herself clean and her skin moist. I thought I’d pass them along since we’re all struggling to keep our skin hydrated in these dry months!
Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner: When you come in from the slopes, the ski lodge is a relaxing place, but not always the most sanitary place (depending on where you go). I’ve sat at quite a few sticky tables and seen some pretty muddy bathrooms. The last thing you want to do is frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, especially when you’re going to step outside shortly. Instead, try the Timeless Natural Hand Cleanser. It uses organic Rosemary, lavender and lemon to clean hands instead of alcohol. A much better alternative to dry skin or catching a cold!
Body Pack: For as cold as it was out there, you’re sweaty by the end of the day! And if you’re having lunch in between runs, freshening up feels really good. In a recent article, Do You Really Need to Shower Everyday, dermatologists advise that showering once or more per day “can actually be harmful to skin, as hot water strips essential oils and can lead to irritation.” Especially in the wintertime, the “alkaline pH of some soaps can disrupt normal skin barrier function, says Zeichner. This, along with heavily fragranced formulas and long hot showers, can result in chronically parched and itchy skin that is prone to irritation.” Dry, flaky skin over dinner? No thank you! Try Norwex’s body cloth instead! Just get the cloth wet and wipe your skin down. This cloth will remove the excess oils, sweat, dirt, and bacteria instead of stripping your skin of all its natural moisture. Its perfect to use throughout the day. It has the BacLock feature so it will purify itself while you are working up the courage to go down the Black Diamond. Continue reading
Some years, I struggle to find unique gifts for the women in my life. Many times, I’ve defaulted to candles, or lotions, or sweets. I’m not the crafty type either so making an original gift is way out of my comfort zone. Are you still hunting for the perfect gift for one of the women in your life? Maybe Norwex can help you put together a gift set that you won’t find in the store! Here’s some fun options:
Spa Wrap: The first time I felt it, I thought to myself “I can’t believe its not butter!” Pamper someone special (or yourself!) with this amazingly soft wrap. The elastic and Velcro closure will ensure it fits snugly as she gets ready in the morning. The BacLock feature will ensure that it won’t smell the next time she uses it, which will probably be everyday!
Turban: Pair the Spa Wrap with the light blue hair turban. It absorbs 75% of the water from hair so not only are you giving her the turban, but you are also gifting her more time in her morning routine (a gift women strive for everyday!). The draw string feature makes sure that it fits tightly on her head, no more re-wrapping the bath towel while she is putting on her makeup. Continue reading
According to AskMen.com, giving Dad a special razor this Father’s Day is in good taste. (Sorry – neckties did not make the list). One small problem with razors as a gift: razor burn. If not the burn, Dads can definitely end up with razor bumps. With a collaboration of several tips from EverydayHealth.com and from DiscoveryHealth.com writers and a few choice Norwex products, Dad can stop having a flaming face forever! (Ladies, this also will help you to avoid razor burn on your legs as well).
First of all, use your razor during or right after a hot shower. The Norwex Body Pack cloths are perfect to help the hot water soak in. Took a shower the night before – simply hold the warm cloth to your face for a few minutes. Softening the hair, opening the pores and cleansing the skin are all benefits of this warm water procedure. (Don’t worry – the body pack comes in manly colors too!)