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5 Healing Balms to Nourish Your Skin

5 Healing Balms to Nourish Your Skin

Moisturizing your body is key in maintaining healthy skin. I've recently learned that if you have dry skin, you're more likely to suffer from sensitive skin. I've also noticed that when my skin is properly moisturized, it's not only less irritated but I get less breakouts. And moisturizing, along with a good SPF cream can protect your skin from the environment (think harsh winds and a blistering sun) and prevent aging. Aging isn't a bad thing and I am against the idea that we need to stop our bodies from aging, but I'm also not a fan of the eye wrinkles that are creeping in. I'm 21 after all. 

While a moisturizing routine can easily become overwhelming, I don't think it has to be. Today I want to share five different healing balms that work to really nourish your skin with the help of moisturizing butters and oils and healing herbs. Toss one in your bag, keep another by your night stand and you're on your way to happy and healthy skin. 

Calendula Healing Balm / Urban Alchemist

It's no secret that UA is one of my favourite go to's for body care products. Their Rosemary Mint Body Butter is heavenly, and so is their Earl Green Body Balm.

If you're looking for something specifically for sensitive skin, or even your baby, this balm is for you. Made with organic oils and butters infused with calendula, it works to soothe, treat, and hydrate even the most sensitive skin types. 

Repair Balm / Meow Meow Tweet

Finding a healing balm without beeswax can be a challenge, but MMT makes it easy as they're a 100% vegan company. This balm is made with candelilla wax instead of beeswax, so you get the benefits of a thick, rich balm without using any animal ingredients. This balm also features unique and healing essential oils like myrrh, vetiver, and chamomile. 

Organic All Purpose Salve / Cocokind

If you've got really sensitive skin and want the bare minimum ingredients, this is your go to. Made with just organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, and organic lavender oil, this is a simple but powerful salve that you can use all over for intense hydration. 

Original Balm / Badger Balm

Badger Balm is the brand I think of first when I think of healing balms. While I use their sunscreens the most, they offer so many different kinds of healing balms for whatever your skin needs. 

Their original balm is made with just five organic ingredients; olive oil, beeswax, castor oil, aloe vera, and wintergreen oil. They all work together to create a rich balm that's perfect for dry skin and long winters (which seems to be my life right now). 

Organic Healing Balm / The Honest Co. 

What I love about this balm is the packaging. While not as environmentally friendly as a reusable tin, it's great for on the go. This balm is made with organic ingredients like sunflower oil, coconut oil, and chamomile to hydrate and soothe your skin. Use it as a hand cream, body moisturizer, baby product, or whatever floats your boat!

What are your favourite ways to moisturize and heal your skin? 

Read more about skincare by checking out my favourite facial spf and body butter

With love, 

Sarah 

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