When the weather shifts and Winter starts to happen, lotion is a survival necessity, especially in the harsh climes of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Once the super dry and very cold season hits, frequent full-body applications of some kind of moisturizer is the only way to avoid the painful side effects of dry skin. The lotion options in the World are many. Although a liquid lotion or cream is most prevalent, here are three solid Lotion Bar advantages.
What is a Lotion Bar?
First off, this may be a new concept. What the heck is a Lotion Bar? A lotion bar is a solid lotion. It resembles a bar of soap, but acts like a lotion. The bar will stay solid when kept at room temperature or lower. It can be used anywhere on the body. When applied to skin, body heat will slightly melt the bar. Lotion bars are typically made from all natural ingredients including butters and oils like Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Beeswax, Jojoba oil, Avocado butter, Sweet Almond oil, Hempseed oil and essential oils. There are also Exfoliating Lotion Bars that are the same lotion bar base with added salts (Sea Salt or Himalayan salt), or sugars to exfoliate and moisturize skin naturally.
Why is a Lotion Bar Better?
Why is the lotion bar better, you ask?? Here are three reasons.
- No plastic bottle/ Environmental Footprint Because the lotion is solid, there is no need to package lotion in a plastic bottle. Also with natural ingredients, the process for creating a lotion bar is low impact. Yay for Planet Earth.
- Use IN the shower/ Efficiency of Application and Increased Moisturizing The best time to apply moisturizer is when your pores are open, either in the shower/bath, or just out of the shower/bath. This allows the lotion to deeply penetrate skin as well as seal and protect skin throughout the day.
- Purity/No Fillers Lotion bars have a reputation for being a health-conscious choice because they are free from the potentially hazardous chemicals found in commercial lotion products, such as phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), ethanolamines and petroleum.
How to Use a Lotion Bar
Using a lotion bar is easy; just take the lotion bar into hands and warm it with body heat, this will melt a small portion of the bar. One then can either rub the lotion onto the body part that needs moisturizing, or get enough in hands to put lotion bar down and use hands to cover skin. Lotion bars are especially effective in the shower, or right out of the shower when pores are open.