Propolis Barrier Cream - Hufen Rhwystr Propolis
What are the benefits?
Beneficial for all skin types, of all ages, anywhere on the face or body, for a wide range of skin issues.
High in antioxidants to reduce damage done to the skin by inflammation caused either inside or outside the body.
Moisturises dry patches without blocking pores and balances skin oil production, evening out skin tone and texture.
Antimicrobial propolis reduces irritation and itchiness.
How do I use it?
To use as a moisturiser, you must think about preventing skin drying instead of fixing dry skin, you are aiming to prevent water evaporating out of your skin. Use this cream after washing, before going to bed and before going outside. This can be used any where on the face and body and as frequent as necessary. Apply to patches of sunburnt, irritated, red, healing or sore skin to provide antioxidant support to the skin.
How does it work?
Your skin replaces itself every 2-4 weeks. Dryness and inflammation compromise this process, and therefore are at the root of common skin problems, therefore this cream tackles these two problems specifically:
1. INFLAMMATION: Inflammation can be caused by UV, stress, skin conditions, diet or other factors. inflammation causes enzymes to be made in the skin which break down skin proteins and weaken it. Antioxidants, such as those in propolis and natural oils, reduce the activity of these enzymes, helping the skin to be stronger. Blackcurrant oil contains gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which has been proven balances skin sebum production, and therefore can reduce clogged pores and inflammation. Combined with antimicrobial propolis, redness, breakouts and irritation can be reduced.
2. DRYNESS: Beeswax strengthens the skins’ natural barrier that prevent water evaporating through the skin, drying the skin out. Dry skin is weak because it cannot function properly in these three ways: Firstly, the bonds between skin cells are not broken down, meaning skin comes off in flakes instead of as individual cells, which compromises the skin barrier and leaves you vulnerable to dryness and irritation. Secondly, dry skin produces skin cells too small and too fast, making the skin structure chaotic and weakens it further. Finally, without the right moisture level the skin cannot produce the oil it naturally makes to moisturise itself, meaning dry skin becomes increasingly unable to protect itself and it becomes persistent. Therefore overall, beeswax moisturisers help the skin to be stronger and more resilient by itself by helping the natural processes within the skin.