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Do moisturizers help to heal the cracked hands?

Do moisturizers help to heal the cracked hands?

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Everyone has experienced dry and cracked hands at least once, if not many times, in their life. Dry skin can be caused by multiple factors, and as it gets worse and dryer, your skin will start to crack. Dry and cracking skin can be caused by environmental stressors, low humidity, irritation and inflammation, or skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. If you’re trying to heal your cracking skin, it can be helpful to first identify the cause in order to determine how most effectively treat the cracking and care for your skin.

However, generally speaking, the key to soothing and healing dry and cracking skin in the long term is to restore your skin barrier, soothe irritation and inflammation, and slow down water loss from the skin. Hydrated skin is skin that retains its moisture and a healthy skin barrier helps your skin retain that moisture.

To do this naturally, look for skin care products made with natural ingredients that support your skin’s health and balance its properties. Also look for skin care products that contain oils and butters that will help create a barrier on your skin and prevent water loss.

Every Azuri hand and body product contains the Azuri elixir, an ayurvedic blend of six herbs that includes Ashwagandha, Anantmool, Gudduchi, Calendula, Licorice and Manjistha. This proprietary blend combines water based and lipid-based extractions to get maximum nutritional benefits. This signature blend of herbs and botanicals supports skin health and functioning.

Ashwagandha and Gudduchi are adaptogenic herbs that help bring stressed and overworked skin back to its balanced state. Common skin stressors come from the environment, UV rays, and each everyday products like hand sanitizer. Anantmool, Calendula, and Licorice are incredible anti-inflammatory herbs. Anti-inflammatory products soothe irritation and redness, and help revive damaged skin tissue. Calendula, along with Manjistha, increase blood and oxygen flow to the skin, which helps your skin heal and protect itself. Together, these six powerhouse herbs protect the skin from stressors, soothe irritation, and help the skin heal itself. This helps restore your skin barrier so it can retain moisture and keep itself hydrates, regardless of the environmental conditions.

Azuri’s line of brightening cream for sensitive skin also contain Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful ingredient that aids in hydration of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning is draws water into the skin like a sponge. It also helps water bind to your skin cells. Along with the Azuri Elixir, it fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture in for an even more dramatic hydrating effect. Over time, this can help slow down the deterioration of this barrier and help protect and strengthen it.

This line of hand and body creams comes in three beautiful scents: Hint of Citrus, Patchouli Soothe, and Lavendar Dream. Choose which scent you enjoy the most and be prepared to have the healthiest, most moisturized hands you have ever had.

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The Ingredients in our Marula Glow Brightening & Firming Créme

The Ingredients in our Marula Glow Brightening & Firming Créme

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Our Marula Glow Brightening & Firming Créme is the perfect créme for dry and sensitive skin. It combines essential plant botanicals to create a thick moisturizer that effectively hydrates and protects the skin. The main ingredients that make this brightening cream for dry skin so effective are Marula oil, Baobab oil, Gotu Kola, and Saffron.

Marula Oil

Marula oil is an exceptional anti-aging serum used in our luxurious brightening cream, due to its high levels of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. The antioxidants fight free radicals and reduce the skin’s risk of sun damage, fatty acids are natural emollients that smooth and hydrate the skin, and amino acids slow down signs of aging. Together, these three components create a lightweight oil that

softens, smoothens, and hydrates.

Baobab Oil

Baobab oil used in our brightening cream for dry skin has strong antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals that can damage your skin. It also contains Vitamin A, that protects the skin from bacteria that can lead to breakouts as well as brings back youthful elasticity to the skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory Omega 3s that heal cracked and dry skin and reduce the signs of aging.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is an ancient ayurvedic herb with amazing anti-aging properties, thanks to is potent

combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals—everything the skin needs to fight off the signs of aging and to protect itself from environmental stressors.

Saffron

An ayurvedic herb “promotes circulation, improves the appearance of scars, lightens hyperpigmentation, and reduces the appearance of under-eye circles and fatigue lines”. Because it is an anti-inflammatory, saffron is also ideal for those with sensitive skin, it is calming ingredient and provides great brightening properties. “As an antioxidant, it can protect against UV damage and pollutants that produce free radicals.”

To read about the other ingredients in Marula Glow and other skin care products that make could help your skin, visit www.azuriskincare.com.


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Marula Glow Brightening Crème - Bring Back Your Youthful Glow

Marula Glow Brightening Crème - Bring Back Your Youthful Glow

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Dry skin tends to look pale and dull, which isn’t attractive or healthy. For people with dry skin, using a brightening cream can help even out your complexion and make it glow. Brightening cream for dry skin is also helpful for people with darker skin tones who wish their skin were lighter; these products can also reduce hyperpigmentation caused by acne scarring.

Marula Glow is made with the ancient African ingredients of Marula oil, Gotu Kola, and Saffron, as well as Niacinamide to create a gentle and velvety cream that easily absorbs into the skin. This brightening cream for dry skin effectively repairs and rejuvenates the skin, leaving a radiant, smooth, and firm finish.

Marula oil is an exceptional anti-aging serum due to its high levels of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. The antioxidants fight free radicals and reduce the skin’s risk of sun damage, fatty acids are natural emollients that smooth and hydrate the skin, and amino acids slow down signs of aging. Together, these three components create a lightweight oil that softens, smoothens, and hydrates.

Gotu Kola is an ancient ayurvedic herb with amazing anti-aging properties. Thanks to its potent combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals – everything the skin needs to fight off the signs of aging and to protect itself from environmental stressors.

Gotu kola also contains a compound that helps keep skin tighter and firmer, as well as antioxidants that fight off damage from free radicals. Gotu Kola boosts the formation of collagen and skin tissue, which is crucial in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and youthful glow.

Saffron is another ayurvedic herb that promotes circulation, improves the appearance of scars, lightens hyperpigmentation, and reduces the appearance of under-eye circles and fatigue lines. Because it is anti-inflammatory and calming, Saffron is also ideal for those with sensitive skin. It can also protect against UV damage and pollutants that produce free radicals.

Niacinamide is an effective ingredient for maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. It helps your skin grow its lipid barrier, which helps to retain moisture. It also balances oil production, another key to maintaining moisture. It helps to minimize redness, protect from sun damage, minimize hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and protect from other environmental stressors. The use of Niacinamide reduces the appearance of pores and brightens the skin.

Marula Glow, the luxurious brightening cream, is packed with ingredients that will leave you with glowing and supple skin. Regular use will protect your skin from sun damage and other environmental stressors, slow down signs of aging like dullness and fine lines, make the skin firmer, and overall improve moisture retention.

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Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare: Reason 2: Nutrient Rich

Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare: Reason 2: Nutrient Rich

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We know that nutrients are essential for our body’s functioning. Since skin is the largest organ in your body, it makes sense that consuming a range of balanced nutrients is as vital to your skin health as they are to the health of any other part of your body. Part of Azuri’s natural skincare mission is to make sure that our natural skincare products are always nutrient-rich.

Your skincare should provide your skin with the essential nutrients to support its biological processes. There are five categories of essential nutrients that will do this:

  1. Vitamins
  2. Minerals
  3. Enzymes
  4. Amino Acids
  5. Fatty Acids

Vitamins are micronutrients necessary for your body to function. The common vitamins you may have heard of for skin health are vitamin A, C, D, K, and E. Minerals are another category of micronutrients that supports your skin’s processes. Important minerals in skincare include zinc and selenium. Minerals are an important component of your skin’s structure. Enzymes are a key type of exfoliator for skin health. In your body, enzymes help you digest your food. In skincare, enzymes “digest” dead skin cells to reveal smoother and brighter skin. Amino acids play an important role in maintaining your overall health and beautiful skin. They help maintain your skin’s hydration, texture, and generally healthy appearance. Fatty acids protect and support your skin barrier, which in turn protects the texture and hydration in your skin.

As you have probably noticed, these five categories of essential nutrients have some overlap in skin benefits, but each is important on its own and in combination with each other to best support your skin’s natural processes and give it a boost. The botanicals used at Azuri for our natural skin care products have been used for hundreds of years by Indian and African communities; they are time-tested and deeply traditional. Many (chemicals) in skincare are inspired by and designed to mimic the qualities of the nutrient-rich ingredients used in natural skincare. Natural ingredients often contain a well-rounded and balanced nutritional (density). Marula, for example, contains high levels of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids, together, slow down signs of aging in the skin and promote skin resiliency. These ingredients, combined with modern skin care practices, create beautiful, effective, and gentle skincare products that promote long-term skin health and rejuvenation.

At Azuri skincare, we use only the highest quality, naturally occurring ingredients that heal and nourish your skin. Our natural skincare products such as, botanical moisturizing soothing cream, luxurious brightening cream, and more contain no GMOs, no parabens, no artificial fragrances, no sulphates, and no silicon. Our ultimate focus is on taking care of your skin and body using plant-derived ingredients that are effective and good for your holistic health.


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Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare: Reason 1: Bioavailability

Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare: Reason 1: Bioavailability

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body. While it does serve as a protective barrier against harmful external stressors, it is not impervious to the things you put on it. Rather, it absorbs much of what you apply to it. You should be treating your skin the same way you treat your body. That means, if you are what you eat, then you are also what you put on your skin.

Bioavailability is a term that is commonly used in medicine that has been recently entering the skincare industry. It refers to how much of an ingredient or substance is able to be absorbed into the body and used. This can be applied to skincare to make us think about how permeable are the products that we put on our skin and what they do when they enter our body.

Azuri focuses on natural skincare products that is both highly bioavailable and nutrient-rich. We avoid harsh chemicals and instead opt for natural plant botanicals that have been a part of skincare traditions around the world for centuries. Not only are these ingredients better for the environment, they also tend to be easier for your body to absorb and are full of nutrients that nourish your skin.

The premise of natural skincare is holistically taking care of your body. It involves caring for your skin the same way you care for the rest of your body – not just using products that work, but also considering what is going to be good for you in the long run. At Azuri, we use plant-derived ingredients that are not only effective but are also good for your holistic health. Ingredients like Marula Oil, Nilotica butter, Hibiscus, Gotu Kola, Ashwagandha have been utilized and revered for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and African traditions that understand the powers of plant-derived ingredients. Our products and ingredients are backed by thousands of years of history and science. These ingredients that are close to the earth also tend to be absorbable into the body. They contain compounds that the skin can use to heal and maintain a balance that will keep it functioning well and looking beautiful.

To learn more about the impressive plant botanicals we use, check out our luxury product line and learn more about natural skincare and how you can transform your routine to bring it closer to the earth.