Taking proper care of your skin is important for everyone. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you will know that my husband was diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) a few years ago and since then has made major lifestyle changes including excluding all grains and legumes from this diet and ensuring his skin is well looked after to prevent any outbreaks.
So when HelloSkin got in touch offering him the chance to try some of their skincare products he was very happy to join in. HelloSkin describes themselves as the top online store catered towards helping those affected by skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne and Dry skin. Their mission is to provide transparency in product selection to assist customers in finding products that may help alleviate their symptoms.
From the extensive range of products, Vlad picked out three: Westlab Himalayan Salt, Dead Sea Spa Magik Super Hand Cream and E45 Derma Protect Fast Acting 24H Spray Moisturiser.
Himalayan salt has been used for many years to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the skin, nowadays you don’t have to travel to the mountains to receive the health-giving properties of the minerals it contains as it’s easy to find in shops or online for an at-home spa experience as a bath salt, body scrub or foot soak.
The Himalayan salt from Westlab is mined from the base of the Himalayan mountains and contains pure, high-quality Himalayan pink crystal salt boasting an infusion of 80 different minerals and trace elements essential for a healthy skin including magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron.
It is important for those with Hidradenitis Suppurativa to ensure their skin is kept clean and properly nourished. The Westlab Himalayan Salt not only offers these health-giving properties but gives my husband the chance to relax in a nice bath which helps relieve stress, an additional benefit!
As an Osteopath, my husband uses his hands on a daily basis to diagnose and treat his patients. Between the treatments themselves and washing of hands between patients which strips the skin of its natural oils, his hands take a bit of a beating so he always has a stock of hand cream to try and balance out the wear and tear of repetitive use so he avoids painful dry, chapped skin for his and his patients’ benefit!
He picked out the Dead Sea Spa Magik Super Hand Cream based on the description of being a product designed to ease the problem of dry, chapped skin on the hands, using the soothing and protective power of Dead Sea salt and mud combined with organic plant oils. The cream contains no parabens or colours and uses only natural, allergen-free fragrance which is a plus for anyone with sensitive skin.
The Dead Sea Spa Magik Super Hand Cream offers long-lasting relief and protection, hydrating, softening, and soothing skin so that it becomes less sore which is really key for Vlad when he is working. Importantly the cream is non-greasy which means he can use it quickly between patients as a protective barrier and they won’t be aware.
Everyone hates the feeling of tight, dry skin but did you know you can get spray moisturisers which make it quick and easy to apply fast-acting hydration to skin? Vlad picked out the E45 Derma Protect Fast-Acting 24H Spray based on the description of it offering fast acting, intense protection for up to 24 hours, having no artificial fragrances and has a non-greasy feel.
Whereas creams, oils, and lotions can be slow to absorb and leave a residue on the skin, the spray is fast acting and quickly absorbed by the skin. It is great for people with sensitive skin or who suffer from dry skin conditions, such as eczema, to restore the skin’s natural protective barrier, locking in moisture, reducing evaporation, and helping the upper layers become more hydrated.
Overall Vlad has found the three products helpful in restoring his skin. With regular moisturising dry, sore skin will feel smoother, softer, and suppler with less irritation which, as I already mentioned, is important to Vlad for both a better professional experience and personal health support. He awards the products 5 out of 5 stars and will continue to use them on a regular basis moving forward.
For this review the products were supplied by HelloSkin, all opinions are my own. Use the coupon code HELLOMICAELA to get a 10% discount for all products at HelloSkin.