Who likes thirsty skin?
As the weather changes, the needs of your skin can change too! Here in Alberta, we are transitioning from summer/fall to winter and I have noticed my skin drying out significantly. Although I don’t normally use a lot of lotions in the summer, winter is another story.
One major example I notice is the skin on my face. Although I use the same cream all year (Creme de la Creme Hydrating Cream), I find I use much less in the summer than I do in the winter. I’m fortunate I’m able to use the same cream. Other people I’ve talked to have different experiences. For example, a friend of mine absolutely loves the hydrating cream I use yearround in the winter, but she finds it too greasy for her in the summer.
Another personal example is hand lotion. Although I often use the hydrating cream on my hands, I don’t carry it with me everywhere. I have a lot of lotion from various makers and stores in various bags and places I frequent, and they are very precisely picked. In the summer, I rarely use hand lotion, but when I do, I tend to go for a very small amount of light lotion. As we get into winter, sometimes the light lotions aren’t quite enough to hydrate my skin, so I use more or even go with a heavier lotion. Additionally, as a maker, I look for non-greasy lotions or a lotion I can easily apply only to the backs of my hands (cue the lotion bars we make!). My crafting bag often has a very different lotion than the one I carry in my on-the-go bag.
So, if you find yourself needing a million different lotions for a million different occasions, never fear! I’ve put together a list of local makers who make delightful lotions to help you find your perfect lotion or to try something new:
To help you find your perfect lotion (or to try something new!), we’ve put together a list of lotions from local makers:
Anchor Organics – The Landlubber smells absolutely amazing!
Hillcrest Naturals – I’ve tried a few of their lotions and they are wonderful! They also make great gift sets and minis for gifting
Lamb’s Soapworks – I’ve tried their hand and body lotion and it’s delightful!
Shey and Lyna Naturals – How can you go wrong with chocolate? The chocolate facial scrub comes highly recommended as it moisturizes too!
Sweet as Candy – Super fun products for all ages! If you’re into vibrant colours and perhaps a unicorn or two, Sweet as Candy is the place to be!
YYC Beeswax – Our lotion bars are great for travel and day-to-day use, massage candles are perfect as the weather gets colder, and the hydrating cream is absolutely decadent if we do say so ourselves 🙂
If you have a favourite lotion by a local maker that didn’t make the list, let us know! We’re always happy to share the amazing work of other makers.