Actively Healthy Skincare Tips from Kim Walls, MS
As we are still in the grips of cold and flu season, frequent hand washing remains our best weapon against illness. But frequent hand washings â€“ and popular antibacterial cleansers – have unintended results. Here are some of Kimâ€™s insights for truly healthy hands using the power of probiotics:
â€¢ Yes, to keep germs at bay it is important to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
â€¢ However, the reality is, while reducing the germ load on your hands, harsh soaps and hard water can strip the skin of its natural protection.
â€¢ Combined with cold weather, dry air both indoors and out, and the skin on your hands becomes vulnerable to damage from chapping and cracking.
â€¢ This damaged skin (located on the most exposed parts of the bodyâ€¦your hands) can compromise the bodyâ€™s barrier to germs â€“ defeating the purpose of washing your hands in the first place!
â€¢ Applying a probiotic cream, such as Episencial Soothing Cream, ideally while hands are still damp from hand washing, not only moisturizes but supports the natural ecosystem of beneficial bacteria on your skin that help protect the body.
Kimberly Walls, a second generation skincare clinician from the family that developed the world-renowned Epicuren(r) anti-aging skincare products, she now uses her expertise to develop specialized skincare for children under the age of 5. Armed with her knowledge and experience within the skincare world, Kim has been able to access an untapped market of mother’s who want to expose their child to an actively healthy lifestyle by introducing this product line for young children featuring the beloved artwork of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar . For more than a decade, Walls has shared her extensive experience with dermatologists and estheticians across the globe, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and responsible skincare. Now through Episencial, she hopes to share that knowledge with new and growing families to support the health and well being that effective, all natural products can provide.