Gluten Free and Chemical Free COVID Camping Skincare
Since many people have been camping for their COVID vacation, I wanted to share with you a great gluten-free and chemical-free skincare line with amazing products for you and your family when you're camping or having fun outdoors. Utah is known for its outdoor fun and adventure; however, you need to be safe in the sun. Did you know that Utah is #1 for skin cancer in the United States? Since we are at high elevation, our sun is much stronger than other places at lower elevations, so you can burn easier. Additionally, some people think they can't get a sunburn in the winter when it's cold; however, that is entirely false. You can actually burn easier in the winter because not only are you getting sun from the sky, you are also getting reflected sunlight bouncing off of the snow.
I love camping. I love the outdoors, sleeping outside, sleeping in my hammock, having a campfire every night, not caring about smelling like campfire smoke or makeup. The beautiful trails I hike and the out-of-the-way places I find when I'm taking that road trip to my next camping spot. There are so many things to love!
Few activities are a must when camping. One, especially in Utah or climates that are dry and at high elevation, is taking care of your skin. The largest organ in your body can quickly become dehydrated, burned, and bitten during outdoor adventures unless you take proper precautions with your skincare.
Chemical Free Hydration for Your Skin
Keeping skin hydrated means drinking lots of water. The higher elevation, the less oxygen and the more water you need to drink, however, if you're drinking lots of water, you want to also take an electrolyte supplement or salt supplement, so you don't unbalance the electrical connections in your body! Remember, if you're out in the heat, drinking more water doesn't cool your body temperature, you must pour water on you, bath in cool water, get into a climate-controlled environment or wrap a wet towel on your head or your hotspots on your body to cool yourself down.
Besides my hands, I find my face is super hard to keep hydrated, especially overnight. Lemongrass Spa's Coconut Overnight Rehab Cream is a high moisture cream, applied at night, to rehydrate dry skin.
Healing Elements is a fantastic cream that keeps my super dry skin hydrated overnight as well. Besides being super-healing, it smells deliciously amazing! It's heavy cream, with a texture like a salve. There's no doubt you have a protective layer between your skin and the elements when you put this on your skin. My dog Lily loves to have a taste when I'm applying this to my skin after a shower.
Why is Digestive Health So Important?
In Episode 79, Jenny Finke of Good For You Gluten Free and I dive into how to heal your gut, especially when you have a leaky gut. While leaky gut does not have a test on its own, there are several factors that can lead to leaky gut.
First, you need to have an auto-immune gene that triggers an auto-immune condition or auto-immune disease such as Celiacs. Secondly, you could have a biome imbalance in your gut. Third, a poor diet or a diet high in gluten can assist in triggering a leaky gut.
Did You Know There are Four Types of Gluten-Related Disorders?
Susan and I chat about the four types of gluten-related disorders: celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, wheat sensitivity, and wheat allergy. These four conditions affect about ten percent of the population, however; over half of those individuals do not realize they have this health issue because their symptoms range from gastrointestinal distress to joint pain. Individuals aren’t making the connection between diet and their body reacting negatively to wheat or gluten.
London is such a fabulous place! You’ll find a myriad of extraordinary events, museums, historical places to visit and fun activities to do. Whether you enjoy walks along the river or experiencing the world’s largest Ferris wheel, London will give you the travel adventure of your lifetime. Besides the numerous travel adventures you explore, you’ll find an almost seemingly endless array of gluten-free friendly and dedicated gluten-free restaurants. Check out Episode 77 to find out more about London’s delicious gluten-free fare!
“The more knowledge you have, the more you can become empowered to make the changes you need and doing so, your life may be elevated…”
-Dr. Shane and Liz Watt
Exploring the world is less expensive than you think! Before you cringe when thinking about the cost of your next vacation, consider traveling down these less expensive avenues and return home with a more substantial bank account!
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