I am writing to you from…..MY APOTHECARY!
It is quite exciting, having the internets right in my own home. I’m connected to the world now, though it is only by the tiniest, most vulnerable little cable that stretches across our road with Subarus and garbage trucks zooming over it. This, we’re promised, is only until another crew can come and bury it. At&t seems unorganized, and I think they’d benefit from a life coach. Just sayin’.
The Right to Bare Arms
Here in the Southern Appalachians, it’s been getting warm enough during the day to rock tank tops and bare arms. So here we are, this mountainous tribe who has survived a long winter, celebrating by uncovering our tender arms to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sweetness of the breeze.
Except, our arms are dry, ashy, bumpy and reptilian; skin lacking in tone, smoothness and any indication of circulation. If one were to simply slide a hand over one of our arms without looking, they may think they were petting an iguana, instead.
Am I right?
But don’t worry. It’s just an indicator, or even an invitation, to switch up the self care products in our boudoirs and accommodate the needs of a new season.
Here is a quick tip for soft, supple arms:
Always apply cream or oil to your arms before you go out.
Even if you have showered already and applied your body moisturizer, apply another thin layer to your arms before you head out the door. This will leave the skin on your arms looking dewy and plumped up, and it will also add a layer to your personal scent. If you work away from home all day, bring some of your favorite cream, lotion or oil with you and refresh your arms (and bare legs) around the middle of the day.
Dewy and greasy are not synonyms! Take a few minutes and massage the cream in to your skin. This will increase the circulation in the skin, giving you a nice, vibrant glow. It also increases the lymph flow which tones the immune response. You want to leave the house with your cream rubbed in, not sitting on your skin and feeling slimy.
To find river island apothecary cream and oil, these stockists are carrying it:
K2 Studio | downtown Asheville
Nourish & Flourish | Asheville’s river arts district
The Mint Museum Shop | uptown Charlotte
I’ll have some up on my etsy site mid-week.
Thanks, always, for reading.
PS: Keep up to speed with my daily fun stuff and photos on the river island apothecary face book page. You can see a sweet photo of my dog, an herb school open house and some other news from last week. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the page while you’re there.
Have a wonderful week!