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Winter Skin Remedies
By Sophie Leaver
Health & Wellbeing Writer
Winter weather is notorious for wreaking havoc on your complexion. The dry, cold air can leave your lips chapped, your skin pale and lacklustre, and your hair dehydrated.
It’s a great time to indulge in some extra love and care by adding good quality, nourishing products to your beauty regimen. Instead of loading up on expensive, artificial products, try treating your body to natural, organic oils and butters will leave you feeling, smelling and looking amazing. These skin remedies have multiple benefits and will help you beat those winter blues.
Rosehip oil has long been used worldwide for its many benefits to the skin. It is a natural source of vitamin E, which is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant and hydrates sensitive skin. It is also a source of fatty acids and omegas, which help to rebuild damaged skin, and help give a healthy glow to the complexion. It also contains lycopene, which helps to improve the texture of the skin, and protects against premature ageing and free-radical damage. It is particularly effective for wrinkles, scarring and burns, sun damage, and stretch marks. It is best applied after cleansing the face, and should absorb quickly. It can be used alone, but in winter it works well as a serum, locking in an extra layer of hydration before applying your normal moisturiser. It can even be used on the lips and on the sensitive skin under the eyes.
Camellia oil, extracted from a wild flower that grows in China and Japan, has a delicate floral fragrance but is a potent natural product that revitalises dry and brittle skin, hair and nails. It is rich in vitamins A, E and B, as well as monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. It is a fast-absorbing, multi-purpose oil which can be used as a face moisturiser, around the delicate eye area, as a hair treatment, a body oil, lip balm, or even as a makeup remover. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, and leaves the skin and hair feeling smooth and soft. It can be gently rubbed into the cuticle area of the nails to promote strong and healthy nails.
It’s not only our face that feels the effects of the harsh winter weather, and it’s important to look after our bodies as well. Often the elbows, knees, and heels can become dry and cracked in winter. Shea butter is deeply moisturising, helping to both protect and heal the skin, and carries a host of different benefits. Shea butter strengthens the skin by stimulating the production of collagen, which is what helps your skin remain supple, radiant and youthful. It is rich in vitamins and nutrients that your skin craves during the cold seasons. It acts as the perfect lip balm to protect your lips from the elements. As an all-natural and chemical-free product, it is a safe option for all ages, and even an ideal product for baby care.
Revitalising Coconut & Argan
Coconut oil is praised worldwide for its countless benefits. One of the most luxurious ways to use it is to apply it to the entire body after a warm bath when the skin is supple and ready to absorb the moisture. Your skin will feel smooth and nourished. Argan oil is another naturally soothing and hydrating product, which acts like a skin super food and brings dull complexions back to life. Containing high levels of schottenol, vitamin E and fatty acids, it has been known to help erase scarring and wrinkles, and provides an energy boost to the skin. It can also be applied as a very effective hair mask as it penetrates the hair and helps to protect and rebuild its strength.
Using a variety of these natural ingredients will help your hair and skin to thrive, and will treat your body to an amazing range of botanicals and phyto-active ingredients. By naturally hydrating and treating your skin, you will feel ready to battle the winter elements and keep a healthy glow throughout the holiday season.
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- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks