Tips to keep your skin healthy in winter

Winter skin tipsWith winter comes the harsher weather that takes its toll on our skin, often making it dry, sore and itchy. At this time of year it is important to use a specific winter skincare routine that prevents it drying out and turning flaky. The added benefit of our products is that they are safe and suitable for those who may be prone to eczema or psoriasis.

Using one of Elena’s Nature Collection’s more intensive moisturisers such as Eureka Cream or Illumination Cream can help to avoid the damage that colder weather can cause.

If you use Trinity Soap once a week as a face mask to deep cleanse your skin, then why not try our latest addition afterwards to give your skin that extra protection against the elements? Pure Blend Therapeutic Body Oil is rich in beneficial oils and minerals such as Vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant thought to fight off free radicals that cause the signs of aging, Rosehip Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health and Calendula infused Oil which is a great herb and has perhaps the longest history of use of any in skin care products. Much of the healing properties of Calendula are due to its high levels of carotenoids (vitamin A like compounds). Because these compounds are oil soluble, an infused oil is ideal. It helps to plump the skin and keep it soft. It can help with skin regeneration and various inflammatory conditions.

An important area to think about is the hands. It isn’t always possible to protect them with gloves because of daily life, so it’s important to keep them lubricated against the elements. Using Illumination Cream or Eureka Cream a couple of times a day will assist in keeping them soft and supple to enable them to carry out their daily tasks, being the most hard working of all our body parts!

Whilst paying all this attention to your skin, don’t forget the lips! There are lots of products out there which are formulated from by-products of the petroleum industry (e.g. Vaseline). Suffering from chapped lips through the cold is no joke- dry, cracked lips are extremely painful. Using a lip balm created from natural waxes and oils such as Elena’s Angel Lip Balm containing Monoi de Tahiti, an ingredient rich in active ingredients, will nourish the skin and will help to create a barrier, help to repair the lips, and protect from the colder harsher weather.

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