Do you need a skintervention?
We’re in the final month of winter and as I type this, the cold southerly wind is howling outside the window. I love crackling fires, snuggling under soft blankets and the slower pace of life but the harsh weather can wreak havoc on my skin.
Protection from Environmental Stress
During winter we subject our bodies to extreme temperature fluctuations. Bitterly cold winds and heated rooms and cars dehydrate our skin, leaving it feeling tight and dry.
Many people don’t realise that the secret to looking after your skin is to use natural ingredients that resemble your skin’s own oils and properties. It makes sense when you think about it – your skin doesn’t recognise a synthetic chemical so it doesn’t know what to do with it!
It can be very tempting to conveniently buy a cheap body lotion from the supermarket but the long list of unpronounceable ingredients are like junk food for your skin.
Our rich body butters contain only natural ingredients that your skin loves. I chose shea butter and the unique selection of oils for their nourishing and moisturising properties that will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and gently fragranced.
Nourish Your Hands and Lips
Hands and lips are particularly vulnerable to our winter climate. What makes Little Olive Tree lotions and balms so effective is that they don’t just provide a protective coating for your hands and lips, they penetrate below the skin’s outer layers and nourish from within.
It’s a good idea to keep a hand lotion next to the sink and one on your bedside table. Massage the light, non-greasy formula into your hard-working hands after washing dishes and before you go to bed at night to ensure your hands stay soft and moisturised.
Our family always has our lip balms close at hand – in our wallets, school bags and in the car. We can’t do without them during the New Zealand winter!