Here at Our Botanicals we are passionate about helping you achieve wellness all year round. We know that winter can be an especially trying time as temperatures drop and inside heaters reduce moisture from the air. Synthetic fabrics, steaming hot showers and less raw food can also exacerbate skin issues. As today is National Winter Skin Relief Day we decided to put together some tips and natural products that will help you take care of your skin during winter.
If you have sensitive dry skin taking steaming hot showers or baths can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause inflammation. Opting for shorter, warm showers and gentle cleansers will help to soothe irritation rather than inflame it. Using natural moisturisers right after a shower while the air is still humid will also aid in locking moisture into the skin. Water moisturizes your skin, and lipids lock that moisture in. Here are some of our favourite natural salves, oils and creams that will nourish your skin and protect it from the harsh winter elements.
Dr Morse’s Healing Salve
Dr Robert Morse’s Healing Salve is a medicine cabinet essential, and works wonders for a myriad of skin ailments. It’s natural herbal ingredients like Horsetail, (which is rich with silica) work to beautify the skin. Comfrey Root contains Allantoin, which is a substance that helps new skin cells to grow! White Oak Bark has a long history of usage for a variety of health conditions. It is well known for its astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. All of this just adds to the salves ability to clean wounds, kill bacteria and soothe skin while encouraging the healing process. You can also use it for insect bites, acne, wound healing, eczema, psoriasis and more.
LaLune Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil
LaLune Natural’s Coconut Oil is the perfect product for you if you have dry skin! It is purified to contain only the shortest chains of capric and caprylic acid so you get the cleanest and purest product possible. It is hypoallergenic and will not irritate sensitive skin. Aside from being a great skin moisturizers some other uses include carrier oil, massage oil, homemade toothpaste, lip balm, makeup remover, and shaving cream.
Amaki Tsubaki Facial Oil
If you’re looking for a facial oil that will deeply nourish your complexion without clogging pores, look no further than Amaki Skincare’s Tsubaki Facial Oil. Japanese tsubaki, also known as camellia oil has been used since ancient times for its restoring and beautifying properties. It comes loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to effectively neutralize harmful free radicals and treat you to soft, youthful skin. They’’ve combined this age-defying extract with 8 other skin-loving essentials like Vitamin E, chamomile, jojoba oil and lavender.
Amaki Jasmine and Rose Nourishing Oil
We also love Amaki Skincare’s lightweight Jasmine and Rose Nourishing Oil. It soothes skin irritations and leaves your skin soft, supple, smooth, and radiant. You can use it all over as argan oil doesn’t clog pores and helps to balance oily complexions. Naturally-occurring vitamin E conditions while easily absorbing into the skin. Evening Primrose oil relieves skin irritations & improves elasticity for a youthful complexion. Jojoba’s similarity to our own skin’s sebum allows it to absorb into and soften our skin without any greasy feeling. Sweet Almond Oil is exceptionally rich in vitamin E that helps reduce wrinkles and dark circles. Rosehip Oil reduces wrinkles and treats scars, sunburns, acne marks and dry, sensitive skin. Jasmine Oil provides a wonderfully soothing and sensual fragrance while revitalizing your skin.
Oncoderm Hand/FootRx Moisturizing Cream
Oncoderm’s Hand/FootRx Moisturizing Cream is formulated to combat severe dryness. It’s clinically proven to soften and repair severely dry, rough hands and feet. It’s suitable for even the most sensitive of skin as it contains no fragrance, parabens or artificial dyes. Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It’s designed specifically for people living with cancer and dealing with the dry, cracking skin associated with oncology treatments, However it’s also a great solution for anyone battling extremely dry winter skin conditions.
Our Herbal Deep Heat
Our Herbal Deep Heat provides powerful healing support for tissue stress, trauma and pain. Muscle pain is common; we all experience it from time to time, but it can be especially exacerbated during the winter months. Whether you have overexerted yourself or just want to soothe sore muscles, this herbal heat rub will help regenerate those aching muscles. Rub directly into the muscles or joints that are tense. The consistency of the ointment allows it to be spread easily with no spills or drips.
We hope these tips and natural products go a long way to ease any skin discomfort you or a loved one is experiencing this winter. Have you tried any of these products? We’d love to hear about your experience. Please comment below or send a message to our friendly customer service team.