Easy steps to get your skin glowing

Easy steps to get your skin glowing

What is your skin care routine?

We have prepared a few easy steps to follow for you to make sure you get the best out of your skin care routine.

1. Cleanse

Apply your cream cleanser with circular movements to remove impurities. Apply Rooibos products on a dry skin and use finger tips to softly apply cleanser.

2. Exfoliate

Apply your exfoliated over your cream cleanser and use circular movements to remove dead skin cells.

3. Rinse

Rinse your face with luke warm water or rooibos infused water for an extra soft feeling. Ideal for sensitive skins.

4. Apply serums

Apply your Eye therapy, Q10 therapy followed by Revitalising Cream. Remember to use only a small amount and press on your skin to apply.

5. Apply Moisturiser

Apply the Moisturiser for your skin type.  If you have a very dry skin, we recommend the Lucid Moisturiser and for normal to combination skin we recommend the Hydrafine Balancing moisturiser. For an extreme sensitive skin you can use the Sensi Cream, this can also be used as a cleanser.

6. Spray on freshener

The last step will be to apply your spray on freshener, we have a selection of Rooibos fresheners to choose from.

Face and Body Hacks for Winter!

Face and Body Hacks for Winter!

Winter weather may bring a lot of fun things, like sitting in front of a cosy fire and hot chocolate runs, but it can also do a number on your skin. The cold weather, the decreased humidity, and cold winds all wear down your skin’s barrier. The results? Red, dry, irritated skin. If your skin is suffering in the cold, try out these 5 hacks to solve all of your winter skin woes.
Winter hacks
Rooibos skin care products demand grow

Rooibos skin care products demand grow

A growing preference for natural products free from chemicals, along with a concern for the environment is driving the demand for herbal beauty products. This means Annique, and its key ingredient Rooibos, is perfectly placed to suit your needs.

The high concentration of polyphenolic compounds (micronutrients) in Rooibos tea is what makes it so sought-after as a health and beauty enhancer. Polyphenols act as antioxidants that protect the body against inflammation. It neutralises harmful free radicals that would otherwise damage cells and cause premature ageing. Drinking Rooibos tea should form part of your daily beauty routine to ensure healthy and hydrated skin.

It also contains an abundance of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is an effective anti-ageing substance. As such. Rooibos reduces wrinkles and boosts the production of healthy skin cells.

The high flavonoid levels in Rooibos also help to improve skin disorders like eczema.  It’s natural anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe and relieve inflamed skin.  Rooibos teabags can be directly applied onto the affected skin for a few minutes.  Bathing regularly or rinsing inflamed areas with the tea will provide a healing effect.  Or, add rooibos in a spray bottle and apply throughout the day or when discomfort is experienced.

Inflammation is a major cause of acne and when your skin is damaged, it’s more vulnerable to bacteria which can aggravate acne. In addition to the tea’s anti-inflammatory response, it also contains antibacterial properties that will help fight acne. Drink it regularly and/or use it as a face rinse instead of water.

The polyphenols or antioxidants in Rooibos tea also strengthens hair follicles and promotes shiny and soft hair. Rinse your hair at least once a week with a strong brew of cooled down Rooibos tea for glowing locks. This is also good for treating a dry, itchy, or irritated scalp. Tired and sensitive eyes can also be treated with lukewarm Rooibos. Place tea bags on eyelids or rinse the eyes gently with the tea. Rooibos is also hypoallergenic and is therefore ideal for people with sensitive skin.

(Source: SA Rooibos Council)

What is a combination skin?

What is a combination skin?

Combination skin occurs when two or more different skin types are prevalent on the face at the same time. Combination skin can at times be dry in some areas – usually on the cheeks, and oily in other: on the T-zone – over the nose, forehead, and chin. The T-zone can differ substantially from person to person – from a very slim zone to a wide extended area.

The oilier parts of combination skin are caused by an over-production of sebum or oil, while the drier parts of combination skin are caused by a lack of sebum and a corresponding lipid deficiency. Numerous people have this skin type and it can be challenging to care for optimally, as the cheeks need moisture while the nose, forehead and chin needs the oiliness to be regulated.

Add to that seasonal influences on the skin’s condition, and one soon has many skin challenges to address simultaneously. The oilier parts of combination skin are caused by an overproduction of sebum or oil. The drier parts of combination skin are caused by a lack of sebum and a corresponding lipid deficiency.

Few people are blessed with a normal skin type. The characteristics of this skin type are:

  • Not too dry and not too oily
  • No or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A radiant complexion

View the Hydrafine range PDF information below.

Hydrafine Normal to combination skin information

Why Rooibos Hydrafine for Normal to Combination skin?

  • The perfect moisturiser for in-between seasons
  • Packed with Antioxidants
  • Soothing to the skin
  • Maintains skin hydration
  • The Hydrafine moisturiser is a cooling gentle moisturiser
The Lowdown on Liquid Skin Nutrition

The Lowdown on Liquid Skin Nutrition

MULTIVITAMIN SPRAY with vitamins E, C, B3, BS, B6

Liquid Skin Nutrition is your skin’s best friend. This multivitamin ­enriched spray regenerates skin, and nourishes all skin types. Its main active ingredients are Green Rooibos extract, multivitamin complex and ActiveSent. Here is a handy guide on how these ingredients soothe a number of skin conditions.

Sunburn

Liquid Skin Nutrition contains essential nutrients that help to support the skin in its own natural healing and regeneration process.

Spray it daily on your face, neck, shoulders, hands and arms to revitalise, nourish and protect skin. Use up to once an hour in case of sunburn.

“My daughter went to a dam with her friends and their faces and shoulders were severely sunburnt. I gave them all Essense Liquid Skin Nutrition to spray on and by the next day that burning sensation and the extreme redness was much better. I totally love this product; an absolute winner.” – Susan Hayward

Skin allergies

Skin allergies

Liquid Skin Nutrition contains Green Rooibos extract, which is known to have anti-viral, anti­-fungal, and antibacterial properties, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin conditions, especially rashes and chafing.

Use as often as needed throughout the day on the affected areas

Dryness on skin

Dryness

Liquid Skin Nutrition contains a multivitamin complex. This is a well-balanced composition of various vitamins that offers nourishment and moisturisation to the skin while energising and activating the cells

Acne on skin

Acne

The ingredient ActiveScent in Liquid Skin Nutrition inhibits the development of targeted micro­organisms, which cause acne.

ActiveScent helps to purify skin and promotes a healthy skin.

Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos tea has the potential to delay and prevent the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes.

Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC, who has led a number of research projects focusing on the effectiveness of Rooibos in the treatment of T2D, confirms Rooibos’ potential to help control diabetes, in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes.

“Diabetes is amongst the most prevalent diseases of lifestyle of our time, with about one in 14 South Africans between the ages of 21 and 79 suffering from the condition. Many are also unaware that they have diabetes and are living with dangerously high blood sugar levels, increasing the likelihood of developing diabetic complications such as blindness, renal failure, amputation, heart attack and stroke, which is a frightening outlook. Our research found that an aspalathin-enriched extract of green Rooibos effectively lowered raised blood glucose levels in diabetic rats,” says Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC.

 “Rooibos is a unique South African plant, which offers almost limitless health benefits. The plant’s medicinal properties continue to astound scientists,” he remarks.

Here are some of the benefits that may be derived from drinking Rooibos tea:

  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
  • Preventing blood clots

Fight Diabetes with Annique

Annique has wonderful Rooibos products that aid in the treatment of Diabetes.

 

Simply Rooibos
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
Green Rooibos
  • Lowers cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar levels
Honeybush Tea
  • Helps manage obesity, cholesterol and diabetes
Balance  Tea
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels

Find out more about our Rooibos products on the Rooibos Store website.

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