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
Do you have a normal or combination skin type?

Do you have a normal or combination skin type?

Normal skin has a good oil/water balance. It can fluctuate and sometimes will be a little more dry or oily, depending on seasonal changes, lifestyle and other factors. Maintenance of the skin’s moisture and pH, as well as preventative care is the aim for this type of skin.
 
Combination skin can be both oily and dry at the same time. The T-zone through the middle of the face on the forehead, nose, and chin tends to be oilier than the outer areas of the face, which can be dry and even appear flaky. Combination skin needs to be balanced by readjusting moisture content, and requires more care than normal skin.

What you should use on your normal or combination skin type?

Hydrafine Annique’s skin care range for normal and combination skin, will ensure that your skin is kept in perfect balance. It will keep your skin effortlessly hydrated and ensure a delicate and fine texture.
Hydrafine contains Annique’s exclusive extract of Rooibos, that helps to calm and soothe irritated and hot skin, is rich in antioxidants and provides revitalising qualities and anti-allergic benefits.
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