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6 TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR SKIN IN SPRING...

Winter is leaving us and that means so is our dry and itchy skin. Once the warmer air and increased humidity hits our face, our skin can get a little distressed . So here are 6 tips for looking after your skin this spring.
1. Swap your moisturizer for something lighter. We chose the Rata & Co Superfood face oil with organic NZ Flaxseed oil.
This superfood skin brightening face oil with NZ flaxseed oil is a great face oil to help bring back your skin’s radiant vitality and healthy glow. Rata & Co have been able to combine the best antioxidants and omega rich fatty acids to create an extra concentrated blend of oils to replace your daily moisturizer. In winter you can get away with a SPF included Moisturizer but as the sun starts to shine we need that extra SPF protection and so changing from a thick moisturiser to a few drops of oil is suitable for all skin types. If you have oily skin, the natural ingredients in face oil tricks your skin into thinking it already has enough oil but for dry skin the soothing attributes help to lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier and refreshing pores. This is what makes face oil great for dry, oily or combination skin with just a few drops for your whole face!
Organic NZ flaxseed oil is particularly high in omega 3 fatty acid being beneficial for dry skin and contains both omega-6 and omega-9. With the non greasy feel this Rata & Co superfood face oil is a great option to soothe your dry irritated winter skin.
 2. Use an eye cream. We picked the Goodness twice a day eye cream.
Eye cream may sound like something you don't need until you're older, but it's smart to start using it early as an investment in your future skin. The skin around your eye is incredibly thin and using your regular moisturizer may be too rich causing you to get milia. Goodness twice a day eye cream is soft, delicate and fragrance free. It helps your eyes to look and feel amazing. With witch hazel, coconut, avocado, and chia goodness you will hardly know it is even there until you look in the mirror. “This product sinks beautifully into the skin leaving no residue. The smallest amount is needed whilst alleviating those dark circles” was just one of the positive reviews on this ah-mazing product.
 
3. Keep Hydrated. Introducing Libertine Blends Lightning Green Tea
Hydration is just as important for your skin in the spring as it is in the winter. Dehydrated skin is different to dry skin. Dehydrated skin does not have enough water. The most common reasons for dry skin are weather, environment, diet and caffeine consumption all of which can result in diminished water content within the skin. Libertine Blends do a range of organic tea and the Lightning Green Tea is the blend to help you feel bright and alive. With the help of the ancient herb Ginkgo biloba this refreshing tea stimulates the flow of blood to the brain, increasing alertness so best to enjoy your Lightning Green when you need a light caffeine lift in your day.
4. Spring Cleaning. Replace your toothbrush and combine with Nudi Point’s Charcoal teeth whitener.
Throw out any products over six months. Products can host a build-up of bacteria, leading to clogged pores and dull skin. Makeup brushes are often overlooked and can store unwanted germs and viruses. Dermatologists recommend washing brushes at least once a week with regular hand soap and then drying them with a blow-dryer. Something that’s so simple can have a huge impact on the overall health of your skin. Dentists recommend that you change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every 3-4 months and a great way to remember this is to change your toothbrush at the start of every season. Our toothbrushes and mouths are full of bacteria but as long as you don’t share your toothbrush and replace regularly then this is nothing to worry about. Other toothbrush advise from the Dentist also recommend making sure you rinse your toothbrush effectively after each use and keep it upright where it can dry.
Combining this advise with Nudi Points Black to white charcoal teeth whitener can help to remove the surface stains on our teeth from coffee, wine, smoking and our diet. As well as stain removal this product can strengthen your gums, remove unwanted toxins from your mouth and absorb bacteria to give your teeth that sparkling white glow you have always wanted. Nudi Points Black to white charcoal teeth whitener is made with 100% natural activated coconut charcoal and is sure to impress you and those around you with how well it works.
5. Detoxify and heal your gut featuring Remedy’s sugarfree Kombucha.
Having a healthy gut could be your ticket to beautiful healthy skin. Research shows that changes in the gut can effect dermatological issues. Having a healthy gut can help maintain supple, beautiful skin. The benefits of Kombucha have been around for centuries and the health results are due to three key components (live cultures organic acids and good old antioxidants). Remedy’s organic Kombucha contains’ billions of live cultures which is just another word for healthy, living, good bacteria. The healthy organic acids prevent overgrowth of the not so good bacteria while also providing an energy source for the good bacteria in your gut. These drinks are great at stabilising your blood sugar levels and the best part is Remedy organic Kombucha has the “I quit sugar” tick of approval meaning you can enjoy them often to improve your cellular and overall health!
6. Use brands that are natural and chemical free such as Aotearoad Natural Deodorant
Using natural, organic, chemical free products reduce the risk of having unwanted elements absorbed through your skin and that is where Aoteoroad Natural Deodorant comes in. Aotearoad Natural Deodorant is hand made in NZ with aroha and is good for you and good for the planet. Free of Aluminium and anything that even sounds like a chemical, Aotearoad is proud to offer their natural deodorant, a potent formulation made up off 100% natural ingredients to combat odour causing bacteria. The positive feedback and five-star reviews that Aotearoad is receiving about this product meant that it was a no brainer to include one of these beauties into our Detox box.
Amy Cryer said “I would just like to say I've recently started using your Vanilla and Rose deodorant stick and I love it! I've tried a few different natural deo's now but I've found they don't last as well! I'm a nurse working 12 hour shifts in a busy intensive care unit and it lasts me the whole shift and even through high intensity workouts! I've been telling my friends how amazing it is! Thanks for making such a great product”.
So ladies, look at the new change of season as an opportunity to reassess your skin care routines and by following our 6 steps to look after your skin this spring you will be glowing in no time!
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