January 04, 2023
The skin on our bodies is often neglected as we tend to focus on our face and figure our bodies will just look after themselves. Big mistake!
There are some simple things you can do to look after your body that will reduce dryness, stop eczema from flaring up and keep it glowing year round.
Here are my top tips for looking after your skin:
Ultimate Body Oil
This gorgeous shimmering oil was originally made for my babies but once I realised how lovely it could make my skin look and feel, I started using it for myself more frequently. The core ingredients in this oil are certified organic camelia, calendula and jojoba, all of which are designed to hydrate, soothe and absorb rapidly into skin. The result is a lovely sheen which makes your skin look super healthy, without any greasy side effects. Perfect for showing off your arms and legs as the weather warms.
Hot tip: apply straight out of the bath or shower for the ultimate in hydrated, glowing skin.
Ultimate Hand + Body Lotion
Hands down the best body lotion on the market. This beauty offers long-lasting moisture that keeps skin moist way beyond most body lotions. Seriously, one of my staff members says she can apply this only 2-3 times a week and the moisture carries on between applications. I also recently had a customer comment how it had lightened sunspots on her legs. Perfect for seriously dry skin.
Hot tip: On a stretch you can also use this one on your face as its seriously hydrating and soothing.
Ultimate SOS Balm
Originally made for my Dad when he was having radiation treatment for cancer, this super-concentrated balm will soothe any rashes or redness that pop up. Perfect for sunburnt skin, it works quickly to calm inflammation and forms a gentle natural barrier against the elements.
Hot tip: I found it really helpful for my kids when they were having swimming lessons to keep their skin from drying out and rashes flaring up. I would apply it before their classes, and it would stop the chlorine in the pool water from getting to their skin.
What about body sunscreen?
I have always used the Soleo Organics sunscreen. It’s Australian made, organic, and naturopath developed. It’s not too thick and ‘zincy’, and smells really lovely. It’s the only one my kids will let me put on them and I have made them try quite a few natural ones over the years.
Hope these tips get the skin on your body looking its best ever this summer.
September 21, 2023
As a naturopath, I’m always thinking about dietary and lifestyle recommendations to complement my organic skin care range. Drinking herbal teas has got to one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to further benefit skin. Not only do they taste great but the actives in herbs are absorbed and taken-up quicker than supplements.
September 01, 2023
Spring is the perfect time to take stock of your skincare products, reboot your beauty routine and get yourself set up for the sun to come.
Here's how: Step 1 - ‘Spring clean’ your skincare
Go through your beauty cabinet and get rid of anything you haven’t used for the last 12 months or anything that isn’t pulling its weight.
August 15, 2023
As a Naturopath I have treated many skin conditions over the years but some of them you see more than others. Eczema and dermatitis are most definitely my number one. And as the weather is cooling, now is the time when flare ups most commonly occur.
Although it can be caused by a multitude of factors, there are lots of ways to reduce eczema occurrence, and sometime eradicate it for good. Here is what I know about eczema and what you can do about it.