Five ways to treat your skin right this winter

Hands up who suffers from chapped hands and lips when the weather turns nasty? I sure do, but I’ve found some great balms to ease the ache and heal winter skin damage:

1. Irritable skin balm from Aporah

This gentle balm is packed with good healing herbs such as calendula and comfrey and rich oils and tallow for your skin. Not only does it soothe chapped hands wonderfully, it’s also fantastic for itchiness, rashes, redness, bruising, eczema and even itchy bites. (I can also report it’s a god-send for cold and flu-irritated noses…)


2. Gentle unscented calendula soap from BE Natural

This super-soothing soap with a triple-dose of calendula is great for gently washing irritated skin. Full of natural anti-inflammatory goodies and lovely moisturising oils, it’s also suitable for your baby’s bath.


3. Chocolate mint lip balm from Honey and Spice

Protect your lips from wintery blasts and treat yourself to chocolate at the same time! Honey and Spice’s lip balm is also available in other yummy flavours, and it comes in a tube so it’s great for a lip-protecting top-up when you’re out and about.


4. Bacon balm by Fat Spatula

Fancy a more savoury flavour to your lippy? Try bacon! Why? Because… bacon! Fat Spatula’s Bacon Balm is made from a blend of organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E oil, manuka honey and bacon fat. Andy of Fat Spatula assures us that only NZ Pigcare Accredited bacon is used – and then promptly eaten as it is delicious.


5. Lavender hand salve from Alba Rosa

This wonderfully scented, wax-based soother is excellent for dry, rough or chapped hands and knuckles, and also works well on dry knees, elbows and heels. A little bit goes a long way so it’s great value.


Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so make sure it gets the love and care it needs this winter. Check out our health and beauty pages for a mountain of luscious winter skincare treats!


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