Posted: Jan 25 2016
Brrr, it's cold out there.
This January has suddenly brought a gust of freezing cold weather and there's a definite bitterness to the air. In between the harsh outdoor weather and the drying central heating indoors, our skin can seriously suffer this time of year.
To beat the cold snap, you need some seriously good products to help your skin form a defence against the elements. Dr Alkaitis is a really wonderful skincare brand which was founded by Dr. Saulius Anthony Alkaitis is a highly regarded research scientist trained in traditional plant-based healing. This scientific knowledge and unrivalled expertise in plant life seamlessly blends resulting in a dynamic skincare range that is aligned with nature.
This natural, plant based approach means that your skin is getting the right nutrients and love that it needs when it needs it the most.
Is your skin in need of some serious SOS? Here's the ultimate winter survival kit, in a nutshell.
Just because our skin is dry, it doesn't mean we can neglect our cleansing routine. In fact, picking the right cleanser can have a nourishing effect. The Dr Alkaitis Organic Purifying Cleanser has nourishing base of cold pressed virgin Olive, Shea, Jojoba, Coconut, Sesame, Castor and Borage oils that cleans your skin without compromising your skin’s delicate balance.
It's a reassuringly thick liquid which is amber in colour and when mixed with a little water gently cleanses the skin. The effect is clean feeling skin which feels taught, but not dry, leaving a squeaky clean canvas ready to apply the next lot of products.
Add in the serum to get the rejuvenating effect. This Organic Replenishing Serum is a wonderful multi-purpose liquid with astringent, balancing, toning and anti-inflammatory properties. It also can help to soothe and heal burns, particularly if used as an after-sun lotion. Which is great, as even though the clouds offer some protection, your skin can still burn in winter. This rich, silky serum should be left to absorb before adding make up or moisturiser, but you should find the surface of your skin starts to feel smooth and youthful after user.
The Dr Alkaitis Day Cream is light but mighty. Don't be fooled by the featherlight texture, as the plant power packed into every pump protects and nourishes dry skin. It stimulates oxygen supply which adds luminosity and brightness, and when we used it for a week we found that dry patches of skin were swiftly dealt with. It was quite remarkable!
Those cold winter nights and dark dreary mornings have a lot to answer for, and you may find that your eyes look puffier during the winter. Reduce the dark circles, and the signs of darkness with a few delicate dabs of this Organic Eye Cream enriched with cold-pressed organic Jojoba, Rosehip Seed and Borage oils with organic Shea butter. It's good for dark circles and fine lines too, so a great all rounder.
Cold nights = central heating. That can be incredibly drying for our skin. If you find that your skin feels more dry when you're at home, that could be the reason. For that reason, you might want to try a super hydrating Organic Night Cream before bed, to allow your skin to absorb it overnight. After cleansing, this thick and restores the skin's natural radiance while you sleep and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and open pores. This moisturiser is the perfect night treatment for people living in toxic environments.
It works best when worked into the skin, so take some time to really massage it into the face and neck, making sure every inch of your face gets a little bit of love. Then get your beauty sleep!
Have you tried the Dr Alkaitis range? What are your favourite products? Let us know in the comments below.