A Guide to YellowBerry’s Winter Essentials

As the weather changes, so should our routines. Winter is harsh on our bodies, requiring us to take measures to protect ourselves against the biting cold. As we bring out the sweaters and scarves and cosy up close to fires and heaters, it is vital to realise our skin and hair require a similar change in regimen. The cold, dry air saps moisture from the skin, leaving it feeling tight and dehydrated. This is especially bad news for sufferers of skin conditions like rosacea and eczema who often suffer horrible flare-ups of their symptoms, making the cold months an especially rough time for their skin and hair.

It’s Better with Butter!

Body Butters might sound like something you’d find on a breakfast table, but it’s actually the best solution for dehydrated skin. Authentic Body Butters, like YellowBerry’s, are made from Shea Butter, a natural fat extracted from the nuts of the Shea Tree, native to West Africa.

Shea Butter is one of the best moisturisers to be found in nature, containing a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant suitable for most skin types, antifungal, boosts collagen production and cell regeneration, and has a natural SPF of 3-4. All these properties make it a godsend for people like me suffering with irritating skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and dermatitis. It can also be used to soothe sunburns or insect bites.

Applying Shea Butter to your hair also has nourishing effects. It restores moisture to your hair and scalp which means it can aid in controlling dandruff or hair breakage caused by dryness.

Luckily, YellowBerry has all you need to keep your skin and hair lively and healthy all winter long. Our Winter Essentials have been especially handpicked to address common winter concerns and annoyances through the wonders of organic skincare and haircare. If you’re looking for a comprehensive winter care regime, look no further!

Winter mornings are the hardest – who wants to leave the warmth of their beds? Plus, our skin feels parched and flaky, which isn’t the best feeling to wake up with, and all commercial, chemically-manufactured soaps only hydrate during the wash, leaving the skin itchy and patchy for the rest of the day. The best thing for your skin in the winter mornings might surprise you… it’s goat’s milk!

Goat milk is anti-inflammatory and has similar pH to human skin so it hydrates and soothes our skin without damaging its natural protective microbiome. Our handmade soaps, You Goat This! and Me, You & Baby Boo, feature goat’s milk as an active ingredient among other natural ingredients that are ideal for dry and sensitive skin.

Feeling clean and hydrated, your skin now needs the spa treatment – application of YellowBerry’s Honey I’m Comb Facial Masque will do the trick! Formulated with dry skin issues in mind, Honey I’m Comb features the cleansing properties of Honey and Bee Pollen that help restore your skins natural radiance and Coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant compound naturally present in our skin, is replenished. Apply Honey I’m Comb for 8-10 minutes for the full treatment – use the time for a quick meditation session that will refresh your senses. Gently wash away with warm water.

I bet your skin feels a lot better than it did when you opened your eyes this morning! Now’s the right time for a vital dose of probiotic nutrients into the skin. Profound Probiotic Serum is our premiere Facial Serum. Consisting of both prebiotic and probiotic elements, it injects a concentrated measure of skin-restorative ingredients like Lactobacillus, Wakame Algae and Tonka Bean that maintain the health of the skin’s natural microbiome and encourage cellular renewal, freshening up your complexion. Massage a few drops of the serum onto your face and neck area using gentle upward strokes until the solution is fully absorbed.

Now it’s time to pack all that in with Face The Facts Daily Moisturiser, a power-pack of soothing organic ingredients like Green Tea, Moringa and Orange Blossom that satiate the skin with the therapeutic aid of essential oils like Borage, Apricot and Jojoba. Apply pea-sized amounts to your face and neck area, gently massaging your skin until it has been completely absorbed.

In winter, dry-skin sufferers must go the extra mile to make sure their skin is sufficiently hydrated, which is why we recommend investing in our smooth, scented Body Butters. Made from authentic Shea Butter obtained the African Shea Tree, and scented by aromatic combinations of pure essential oils, YellowBerry’s Body Butters are tailor-made for hydrating tough, dry skin, e.g., cracked heels and, a godsend for sufferers of rosacea, eczema, dermatitis and other skin-damaging conditions.

Top off your winter regime with some essential lipskin protection. Cracked lips are a common phenomenon for most people in the cold, but very few make the necessary precautions to prevent this. Add YellowBerry’s lovely Lip Balms to your everyday use! Our range of Lip Balms help to regularly replenish moisture to your lips in the dry air and deliver essential vitamins so your lips look fresh and voluptuous, not to mention tasting and smelling great with our all-natural flavourings.

Winter haircare requires equal attention to remain healthy and strong in the cold season. The dryness does a number on most people’s manes, resulting in frizzy hair, dry scalp, dandruff and a host of related problems. Prevent winter dryness from damaging your hair with YellowBerry’s effective haircare solutions.

Start with the gentle application of Hair Renaissance Hair Oil once or twice a week, massaging it into your scalp and working your way towards the ends. This powerful concoction features a medley of nourishing herbs and oils guaranteed to give your head protection against dryness and the winter sun while strengthening hair follicles and cleansing your scalp, encouraging hair growth and preventing hair loss. Let the oils do their magic for a calming 30 minutes before rinsing them off with natural and nurturing haircare products such as YellowBerry’s excellent and effective Soie Pure Shampoo Bar & Conditoner combo, the perfect remedy for dry, frizzy hair. Soie Pure contains a luscious mixture of organic ingredients like the naturally moisturising Shea Butter, growth aiding Hibiscus and revitalising Grapefuit giving your hair an enviable shine and texture throughout the driest months of the year.

Now that you’ve done what’s necessary to ensure your skin and hair remain healthy this season, complete the Winter Essentials experience with our delectable Tea Blends! Made in collaboration with the equally natural people at Bouteaque, these organic blends are all-natural, wholesome and nutritive. Start your day with the energising Ready, Set…! Morning Blend and end them cosied up at night with the soothing Downtime Evening Blend.

Winter is cold, harsh and unforgiving. But with YellowBerry’s Winter Essentials Collection, we’ve left you healthy, nourished, moisturised and warm. You’re welcome! Have a great season!