Five natural skin care tips for glowing winter skin

As the winter chill begins to creep into the air, it's time to think about flannelette sheets, comfort food - and changing up your natural skin care.
Natural skin care in winter
Can you feel it? Change is in the air. As you unpack your winter wardrobe and pull on the fluffy socks, it's time to rethink your natural skin care routine. Dry air and cooler days can leave skin feeling parched, which lead to cracks and irritation. Here are five easy ways to keep your face and body feeling the summer love all year round.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

The first, and easiest thing on this list is to up your daily water intake. Keeping a water bottle on hand will hydrate skin from the inside out, and keep skin feeling supple, smooth and healthy.


Moisturizing is the easiest way to combat dry, irritated skin. ManukaRx Moisturising Face Cream (coming soon!) is the perfect addition to any winter natural skin care routine - the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the East Cape Manuka Oil combats breakouts and protects from acne, while the shea butter and macadamia nut oil hydrates dry winter skin. It's light enough that it won't clog pores, with all natural ingredients that are gentle on sensitive skin.

Protect your lips

Dry, cracked lips can be extremely painful. Come winter, the dry air and constant exposure to changing temperatures leave our lips chapped, and easy to aggravate by licking or chewing. ManukaRx Lip Balm combines the healing properties of East Cape Manuka Oil with hydrating coconut oil, plus Vitamin E and Shea Oil. Keep it in your pocket so it's on hand when dry lips strike.

Shower skin care 

As tempting as it is to warm up in a scalding shower or bubbling bath, try to keep the water temperature warm - not hot - and keep doors and windows shut. The hotter the water, the more dehydrating it is on skin. Keeping the moisture in the air, and the temperature low will help to keep skin hydrated. If you do treat yourself to a bath, adding a few drops of 100% East Cape Manuka Oil will help to keep skin healthy and soothe any irritation. 

Stick with the SPF

It's easy to forget the SPF once the sun starts to fade, but it's important to keep sunscreen in your daily natural skin care routine. Sunscreen isn't only an important tool to combat the signs of ageing, but it also protects against UV damage. Switch up thick summer sunscreen for a lighter-style SPF suitable for daily wear, or choose a foundation with built-in SPF.

All natural skin care, with the power of Manuka Oil. ManukaRx oil sourced from the East Cape of New Zealand is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Harvested by families who have lived on the land for generations, Manuka oil is an all natural essential oil that can soothe and nurture everything from dry skin to bug bites, nappy rash and acne. Have a look at the ManukaRx store here.

    1 comment

    • Joanna Macfarlane

      Just reading your very interesting article in NZ Life & Leisure and would be interested in your products as a modern, well preserved 72 year old woman who is interested in always looking my best! Congratulations and well done with this article, and I hope that your pricing remains well within thee reach of all New Zealanders, unlike the soaring and prohibitive cost of our Manuka honey, which by the way Is the only honey I use albeit in smaller quantiles than previously.

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