3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Natural & Organic Body Care

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Your face is a very small area, however, we often pay much more attention to using natural and organic products on our face, rather than our body, yet our body is a much larger area for absorption of conventional chemicals.

1. Your skin absorbs some of what you put on it

How much actually gets absorbed is up for debate, some say it is up to 60%, others say very little will make it to our bloodstream. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it is semi-permeable and we do know medicinal patches work well enough using our skin as a medium.

We also ingest products through the mouth – as with lipsticks. Sprays may be inhaled.

Choosing certified natural and organic products will reduce your toxic chemical load significantly.

2. We are exposed to so many synthetic chemicals every day 

Many women using conventional beauty products are being exposed to hundreds different synthetic and petro-chemicals every day. From shampoo, styling products and hair spray to deodorant, makeup, face and body products. It’s makes sense to do all we can to lower this exposure.

3. Natural, organic and biodynamic products work better

Your body can better use and metabolise natural substances. Nature makes things whole and complex, science separates and isolates. Whole substances contain everything they need to be effective, these are ingredients your skin understands.

So, how do you choose safe skin care? 

Read ingredients, rather than labels.

And if there’s anything you’d like clarification on please contact our Concept Store, Discovery Centre Rozelle (02) 9818 6119 or discovery@drhauschka.com.au

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Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions
  • We don’t test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers

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Winter Skin Care

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Dryness and dehydration is a prime reason for premature wrinkles and lines so it’s imperative we protect our skin from this condition.

Dryness: lack of oil
Caused by ageing and the slowing down of sebum production, genetics and a drying outdoor environment.

Dehydration: lack of water
Caused by not drinking enough water and air conditioning/heating indoor environment. Air travel is extremely dehydrating.

We often see both conditions presenting in the same skin.

Quince Seed Extract helps your skin to retain moisture
Quince Seed Extract helps your skin to retain moisture

So what’s the solution to winter dryness and dehydration?

Hydrating Mask is our ultimate winter skin fix, twice a week, cleanse early in the evening and apply the mask, around your eye contour too, and leave on to absorb all evening, removing with a moist, tepid cloth before bed.

Tip: If your skin is extremely dry you may also use Hydrating Mask as your ‘day cream’ for a month or until condition improves.

This blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalises while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple.

– Quince seed extract replenishes and helps dry skin to retain moisture
– Nourishing almond, avocado, olive and jojoba oils hydrate the outer layer of skin
– Rose wax and organic shea butter soothe and protect

Skin healers and anti-oxidants are Vitamins A, C & E - all found in this blend
Skin healers and anti-oxidants are Vitamins A, C & E – all found in this blend

Another winter skin solution
The skin healers and antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E, and the optimum choice when topically applying these vitamins is when they come in the form of the whole plant extract, as opposed to isolated and/or synthetic chemicals.

Rosehip is a rich source of vitamin C and Wheatgerm is a rich source of vitamin E, both found in Rose Day Cream formulation. Mix with a couple of drops of Clarifying Day Oil to skin still moist from Toner. That glorious orange colour comes from Wild Carrot Extract, a rich source of provitamin A.

There you have it, a potent antioxidant and protective blend for cold weather!

Rosa Canina or Dog Rose Rose Hips in winter, a rich source of Vitamin C. Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Rosa Canina or Dog Rose Rose Hips in winter, a rich source of Vitamin C. Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Mask Treatment Tip:
Firming, Moisturising & Hydrating Mask Blend
For a dry and/or dehydrating skin that also needs firming:

• Cleanse early in the evening
• Apply a generous amount of Regenerating Serum including eye contour area as an ‘eye mask’ as well
• Then apply Hydrating Mask over the Serum, including eye contour area
• Leave to absorb all evening, removing with a warm, moist cloth just before bedtime

The other blend we recommend is for those that get dry, red, irritated, itchy or flaky skin in winter. You can still do the above Mask Treatment Blend, but use Soothing Mask instead of Hydrating Mask to strengthen and restore a sensitive skin. Regenerating Serum is also formulated for a sensitive skin.

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Do you need to alter your day care with the Seasons?

Yes, that may well be the case.  We have many customers using cooling Quince Day Cream or matte Rose Day Cream Light in the warmer months and change to more protective and warming Rose Day Cream in the cooler months.  Check in with your skin, see how it’s feeling and certainly change to a more protective day care if need be.

I use Regenerating Serum and Regenerating Day Cream during the week which is spent indoors and in the weekend I use Regenerating Serum and Rose Day Cream when I’m more likely to have time outdoors. So even my weekly ritual changes due to my daily environment.

For a dry skin we also recommend Revitalising Day Cream which helps to activate sebaceous glands, even though it’s very light in texture. Some of our customers like to apply Tinted Day Cream or Rose Day Cream over Revitalising Day Cream to provide additional winter time protection.

If Regenerating Day Cream isn’t enough in the cooler seasons then you may switch to using the more rich Regenerating Neck & Décolleté Cream for your face care as well.

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Winter Skin Regime in a nutshell

Everyone is unique as is their skin condition, however this regime is typically prescribed during winter.

Morning:
Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner
Regenerating Serum if it’s in your regime, to support a maturing skin
Eye Cream – Daily Hydrating, Regenerating or Eye Balm
Rose Day Cream
Foundation

Evening:
Soothing Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner
Regenerating Serum or Night Serum

Twice a week: Hydrating Mask

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Top winter protective products are Lip Balm and Eye Balm

Eye Balm is a beeswax based product. You only need use the size of a piece of rice, then melt the waxes between your ring fingers and apply gently to eye contour area. Enormously protective against winter weather and skin feels as soft as silk.

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Dry winter hands?

Tip: Give your hands a once a week Hydrating Mask treatment while you watch a movie! Use Hydrating Hand Cream daily, which deeply moisturises without leaving a greasy residue.

Body Oils are applied to skin still moist from shower or bath, making a water/oil emulsion directly on your skin for rapid absorption and economical use
Body Oils are applied to skin still moist from shower or bath, making a water/oil emulsion directly on your skin for rapid absorption and economical use

Winter is a hibernating time according to the rhythm of nature. We can’t exactly hibernate, but we can sustain ourselves with warming Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil which is both warming and protective, or my personal favourite, Blackthorn Toning Body Oil which I find warming and strengthening. It also helps me focus when I’m wearing it, getting through one job at a time and tick them off. Blackthorn Elixir has been used for years as a strengthening tonic to assist in the treatment of fatigue or convalescence and for those who are feeling stressed or drained of vitality.

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Sometimes you just need a little ‘me time’ and a treat. A warming foot bath, even if it’s only for 10 minutes quiet time, that can still do wonders. Perhaps while you are having your Mask treatment. Choose your Dr. Hauschka Bath Essence aromatics for the benefits you are looking for:

Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence: to help you sleep better and to soothe and calm the nervous system.

Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence: has positive, cheerful and uplifting qualities and supports clear thinking.

Almond Soothing Bath Essence: quiets the mind, instilling feelings of warmth and comfort. The complex fragrance with almond and orange essential oils is uplifting to the spirit. Especially soothing to dry, sensitive and itchy skin.

Sage Purifying Bath Essence: is known for its refreshing, perspiration-regulating action. It provides a refreshing foot bath after sport and exercise and tired feet are wonderfully refreshed. In the cold months of the year it helps to prevent poor circulation and chills.

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence: with precious rose extracts, envelops the senses in the soft, luxurious scent of dozens of blossoming roses. Feel the exotic care and protection of the queen of all flowers as you bathe in the velvety warmth of this beautiful bath essence.

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Deodorants

Make the change to natural and organic Deodorant Sage Mint or Rose if you haven’t already.

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Enjoy winter, it’s time for good books, something creative or crafty, hearty cooking, share a meal with friends, watch a movie and give yourself the best natural and organic skin care to protect from the elements, both indoors and out, remembering to use body products that do so much more than just moisturise your skin, and keep cosy.

Compost piles in winter time, Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant gardens
Compost piles in winter time, Dr. Hauschka biodynamic medicinal plant gardens

Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic process and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Authentic natural and organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standards
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEG
  • We do not test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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Five body moisturisers for five different moods

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What affects my skin, affects me too

They’ll energise you for the day or pamper you at night. Each enchants with its own special aroma and character. All give you wonderful natural and organic body care.

Lotions are mood setters
When it comes to choosing a body moisturiser, the decision shouldn’t be taken lightly: choose according to your whims and mood. Just as a butterfly floats from flower to flower, you too can alternate between the various lotions. Mood setting compositions delicately caress your skin and touch your spirits. They excite vitality and a sense of lightness, or promote serenity and security. It is in this way that body lotions accompany and enrich your everyday life.

Our moisturisers, your mindfulness
The more mindfully you apply the lotion, the more you will experience and benefit from the composition. “We consciously talk about gently applying our body moisturisers”, explains Manuela Schöbel, Head of Cosmetic Consulting at Dr. Hauschka. “This involves light touches which make contact with the tissue – in contrast to a massage, which focuses on the muscles.” You don’t need specially trained hands to be able to develop a soothing touch. Simply follow your instincts. And for a moment, make yourself the most important person in your life.

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Which moisturiser is right for which time?
Choose your body moisturiser based on mood – it’s a personal choice. The intensive nourishing Almond Soothing Body Cream works wonderfully in the cooler months, while Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk with its refreshing and invigorating aroma is perfect for warmer months. Lavender Sandalwood lends serenity, Quince gives lightness and Rose offers a sense of security – to name just a few of the talents of our body moisturisers. Manuela Schöbel reveals: “When my inner princess wants a bit of pampering and reverence, I reach for my Rose Nurturing Body Cream. And when I feel stressed, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream helps to fortify me again.”

All five body lotions have nurturing and emotional compositions. Give in to your curiosity, treat yourself, a different moisturiser for different moods.

Each lotion has its own unique character

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Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk

  • Refreshes like homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day
  • Feels like a cool breeze
  • As light, sunny and cheerful as a summer morning
  • Represents vitality and light-hearted activity

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Quince Hydrating Body Milk

  • Modest yet powerful
  • Embodies clarity and stability
  • Exemplifies structure and concentration
  • Creates space to make peace with oneself

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Rose Nurturing Body Cream

  • Feels like a warm, loving embrace
  • Gives a sense of security
  • Like a peaceful moment in a rose arbour
  • Possesses the preciousness of exotic roses

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Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream

  • Clears your head so you can see the big picture
  • Lets us feel the ground beneath our feet
  • Supports inner balance and serenity
  • Helps us to distinguish between what’s important and what’s not

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Almond Soothing Body Cream

  • A fusion of blossoms and fruit
  • The harmony of delicate sweetness and warm richness
  • Like a peaceful, warm place
  • Takes yours senses on an imaginary journey

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Delightful skin care
Body lotions which nurture and protect your skin

Your home spa experience
It takes only minutes and yet gently massaging in your body lotion is like a spa experience. Give a little undivided attention to every part of your body. Feel whether or not your elbows or perhaps your shins need an extra bit of care and attention.

Enjoy a moment to yourself, before you dive back into the day.

Milk or Cream?
The five body lotions from Dr. Hauschka not only differ in terms of their ingredients and scent; they also have different textures: the creams with Rose, Almond and Lavender Sandalwood are thick and rich, whereas Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk and Quince Hydrating Body Milk are somewhat lighter and thus absorb into your skin more quickly.

A dreamlike aroma
Who says that lotions should only be kept in the bathroom? Instead, put your favourite lotion by your bed. Let the day slip away and take the fragrance of the composition with you as you drift off into your dreams.

Always towards the heart
You should always rub in moisturisers in the direction of your heart. This optimally enlivens your lymphatic flow, blood circulation and vitality – allowing your heart to be moved by your actions.

Fragrant layering
You can enrich your body moisturiser with a little Body Oil. Either choose an oil with similar ingredients (for example Rose or Lemon Lemongrass) for a ‘layering’ effect or choose to suit your mood.

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Since 1967 Dr. Hauschka has been devoted to creating skin care formulations from Nature. Our efficacy is based on our unique skin care philosophy, unique rhythmic process and the highest quality natural ingredients with a preference for biodynamic, organic or responsibly wild harvested sources. The result: healthy, balanced, strengthened and radiant skin!

Dr. Hauschka Quality

  • Truly natural and organic skin care and make-up, certified to NATRUE standards
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone, phthalates and PEGs
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • We do not test on animals, we test on happy to help out human volunteers
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or biodynamic/Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

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Dr. Hauschka – Mum, Baby & Child

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During my baby building stages and for the baby/toddler early years Rose Day Cream nurtured more than just my skin. Keeping up with my daily Dr. Hauschka rituals was my special moment at the beginning and at the end of each day. When applying Rose Day Cream in the morning I would always cup the warmed cream in the palms of my hands around my nose first and take a moment to deeply smell the aromas of organic and biodynamic roses to nurture me. I also remember thinking it felt good knowing when I cuddled my babies that they were only receiving residual Rose Day Cream from my face.

Although I was already a long term Dr. Hauschka customer, this was a time that became a catalyst to change in many areas of habitual shopping. Basically getting rid of all unnecessary chemicals from us, our home, the laundry etc.

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During pregnancy body care is particularly important to keep the skin supple, Dr. Hauschka Blackthorn Toning Body Oil supports the skin’s elasticity in weight loss or weigh gain and helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. I used Blackthorn Toning Body Oil from 25 weeks while skin was still moist after my morning shower. It’s formula is based on plant extracts, with only a minute amount of essential oils for fragrance. It did the trick! I think we forged an everlasting friendship at that time. I still reach for Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, particularly in autumn and winter when I need it strengthening more than toning effect.

Rose Nurturing Body Cream to keep skin supple, Rose Nurturing Body Oil too, it’s just a matter of personal preference or mix the Oil with the Body Cream for a more intense aromatic experience.

Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil relaxes, soothes and encourages sleep.

Rose Nurturing Bath Essence gives a Cleopatra moment, exotic and nurturing at the same time, in the bath or in your Compress & Hydrate basin water pre facial cleansing. Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence aids relaxation. Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence to refresh and revitalise.

Quince Hydrating Body Milk gives the skin a fresh, firm feeling during pregnancy, as does Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk.

Rapidly tiring and swelling legs in the latter stages of pregnancy gain support from Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic.

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A protective cocoon for the child

Only the best is good enough for a child’s tender skin. The rich Dr.Hauschka creams and oils nurture their sensitive skin and envelop the child in a warming and protective cocoon. For the youngest, this warming protection is very important, as they can get cold quickly.

Babies really only need to be bathed in warm water and a muslin cloth; however, Dr.Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Wash with such gentle ingredients from nature is for cleansing if needed.

Our Silk Body Powder containing real silk powder has to be the most exquisite and caring baby body powder there is! Created by combining fine Silk powder, which has anti-bacterial properties and is particularly well tolerated by baby’s skin, Rice starch, Silica and extracts of Gentian, Oak and Sage. Silk Body Powder does wonders for preventing the appearance of nappy rash. In my personal experience, Silk Body Powder was the ONLY product that worked for my daughter’s predisposition to nappy rash.

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Tip:  Rose Nurturing Body Oil for gentle and caring baby massage. Just remember to wrap baby in a towel or blanket when lifting in case they’re a little slippery!

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Your facial skin care during pregnancy and post natal

Your skin may go through changes as your body has to metabolise hugely increased hormone levels and for many as the baby takes so many nutrients their skin becomes incredibly dry.   Some new Mums will experience break outs, while others find their skin becomes parched dry.

After having my son my skin quite literally went to the pack. It became sore, dry, itchy – awful really. At the time I thought it was due to the fact that he was such a rapacious baby, leaving me short in skin nutrients. Remembering my knowledge, despite chronic lack of sleep and therefore brain fade, I reached for a 28 night treatment of Renewing Night Conditioner which is recommended for any times of transition and post natal certainly is that! Incredibly problem was solved within 4 nights.

Please contact us if you feel you may need to alter your usual Dr. Hauschka skin regime to address a changing skin condition.  We’re always happy to put together a recommended Product Prescription and Skin Care Regime for you. Email discovery@drhauschka.com.au or phone Fay, Manager of the Dr. Hauschka Discovery Store to have a chat through your skin concerns (02) 9818 6119.

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We received the below from a Dr. Hauschka customer recently…

“I have used Dr. Hauschka for over 10 years and it’s always worked well for me. When I was expecting our first child last July I looked to see if Dr. Hauschka did a baby range (I’d never needed to look for it before) and  there isn’t. Fortunately, I found several articles with a list of the Dr. Hauschka products I could use on bub so they were placed on my gift list.

The paediatric nurse gave me a tube of D****** with steroids for baby’s face which had acne and the skin was literally peeling off, including inside and behind her ears. I decided to try the Rose Day Cream on her face. I was using it as a nappy change cream. I was concerned it would be too strong for her face but it wasn’t. To my surprise within HOURS patches of dryness had disappeared and within 3 days her skin was once again blooming. I applied it religiously at every nappy change and bub started to smile as I smeared it over her face. At our next weekly visit to the paediatric nurse she was surprised at how much her skin had improved. I told her what I had used and offered her the D****** cream back. Interestingly, the nurse also uses Dr. Hauschka so I am hopeful that she will now recommend parents try Rose Day Cream rather than administering free samples of D******. Within 2 weeks my baby’s skin was completely free of any dryness and acne and has remained so although I no longer use any cream on her skin. She has had perfect skin for 2 months. My tube of Rose Day Cream lasted for 4 months using it as a nappy change cream intermittently (perhaps 5 times per week when redness started to appear but was not sore) and a solid 2 weeks on her face and ears (6-7 times per day). I consider this very good value.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because it’s the sort of information I would have loved to read when I was pregnant and looking for a suitable baby product range. I also use the Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil in her bath. The time frame to cure dry skin, how often it is applied and the expected cost per year are all considerations. The message I have is it’s not expensive to use Rose Day Cream as your primary baby cream. It works and works quickly so little is required. And of course, the most important thing is not subjecting your bundle of joy to those nasties, particularly steroids! And of course, she smells as sweet as a rose 🙂

There’s a lot of organic alternatives out there these days and yes, I have some on my change table that were given as gifts, but I have tried them once and didn’t like the feel of them. I also noticed the redness didn’t disappear after one application, unlike when I use Rose Day Cream.”
– Susan, NSW

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Nappy rash problem sorted, email from another happy customer…

“Our 9 month old typically cheerful baby girl had been suffering with nappy rash. It flared up very badly and our little girl was in pain. I consulted our family doctor and was prescribed a mild hydrocortisone to be applied topped with heavy aqueous cream and then thick barrier cream. We were also advised as much ‘nappy off’ time as possible to allow the skin to dry out. The full tube of hydrocortisone was used and the rash had not gone. I was beside myself to see my baby in such pain and felt uneasy about continuing to use steroid creams on such delicate skin. Plus the concept of drying the skin out whilst glooping it in three layers of creams just wasn’t making sense. Having worked with Dr. Hauschka in the past I felt sure there would be something in the range that may help. Silk Body Powder was our saviour! I set aside all the creams and applied just this beautiful powder and the result was almost instant. It dried her skin completely and the raw skin looked immediately less red and soothed. Within a week of use with every nappy change my little girl’s skin was healed. I recommend this product 100%. It’s simply amazing.”
– Gemma

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In pregnancy and beyond remember you also require fresh, nutritious food and get plenty of sleep while you can.

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As the kids grew I kept finding new uses for Dr. Hauschka products. For minor scratches and scrapes a quick spritz of Clarifying Toner which contains anti-bacterial Echinacea and anti-inflammatory Daisy. I’m a fan of all our Bath Essences and as I used to read to the kids while they were in the bath I also enjoyed the aromatics. The odd patch of dry skin sorted with Rose Day CreamSage Purifying Bath Essence foot bath and Deodorising Foot Cream came to our aid when my daughter picked up ‘something’ on her feet after a session at the swimming pool and both kids love After Sun applied during beach holidays to keep their skin cool and soothed, the aroma is now reminiscent of holidays for them.

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15 Stress Less Tips

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1) Include relaxation in your week for instance, instead of watching tele, dance or do yoga in your living room. A recent study found reading reduced stress by a whopping 68% and listening to music 61%.

2) Go for a walk, preferably in nature, every morning for 30 minutes, maybe find a walking buddy. A 30 minute evening walk helps to clear your mind from the day’s work.

3) Talk about it, problem shared is a problem halved.

4) Breathe, deep breathe and stretch.

5) Go to bed earlier.

6) Focus on what you can control.

7) Reminisce about good times.

8) Look for opportunities in life’s challenges.

9) Stop worrying.

10) Lose yourself in a good book or a great movie.

11) Choose your reaction.

12) Put things into perspective, will this matter a year from now?

13) Do more of what brings you joy.

14) Laughter is the best medicine. SMILE! 🙂

15) Dress daily with a supportive blend: Rose Nurturing Body Cream to nurture your spirit and Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil to soothe your soul. I find Blackthorn Toning Body Oil is strengthening and Almond St. John’s wort Soothing Body Oil is cheerful. Revitalise and energise with Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Oil and Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Moisturiser.

Blend to suit your needs for daily support. It’s not just about moisturising your skin, although they do that particularly well. We just expect more from our body moisturising.

Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence is perfect to aid relaxation and a good night’s sleep…

a) In your compress and hydrate cleansing basin water
b) In the bath
c) On a tissue under your pillow
d) Pour into a pretty bowl of hot water to disperse calming aromatics around your home

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Bathing for relaxation…

Dr. Hauschka Bath Essences are available in milky formula Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence and Rose Nurturing Bath Essence. Also Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Bath Essence, Almond Soothing Bath Essence and Sage Purifying Bath Essence.

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Rose Indulgence

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♥︎ This is how we will be starting Valentine’s Day! ♥︎

We love the rose to nurture our skin and senses, and indeed our soul. This is what we do for an all out indulgent session and there’s no better day for it.

1. Shower 

Pour Rose Body Wash and a little Rose Nurturing Bath Essence on our Cleansing Sponge for a double dip rose shower aromatics.

2. After Shower Body Care

Love your skin with another double dip rose – Rose Body Oil mixed with Rose Body Moisturiser. Sheer love and luxury!

3. Face Care

Of course our Day Cream will be either Rose Day Cream Light or Rose Day Cream!

♥︎ And today we think breakfast ought to be a little indulgent too…

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12 Steps to a Radiant Skin

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For a balanced and healthy skin!

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1) Drink warm water and lemon juice every morning on waking to help keep your skin clear. Even better to add a little organic apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in as well!
Resolve to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin plump and hydrated.

Lemon Tip: When lemons are in season juice plenty and freeze small amounts in ice cubes. Pop an ice cube in a cup at night so it’s quick and easy for the morning.

Hydration Tip: A small amount of apple juice with your glasses of water assists hydration.

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2) Compress and Hydrate your skin prior to cleansing for a much deeper cleanse. Skin will feel silky soft and you will be using cleansing products much more economically too.

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Compress Kit

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3) Remember to complete both morning and evening cleanse with a cool compress or a cool splash.

Why?
This simple technique contracts a tiny muscle beside the hair follicle, thus helping to wash away any remaining dirt or make-up and keeps your skin soft, without having to use harsh exfoliants which disrupt your 28-30 day skin cell cycle which just renders your skin more prone to sensitivities and sun damage. Those outer cells are important protectors and should only naturally slough off when they’re ready.

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4) Once a week give your skin a Facial Steam Bath and Cleansing Clay Mask treatment for the deepest cleanse to keep your skin looking clear and healthy. I think a Sunday night works well for this treatment, helps to keep me in the habit too.

Tip: Use Cleansing Sponge to re-moisten Cleansing Clay Mask after it’s dried, it’s no longer active once dry, then the Mask will be removed easily and efficiently with Cleansing Sponge.

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5) After Facial Steam Mask and Cleansing Clay Mask apply a Cream Mask, which absorbs into the skin particularly well at this time. Cream Mask application should be done a second time during each week.

Tip: For your second Cream Mask application during the week. Cleanse nice early in the evening, apply Cream Mask, remembering with this mask you also apply around eye contour as an ‘eye mask’ as well. Leave on as long as possible, removing with a warm, moist cloth before bed.

Cream Masks:
Rejuvenating Mask – benefits all skin conditions, refining pores and making a noticeable difference
Moisturising Mask – Dryness or dehydration, may also be used as a day cream also for ‘parched’ dry skin
Soothing Mask – Sensitive, red, irritated skin, also helpful to use a day cream for rosacea
Firming Mask – a warming mask with the power of rose in all it’s forms to firm and tone

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6)  Adhere to Daily Rituals…

Morning Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Cream
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)
Day Care to balance, regulate, nourish and protect skin against the elements

Evening Ritual
Cleanse with Cleansing Milk
Facial Toner or Clarifying Toner
Regenerating Serum (if appropriate)

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7)  Never use heavy, occlusive face night creams that impede your skin’s night time functions nor use eye creams overnight as that usually just results in puffy eyes in the morning.

Read more about our no night cream stance in our Dr. Hauschka Skin Facts here…

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8) Complete a 30 night treatment with Rhythmic Night Conditioner instead of Toner at least in the two most transitional seasons of autumn and spring. Ideally one treatment each season. A skin cell cycle is 28-30 days

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9) We recommend a Classic Facial Treatment with a Dr. Hauschka Trained Esthetician at the beginning of the year to check in with your skin condition/concerns and receive an updated product prescription to ensure you’re investing in the best products and regime for optimum results.

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Skin is dynamic, it changes with age, the seasons, lifestyle factors, hormonal influences such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, post natal and menopause. I even use different day care in the week from the weekend, because my environment is different.

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10) Treat yourself to natural and organic Body Products too that will nourish your skin and your senses, providing moisture and aromatic support.

The skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s semi-permeable, so yes, only natural and organic body care as well as face care.

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11) At the beginning of the year do a Make-up Clean-up and during the year attend a Dr. Hauschka Make-up Event to learn if you have cool toned or warm toned skin, to ensure you’re buying colours that best suit you. Learn application techniques and try out a new look.

In store Events for Skin Care Consultation and/or Make-up run from February to November each year and they’re advertised in our e-Newsletter and on Facebook. 

Tip: Remember mascara should be thrown out after 3 months, natural or otherwise, for hygiene reasons. New one beginning of January, April, July & October.

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12)  Clean your make-up brushes every second week. Hygiene with skin care is so important. And Dr. Hauschka make-up is colour as well as care for your skin.

Good quality brushes give you a professional, long-lasting make-up. Look after this investment and they will last years and years.

Tip: Always lay your brushes flat after cleaning to dry. If they are standing upwards they don’t hold their shape as well and moisture gets into the glue.

Thanks for reading our blog xxx