How to winter-proof your beauty regime with neem

As the temperature dips, it’s time to change your skincare routine, just like your wardrobe. Here’s how..

The combination of natural shifts in the climate with ramped up heating systems results in dry skin from all the temperature ups and downs. In the approach to winter, the key is to stay hydrated – and even those of us with the oiliest skin conditions can find it challenging to stave off parched patches and flaky scalps. That’s why we recommend changing your beauty regime just like you’d swap out your seasonal wardrobe – here are some tips to winter-proofing yours.

Seal in your moisturiser

Keep our 100% Pure Neem Oil by your side this season. Whenever your skin’s feeling dry, add a few drops to your moisturiser – body lotion, hand cream, foot cream, you name it – and it’ll boost and seal in all the hydrating goodness. Even if you’re prone to suffering from eczema, dermatitis and stretch marks you can find relief in the form of neem. Make our Multi-Purpose Super Balm your BFF as the temperature dips. This organic formulation is packed with sandalwood, almond oil, marjoram, sweet orange and of course neem to nourish areas that require extra attention.

Cleanse with oil

It might sound counter-intuitive, but even oily skin types can benefit from oil-based cleansers and moisturisers. The unctuous, supple texture feels luxurious during the colder months too – a bit of daily indulgence we like to think. Neem by Sunita Passi’s Wildcrafted Bath & Body Oil is our ‘cure-for-all’ in a bottle, stacked with therapeutic essential oils, including sandalwood and ginger for all round skincare hydration and rejuvenation. Apply after showering in the morning to stay supple during the day, or in the evening to soak up moisture while you sleep.

Drink warming teas

Sadly we’re not telling you to up your daily intake of caffeine in the name of health. Instead, let us introduce you to the winter warming and beauty benefits of drinking neem. A potent elixir for your skin and hair, sipping neem tea every day will do you wonders, both inside and out in fact. The recipe is simple. Take 2gm to 2.5gm (or ½ teaspoon) of 100% Neem Powder and boil it in 250ml water. Leave it to reduce to 100ml and add a drizzle of honey to taste. Drink it warm 2-3 times a week to feel the maximum benefits. Enjoy!