Winter weather, colds and ‘flu can play havoc with your skin. To help avoid the ‘Rudolph’ red nose reindeer look, Letibalm are giving away 5 hampers to our readers and sharing some tips to care for the lips, nose and the skin in-between.
Letibalm distributor IVOhealth’s Dirna GrobbelaarConstant shares her advice.
Nose blowing and cold weather can result in the delicate skin between the nose and lips becoming dry and irritated. Small cracks appear, which are exacerbated each time you wipe the nose. The area becomes chapped, red and sore.
If you are unlucky enough to catch a cold, take special care right from the start. Keep your skin well-moisturised and apply Letibalm nose and lip repair balm regularly. It is specially formulated to protect and help heal this area. Use only extra-soft tissues containing Aloe vera, calendula or vitamin E. Never use rough kitchen towel or serviettes. Rather than rubbing or wiping repeatedly, just gently blot the nose.
A humidifier in the room adds moisture to the air and can help prevent skin drying out. Using a nasal spray or saline solution can help hydrate the nasal passages.
You can also help hydrate and boost the skin from the inside; eat a nutritious diet containing lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and healthy fats; drink plenty of water, rooibos or herbal teas; warm drinks are soothing and can help relieve congestion; extra fluids can also help to thin mucus, relieving a stuffy nose.
Instead of long, hot showers which can dry out the skin, rather use cool or lukewarm water. Use a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh soaps or facial scrubs. And always moisturize after a bath or shower, adding a few drops of extra oil to your cream or lotion.
Chapped skin is more susceptible to infection, so make sure you wash your hands before applying moisturizer. It will also help prevent the spread of germs.
8 skincare tips to protect the nose and lips
- Keep the skin well-moisturised.
- Use super-soft tissues with Aloe vera or calendula.
- Gently blot the nose rather than rubbing or wiping.
- Apply Letibalm nose and lip repair balm to protect, moisturize and help heal the skin.
- Wash with cool or lukewarm water, avoiding harsh soaps or exfoliators.
- Use a saline spray to keep nasal passages moist.
- Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
- Drink plenty of water or herbal teas.
Letibalm is the only balm on the market that has been specially designed to care for lips, nose and the skin in between. This gentle, restorative balm moisturises dry skin, calms irritation and helps to repair chaps and cracks. It also creates a protective layer to prevent further damage. Made with natural decongestants menthol and camphor, Letibalm will help ease breathing. Letibalm comes in a regular and a paediatric formula, suitable for children 0 to 8 years old.
Letibalm is available from Dis-Chem, selected Pick ‘n Pay stores and leading pharmacies.
Letibalm is giving away five soothing winter Letibalm hampers worth R140 each! The useful hamper contains Letibalm Paediatric and regular to help get you and your little one through cold and flu season.
How do you win?! Easy!
Simply fill out the form below! (ONLY ONCE!!)
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Good luck everybody!!
Our winners will be announced on Friday 1 July! If we are unable to reach you before midnight on Friday 8 July, another winner will be selected.
*This competition is sadly only open to those currently residing in South Africa