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Skin food with Ellie Bianca

Take care of your skin this winter, naturally

November 9, 2017 by Centaine Tyler on Ellie Bianca

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and so is the state of your skin.

Ellie Bianca is a local brand of natural and organic skincare products, specializing in body oils. As the return of cold weather brings dry, damaged skin with it, Ellie Bianca founder Evelyne Nyairo lays down some ways to “feed your skin” this winter.

Moisturize: The skin needs moisture to thrive, and Evelyne suggests looking for skincare products with ingredients that are antioxidant-rich. Oils like Shea, jojoba, rosehip, coconut and argan nut contain the essential vitamins for healthy skin. Evelyne is a big fan of Borage Oil, one of the plants with the highest concentration of Gamma-Linolenic Acid(GLA), a type of omega 6 fatty acid. Benefits of these oils include deep skin hydration, anti-inflammatory promotion for restoration and cell renewal, and improves elasticity.

Avoid alcohol and synthetics: Alcohol has a drying effect on the skin. When choosing a lip balm, watch out for synthetic waxes and petroleum-based ingredients in your products, which are not meant to be absorbed into the body. “Your skin dries out faster, which requires more application. It’s like an addiction,” Evelyne says. Instead, look for beeswax or carnauba wax in your lip balms. Coconut oil and calendula used in Ellie Bianca lip balms contain antimicrobial properties to help relieve and cleanse the skin.

Reduce stress: Winter can be a stressful time, between navigating slippery roads, preparing for the holidays, and fighting off sickness. Stress has been clinically proven to impact the skin, and Evelyne has her own strategies for coping, like running a hot bath with Himalayan, dead sea salt and magnesium flakes. This blend of natural, mineral-rich bath salts detoxifies the body, calm the nervous system and boost immunity. 

Know what’s on your label: Evelyne emphasizes the importance of awareness when it comes to choosing what goes on – and subsequently in – our bodies. Ellie Bianca is experiencing amazing growth and cultivating a strong community. Join the mission to healthy, happy skin with new innovative products launching that are scientifically formulated with the skin's anatomy in mind.

Ellie Bianca is a fairly new player in the skincare game, just entering its second year. “I want to continue to evolve and learn more about skincare and natural ingredients,” says Evelyne. “I want to keep getting better.”

TAKE ACTION:

  1. Visit the Ellie Bianca store in 16th Ave or shop their products online.
  2. Click here to learn about Evelyne.
  3. Book a one-on-one consultation with Evelyne by emailing ​hello@elliebianca.com to get the most out of your skincare routine this season.
  4. Connect with Ellie Bianca on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  5. Check out Ellie Bianca’s Sustainability Profile!