Winter is around the corner, it is time to spice up your skincare and hair routine. Exotic fruits and plants are in and available closer than you might think. This article will focus on five exotics fruits and plants that will prepare your skin and hair for the harsh winter months which strips the skin and hair of their natural oils!
Kakadu Plums look like miniature shaped light green pears located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Can you believe that this small piece of Kakadu plum contains 75% more vitamin C than an orange or lemon? Imagine the wonders of this ingredient in your anti-ageing skincare routine! The colder months are sure to strip your skin of its natural oils and decrease vitamin C levels. Kakadu Plums are the perfect solution to increasing the level of vitamin C that help fight radicals on the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
You can never have too much vitamin C! Citrus Glauca or Desert Lime are native to New South Wales and Queensland. This light green button size exotic ingredient is smaller than a Kakadu Plum but extremely powerful. Not only does it contain more vitamin C than an orange, lime or lemon, but it also has the role of improving the skin’s tissue from within. When skin’s tissue is improved skin looks youthfully firm and pumped. Desert lime also reduces the appearances of dark skin patches so use this ingredient to even out your skin tone for the summertime.
Citrus australasica or finger limes are another Australian native plant that is a great treat to the skin. Mainly found in New South Wales and Queensland, these lime green, blood orange and lustrous yellow plants increase skin hydration and collagen, thereby, helping them reduce the appearances of finless under the eyes and forehead. With finger limes, you can say goodbye to psoriasis and rosacea whilst simultaneously providing a gentle exfoliator to the skin against the elements.
Lemon Myrtles look like white forget me notes with whiskers. Located in South East Queensland this beautiful benign plant does wonders for your hair and skin. Lemon myrtle acts as an anti-fungal in your hair routine balancing the hair’s natural oils and leaving behind a delicious fragrance. This same delicious fragrant helps fight body odour. On the skin, lemon myrtle is perfect for common winter illnesses such as cold sores, acne and athlete’s foot. Helping to reduce the appearance of cold sores, fade acne and remove the fungal smell of athlete’s feet.
Muntries also known as Emu Apples are native to the Southern Coast of Australia. They are the size of a human eyeball and have the colour gradient of a peach. On the skin, muntries are hailed as the holy grail of glowy skin! During the winter months, our skin becomes dull and lacklustre. Monasteries contain more antioxidants than blueberries as well as give skin a luminous glow from within to outside.
Winter will strip your hair and skin of its natural oils, leaving your skin looking dull, and the skin more receptive to acne, cold sores and dryness. The exotic and native plants listed above are 100% natural, contain more antioxidants, are stronger than regular anti-ageing and skincare ingredients, and are from Australia with love!