There are many factors that impact our skin on a daily basis, some of which can be controlled by our skin care routine, while others are inescapable. The cold weather can be extremely harmful, and hot weather can cause dry and burnt skin. Stress, as well as the food you eat, can lead to skin dehydration and irritation.
There’s no doubt about it: having healthy skin makes you feel beautiful, and it’s sometimes the first thing we notice when we meet someone. A simple handshake will reveal their skin care routine secrets.
When founder Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao first started her adventure in South Africa, long before the birth of Malée, she landed in the continent with her beauty case packed unaware of the fact that these wouldn’t be of much help. The extreme weather conditions made her skin dry and aged. She searched high and low for a remedy that would fix her skin concerns and quickly learnt that the best remedies were those passed down through generations by the locals that she met during her journey. This inspired her to create natural skin care products that are ‘good enough to eat’; that way she could guarantee that they were a suitable ingredient to put on her skin.
She tells us that this made her feel very aware of her skin condition and become very self-conscious.
Zeze’s top tips and skin care products for feeling fabulous:
- I always add a few drops of our Moisturising Oil to my bath. This bumps up the hydration levels and makes the skin glow.
- The time spent exfoliating at least once a month helps boost circulation. Our Conditioning Body Scrub does the work, so you only need to do light circular motions. In contact with water, it turns into a moisture milk so no weird petrochemical beads lurking at the base of your bath can stick to your skin as you try to drift into your pampering me time.
- Moisturise on a daily basis. Our Conditioning Body Cream is non-greasy, absorbs quickly and is a real dream to apply. Up the ante in dryer climates and give yourself the extra 10 mins on the weekend by massaging in your favourite oil or moisturiser. You can even turn it into a treatment for dryer areas. See how here.
- They say you can tell a woman’s age and where she has been by her hands. Our Nourishing Hand Cream is a great bedside table, desk and handbag companion. Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto the palms of your hands and rub together to warm and spread it evenly all over your hands. Pay attention to dryer areas such as knuckles, cuticles and nails, and massage those areas using our nourishing hand cream. Repeat as often as needed. To turn your hand cream into a treatment, follow the steps above, using a pair of bamboo gloves before bed, and sleep your way to silky soft hands.
Caring for your skin may not make your dreams come true, but it will help you put your best foot forward with every step taken.
Do you have your own skin care tips? We would love for you to share them with us!