Winter is officially here and that means drier than usual skin

But you don’t have to walk around looking like sandpaper or a specimen from the Gobi desert.

Take a look at some of the benefits of using tissue oils as part of your essential winter skin care routine.

Why tissue oils?

Tissue oils  – made up of natural plant oils like flax, marula and rose hip – keep the skin hydrated more effectively than a regular skin moisturiser.

Tissue oils penetrate and absorb easily into the skins layers and do not easily evaporate, unlike regular moisturisers.

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Healing and rejuvenating properties

It’s not just dry skin that tissue oils are good for.

Tissue oils increase the skin’s elasticity and repair damaged skin cells, drastically reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.

Esse Repair Oil – R425

Mix them with your moisturiser

In the dry winter months, mix a little tissue oil with your lotion or substitute them entirely to keep your skin smooth and supple.

You can also add a few drops to your bath to lock in the moisture.

Bee Natural Tissue Oil – R80

Simply Bee Tissue Oil – R186

Fight anti-ageing too!

Tissue oils offer excellent antioxidant benefits, and only a few drops go a long way!

Many on the market boast benefits like absorbing free radicals, reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating tired skin.

The Victoria Garden Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Night Tissue Oil – R132

Hey Gorgeous Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Serum – R275

Some even offer to fight dark circles, fine lines and puffiness around the eye area. Bonus!

Gaia Organics Eye Zone/Tissue Oil Serum Boost 30ml – R239

Not just for your skin

Did you know that tissue oils can make a great hair treatment too? Try adding a few drops to your conditioner, wrap in a heated towel or pop on a shower cap for 15 minutes and then wash out.

They make a great cuticle and massage oil too!

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