Sunday, 27 May 2018

Letibalm winter survival kit

Having a cold or flu is probably one of the worst & frustrating things to have. Whether it’s caused by allergies, hay-fever, colds or flu, blowing the nose repeatedly can damage delicate skin leaving it red, chapped and sore.

Letibalm has been especially created to protect and care for the lips, nose and the skin in-between. Originally from Spain, it’s the first balm of its kind and the only nose and lip repair balm available in South Africa.

Letibalm gently moisturizes dry skin, helps to repair painful cracks and calms irritation. It also creates a protective layer on the skin to prevent further chapping.  Thanks to natural decongestants menthol and camphor, Letibalm also helps to ease breathing.
Natural Cold & Flu Remedy
1 cup of honey
2 lemons, sliced
Fresh ginger, sliced
Add the lemon slices, ginger & honey in layers. A layer of lemon slices, a few pieces of ginger and a spoon of honey. Repeat until the jar is full, then seal and place in the fridge for 12+ hours, so the flavours can infuse. Stir before use (lemon juice & honey may separate) adda couple of teaspoons to a mug of hot water and drink immediately. Keep it sealed in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Letibalm is available at a recommended retail price of R69.90 from Dis-Chem, selected Checkers stores and independent pharmacies. It comes in 3 variants:

·         Letibalm fluid (10ml tube) – RRP R69.90
·         Letibalm (10ml jar) – RRP R69.90
·         Letibalm Paediatric (10ml jar) – for children 0 to 8 years - RRP R69.90
Top Tips: Caring for your nose and lips this winter:
  1. Keep the skin well-moisturised.
  2. Use very soft tissues or toilet paper with aloe vera or calendula.
  3. Gently pat or blot the nose rather than wipe.
  4. Apply Letibalm nose and lip repair balm to protect, moisturize and help heal the skin.
  5. Wash with lukewarm water, avoiding harsh soaps or exfoliators.
  6. Use a saline spray to keep nasal passages moist.
  7. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
  8. Drink plenty of water, hot broth or herbal tea.

For more detailed advice on winter skin care visit Ivohealth’s blog