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Janey Loves winter 2019

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace reveals how to make self-love a priority – every day of the year

This article first appeared in our winter ’19 issue of MyGreenPod Magazine, The Love Revolution, distributed with the Guardian on 22 February 2018. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Earlier this month thoughts turned to lurve – but what about self-love and self-care? We all need to take some time out to look after ourselves – and there are some gorgeous organic and natural products out there that make it easy to revitalise your skincare and beauty regime.

Start with cleansing from the inside out. A short detox brings great benefits, such as glowing skin, more energy and generally making you feel great, not to mention the possibility of losing a bit of excess weight.

The Lemon Detox is the original fasting cleanse; it requires Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup (£27.99, 500ml) – the essential ingredient of the Lemon Detox natural fasting support drink.

If you managed Dry January, challenge yourself a bit longer – your skin will thank you for it! I’m working with the charity on a #StayDryTillJuly campaign, encouraging people to ditch the booze but also – importantly – to start some self-care. We’re giving away some lovely self-care prizes on Instagram, one is the classic from Weleda.


The multi-award winning Weleda Skin Food (£12.50, 75ml) is an intensive moisturiser made with nourishing plant oils and protective waxes, soothing wild pansy, calming chamomile, healing calendula and rosemary to stimulate skin circulation. Suitable for vegetarians, this balm is NATRUE-certified authentically natural, dermatologically tested and free from mineral oils and silicones, synthetic fragrance or artificial additives of any kind.

Revive your hair

We’re also giving away some fab organic hair products from Tabitha James Kraan. Her gorgeous Scented Organic Hair Oil (£38, 30ml) will rejuvenate and add a healthy shine and bounce to hair dried out by winter. It’s 100% natural, and the bottle also contains Tabitha’s signature Amethyst Stone.

Tabitha says: ‘Apply one pump and massage into the scalp 30 minutes before washing. Cleanse the hair as usual. The oil will give weight and volume to fine hair and a smooth, silky, glossy finish to thick hair. It will make everyone’s hair glossy, richer in colour, stronger, protected and easier to blow-dry or style.’

Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup, Weleda Skin Food and Tabitha James Kraan Organic Scented Hair Oil are all Heroes. Click here to find out more

The scent of love

Rose is the perfect scent for love, but it must be from the highest quality essential oils. The Organic Rose Otto Ageless Face Cream Bio Damascena from Alteya Organics (£55, 30ml)is perfect for reviving dry skin. The luxuriously rich and intensive repairing face cream is made with pure organic rose oil, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and spots.

Click here for more natural beauty advice from Janey Lee Grace.

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