Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:14

The Ultimate Guide to Revive Your Skin

When our skin isn’t on its best behaviour, we definitely have our go-to tips and tricks to turn things around as quickly as possible. Sometimes, though, our skin needs more than a quick fix. A skin overhaul requires changes to more than just your skincare regime, and usually signifies that something else is out of balance across your lifestyle or dietary habits.

The good news is that the changes you need to make are small ones, but when applied consistently, yield fantastic results.

We’ve put together our top tips for reviving your skin from the inside out!

Exfoliate

Your skin is always renewing itself, and it’s up to you to help the process of regeneration along by banishing dead skin that’s masking the fresh layer underneath. During winter months in particular, our skin is often flakey and dry and in desperate need of renewal, and that’s why exfoliating is our first port of call when it comes to reviving your skin.

There’s no shortage of DIY scrubs you can make from all natural ingredients, which are often a better alternative to the harsh ingredients and microbeads found in many exfoliating products on the market. Gently rub your choice of scrub in circular motions once or twice a week, buffing away dead skin as you go, and you’ll be on your way to the revived skin you deserve.

Hydrate

While we’re on the topic of changes you can make in the realm of your skincare routine, it’s time to mention the next important step in achieving a radiant complexion. Hydration!

A good buffing away of dead skin can make you feel brand new, but without following it up with a dose of moisture, you’ll quickly be back at square one. Keep your skin supple and smooth by moisturising daily, both in the morning and evening before you hit the sack.

Dietary Changes

While hydration through moisturiser is important for nurturing your skin from the outside in, the way we treat our bodies plays just as large a role in looking good from the inside out! Drinking plenty of water is an obvious tip, and one that we hear rehashed countless times by beauty experts and healthcare professionals - but with good reason. Water plumps up the skin, so without an adequate water intake, your skin will appear duller, with wrinkles and pores more prominent than usual.

The next step in the intake equation is, of course, food. We could rattle off dozens of anti-oxidant rich goodies to improve the appearance of your skin, but when it comes to skin and overall health, no amount of superfoods will counter the effects of overindulging in certain ingredients. Be mindful of refined sugar, trans fats and excessive alcohol consumption and steer towards a diet rich in vegetables and healthy fats.

Sleep

Last, but absolutely not least, is the ever important and frequently neglected factor in achieving beautiful skin...sleep! All of the aforementioned tips won’t make a dent if you’re chronically sleep deprived. From a vanity perspective alone, lack of sleep is a huge no-no, and don’t get us started on the implications on your health and quality of life too. Get a healthy amount of quality shut-eye (and, no, one day of good sleep followed by a 6 of late nights doesn’t count!) as well as applying the above tips, and you’ll be on your way to skin so glowing it’ll rival the sun!

Published in Blog
Friday, 18 November 2016 16:58

We've had a beauty makeover!

Natralus is wrapped in an all-new look to flaunt everything you need to know about our natural skincare range at first glance. We’ve also made our new logo clear and bold to ensure you can easily find us on shelf. Plus you can rest assured that our amazing formulas are still the same - just with a fresh new name and look!

To help you find our new products with their new look and names, here they are:

Was Natural Paw Paw Ointment & Lip Balm = Now Essential Paw Paw Ointment & Lip Balm

 

Was Natural Paw Paw Lip Butter = Now Nourishing Paw Paw Lip Butter

 

Was Paw Paw 99% Pure Gel = Now Ultra Skin Repair Pure Hydrating Gel

 

Was Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser = Now Intensive Skin Therapy Pure Moisturising Lotion

 

Was 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel = Now Soothing Skin Relief Hydrating Gel

 

 

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 13:43

7 Natural Skincare Hacks

From genetics and diet to environment and stress levels, there are many factors that determine the fate of our skin.

Before you rush to book in expensive and time consuming facials and skin treatments, get to know a few handy tips that will see you on your way to healthier, more radiant skin – without breaking the bank!

Without further ado, here are our 7 favourite skincare hacks.

 

1. Best foot forward

Warmer weather has arrived and it’s time to ditch the winter boots for spring sandals! Chances are that your feet are in dire need of some TLC after the colder months. A super simple hack for readying your feet for exposure to the world is to apply Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment before bed and wear clean cotton socks overnight. Come morning time, you’ll notice a huge improvement.

2. Yoga for youthfulness

Skincare can encompass much more than simply what you put on your skin. Your outer glow is often directly impacted by what’s happening inside, with circulation and blood flow playing a large role in the appearance of your skin.

Many forms of exercise improve circulation, but yoga enthusiasts thank their practice for releasing toxins and easing overworked muscles that might be causing fine lines and poor blood flow. Take a few minutes a day to practice some yoga positions, focusing on inverted poses such as downward dog. Namaste!

3. De-puff 

If you’re already not a morning person, waking up with puffiness around the eyes will not help your cause. While the classic spoons-in-the-freezer trick can work, it’s pretty uncomfortable to whack icy cold metal on your face first thing in the morning. 

Instead, try cutting up some cool cucumber and spend a few minutes with the slices over your eyes. Alternatively, tea bags work wonders when applied to the under eye area, as the caffeine constricts blood vessels and decreases puffiness.

4. Good morning, good skin.

Good skin starts from the inside, and hydration is the most important factor of all. As well as ensuring you’re staying hydrated throughout the day, try squeezing fresh lemon into a mug of hot water and drinking this first thing in the morning. This will assist in purifying the body and can potentially reduce toxins that lead to bad skin.

5. Redness, get oat!

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal is gaining popularity as more than just a tasty breakfast option. Its soothing qualities also make it a great natural remedy for more serious skin conditions such as eczema.

A facemask is one of the best ways to reap the benefits of oatmeal, and it’s as simple as combining equal parts oatmeal and hot water. Add in a dollop of honey and plain yoghurt for extra skin soothing benefits!

6. Lip revival

If winter has wreaked havoc on your lips, this DIY natural lip exfoliator will have your pout feeling brand new. Simply combine 1 teaspoon of Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment with ½ a teaspoon of a natural exfoliator such as a sugar or ground coffee. Once mixed, use your finger to apply a small amount to your lips and gently massage in circular motions. After this process, wipe off any excess mixture with a damp towel and say goodbye to dead skin cells!

7. Clean up your act

Rubbing our eyes or absentmindedly touching our face throughout the day seems harmless enough, doesn’t it? However, even if you diligently wash your hands after every bathroom break, your mitts are still going to accumulate their fair share of bacteria throughout the day!

When you touch your face, you’re spreading bacteria to your skin, which can trigger breakouts. If you find it impossible not to lean into your hands when seated at a desk or stroke your chin while deep in thought, invest in a pocket sized hand sanitiser to regularly disinfect your hands instead.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:11

New places to find your favourite Paw Paw

We want to make finding Natralus Natural Paw Paw products a breeze for our customers.

So you'll be very happy to hear that our Natural Paw Paw Ointment AND our new Natural Paw Paw Lip Butters are now available from Woolworths stores nationally.

Just add your favourite Paw Paw to your weekly shopping list. Which will it be this week:  the original all-purpose red label or a delicious new Lip Butter?

Published in News
Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:04

The luscious new way to pamper your lips

Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment and Lip Balm have become Australia's favourite way to soothe, protect and restore lips with more organic Paw Paw and without petrochemicals.

Now we've taken our super smooth Natural Paw Paw formula, enriched it with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, and then pumped it up with delicious natural flavours — Strawberry, Coconut, and Honey & Vanilla.   

The result? Buttery lip nourishment that's seriously good enough to eat!

Why would you want to use artificial flavours on your lips when nature provides such tasty treats?

Look out for Natralus' new Natural Paw Paw Lip Butter in its brightly coloured tubes from Woolworths stores nationally.

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Don't you hate it when you change handbags and can't find your favourite Paw Paw ointment?

Or when a friend borrows your Paw Paw and 'forgets' to give it back?

Good news: the littlest Natralus Paw Paw, in its cute 7-gram tube, is now available on the counter at Woolworths Petrol nationally.

So when you're filling up with petrol, you can conveniently refill your Paw Paw stash at the same time: one each for your handbag, clutch, purse, laptop bag, bedside drawer, glove box and anywhere else you need one.

Now there's no excuse for being caught without your favourite Paw Paw!

Published in Blog
Friday, 23 October 2015 10:44

Paw Paw Ointment Beauty Tip

Are your lips feeling dry and flakey because of the current change in weather? Here's how to create your own easy natural lip exfoliator at home:

In a small bowl combine 1 teaspoon of Natralus Natural Paw Paw Ointment and 1/2 teaspoon of natural exfoliator (something like sugar, salt or ground coffee). Using your finger, apply a small amount to your lips and working in small circular motions, exfoliate away the dead skin cells.

Once your happy with the desired result, gently wipe off any excess mixture with a damp towel. Your lips should now feel lovely and soft! Voilà!

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