Winter is a harsh season, whether it is icy rain, a freezing wind or snow, they are all punishing for our skin. Here you will find some tips from natural skincare to healthy supplements that will keep your skin keeping its natural healthy glow all year round.
Everyone has a skincare regime that they adore, however a lot of people find their winter skin looking very different from their summer skin.
Therefore, it is essential to change the way you look after your skin in winter. Not washing your face with hot water, as it can remove a lot of the essential oils that are found in the skin which can leave skin feeling tight and dry. Adding a Facial Oil to your skin care regime like our Nourishing Chia Facial Oil ($40) will leave your skin feeling extremely healthy and hydrated.
Also, exfoliating once a week whether by using an exfoliating wash, our Restore Clay Face Mask ($30) or by using a Konjac Cleansing Sponge, as all will help to remove any dead skin cells that accumulate during the winter.
Invest in a night-time moisturizer or a heavier day/night moisturizer, this is something that a lot of women forget to do however our skin is more prone to dry out at night time. To prevent from losing moisture quicker you may benefit from a natural solution such as our Moisturizing Repair Cream ($45). Our Repair Cream is bursting with nutrients and Organic Prickly Pear Oil which is high in Omega-6 fatty acids and has high levels of amino acids making this cream the ideal product for stimulating the production of collagen, promoting cell turnover, and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Ultimately, this will give your skin the burst of hydration it really needs.
During the winter, when the heating is on and the air around us gets very dry, which can affect the skin and therefore investing in a dehumidifier can help get moisture in the air and prevent dry skin.
Face masks are a great way to look after our skin and there are so many ways to make them yourself so that no harsh chemicals are introduced to dry out your skin. Tried and tested ingredients include aloe vera gel, almond oil, avocado, bananas, honey, and plain yogurt.
In the case of skin hydration, it really is a case of we are what we eat. In order to help your skin stay healthy and hydrated during winter, try to focus on eating foods rich in Omega -3 fatty acids such as fish, nuts and eggs as well as foods with a high water count fruits and veggies such as watermelon, kiwi, oranges, cucumbers and tomatoes. Drinking a lot of water should also be a priority and keeping your water at room temperature instead of in the fridge makes it easier to drink during the cold months.
So there you have it, some top tips for utilizing hydration on the path to healthy glowing winter skin.