Keep your skin bright and vibrant this winter
Winter’s finally here and what better way to embrace the sudden change in temperature than with a few tips on how to keep your skin looking bright and vibrant during the cold months ahead?
To prevent dry, flaky skin it’s important to use a rich nourishing moisturiser; products containing Shea butter are great for your skin. Shea butter is particularly good for treating eczema and psoriasis, while restoring the skin’s natural elasticity when dealing with those difficult areas like your elbows and knees. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen or use a moisturiser with SPF 15 to keep you protected. Aveeno is great for moisturising the skin; it’s clinically proven to improve the appearance of dry skin within two weeks, and is also fragrance free which is great for those with sensitive skin.
Try using a humidifier
Humidifiers are perfect for keeping the atmosphere moist, which is exactly what you need during winter, since the cold air outside combined with the heat indoors leaves skin looking dehydrated. This portable table-top humidifier is great for winter.
Dry skin can often lead to the build-up of dead skin cells, especially during winter. So it’s important to exfoliate often once or twice a week depending on your skin type. This will help to combat dry skin and restore your skin’s natural glow. Simple Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash is kind to skin and contains ingredients designed to restore your skins natural shine.
Try using lip balms rich in glycerine and avoid petroleum-based products which tend to clog your pores. The humectant properties in glycerine help to prevent dry lips by sealing in moisture. Beeswax Lip Balm is not only 100% natural but guaranteed to give you soft, healthy looking lips.
After applying your moisturiser, gloves act as a protective layer leaving you with soft and pretty hands.
Drink plenty of water
Water is great for hydrating the skin. By drinking water you’re able to restore the water balance that’s been stripped away due to harsh weather conditions causing water to leave the skin. Water is great for your skin; two litres, which is on average eight glasses, is your recommended daily intake.
Avoid long hot showers
As tempting as it seems, long hot baths and showers are sure to leave your skin dry. Try short warm showers to reduce moisture loss. Adding oils like jojoba oil to bath water will enrich your skin, keeping it moisturised in winter. This Jojoba Bath & Massage Oil leaves skin soft and moisturised.
Minimise blow outs
Blow dryers tend to be a girl’s best friend; unfortunately this isn’t the case when it’s cold outside. The hot air sucks up the moisture in your scalp which can lead to flaking and an irritated scalp.
Milk and honey
Lactic acid in milk works as a fantastic moisturiser while honey works wonders on dry skin. Add a little bit of oatmeal to the mix and you’ve got the perfect homemade face mask.
Fruits rich in vitamin A repair skin cells, vitamin E restores moisture while vitamins C and E soothe redness. Berries are great for improving the health of your skin.