KEEP YOUR SKIN HAPPY THIS WINTER

December 8th, 2017

Keep your skin happy this winter

 

Now that summer is officially over and the temperature is dropping, you have to swap your autumn wardrobe. But what about your skincare? Cold outdoor temperatures, plus central heating indoors can often leave skin feeling dry and sore, which is why it’s important that skin solutions are both gentle and effective, while sometimes only natural solutions will do. Here are out top tips to keep your skin natural and happy this winter.

 

1.HYDRATE

First things first, you have to drink water. We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like hot chocolate and mulled wine –tis the season after all- but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time. Add a slice of lemon or orange for extra taste.

Water not only plumps the skin but it encourages collagen production, which ensures elasticity and regeneration of skin. As an added bonus, it can also help flush out toxins that can lead to breakouts. Without adequate water levels, your skin will appear dull, and fine lines, wrinkles and pores will appear larger and more visible.

 

 2. MOISTURISE

Some over-the-counter moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients that can actually dry your skin in the winter months. Be careful when choosing a formula; try to get a cream that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter. Try What Skin Needs Skin Balm, as it is made with natural essential oils and hydrating ingredients like lavender, aloe vera and tea tree oil which help soothe dry and irritated skin.

 

3. PROTECT

Get used to wearing gloves and scarves to protect skin from cold winds and snow. Not only will it help to keep your skin from drying but will help protects against nasty cold bugs. At the very least you’ll be prepared for winter walks and feel nice and toasty.

 

4. HUMIDIFY

Heating systems dry out the air, so consider getting a humidifier in your home, particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out. Add a few drops of essential oils such as pine needle or cinnamon oils to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful night in.

 

5. EXFOLIATE

We often forget to help our skin to shed off dead cells in the winter. Look for an exfoliating mask and use it on your face and your hands then follow immediately with moisture for a smoother difference. Exfoliating body washes are also helpful in the winter months. You can easily make your own coffee scrub from the comfort of your home. All you need to do is just add some coffee grounds in a bowl and mix them with a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil.

 

6. AVOID TOXINS, SPECIFICALLY ALLERGENS

Especially if you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, you have to evade allergens that may trigger a flare up. Skin in winter is more fragile, so avoid direct contact with irritating fabrics (like wool) and chemical-laden detergents, and use mild cleansers or moisturisers for sensitive skin. What Skin Needs Soothing Gel is a potent formulation designed to tackle a range of skin problems including skin rashes and irritations, leaving dry and damaged winter skin soft and smooth.

 

7. USE DIY MASKS.

Homemade hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive and coconut oil, and bananas. Mix what you like together (any combination works) to create a cream or paste, and leave on skin for 10-30 minutes for lasting hydration. A helpful tip is to test a little of a product on your skin and wait 24 hours to see if any reaction appears as some ingredients may cause irritations so better to check!

08 / 12 / 2017

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