The cold windy weather and central heating can be a challenge for our skin, but you can counteract these negative effects with some simple ways to keep your skin radiant and nourished all winter long.
Although it is likely you’ll be reaching for hot drinks this winter, it’s still really important for your skin to drink plenty of water. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and staying hydrated has a multitude of health benefits as well as effecting the appearance of our skin. Water plumps up your skin, eliminates toxins, helps it work efficiently and eliminates dehydration lines.
Foaming, lathering cleansers typically contain harsh surfacants which can dry out your skin. If you’re not already using a creamy cleanser, now is the time to make the switch! Also, avoid skin wipes as they are often full of chemicals and are incredibly drying.
Our Naturally Purifying Cream Cleanser can be used all year round. It is specially formulated with nourishing non-irritating ingredients and will cleanse beautifully without causing that tight, stripped feeling on your skin.
- Add moisture with your toner
Avoid astringent toners with alcohol that will strip your skin and make it feel tight. Your toner will help to remove every last trace of dirt and makeup after cleansing, but why not choose a toner that will nourish and add moisture too.
Our Vitamin Burst Facial Mist is a skin hydrating toner to be used after cleansing and before moisturising. Kind to your skin and rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, it will naturally hydrate, balance and calm. Added vegetable based moisturisers made from soya beans and asparagus extract bind moisture deeper into the epidermis.
An oil based cream will provide optimum moisture and also create a protective layer on your skin which is really important at this time of year. Choose a face cream with humectants that attract and hold water e.g. glycerin and emollients that soften the skin e.g. plant oils.
Our Naturally Nurturing Moisturiser is full of enriching ingredients such as organic glycerin, organic cold pressed sweet almond oil and thistle oil. Natural Vitamin E is added to all of our creams for its antioxidant, healing and skin cell stimulant properties, it protects against the destruction of the connective tissue caused by free radicals.
- Body Care
It’s easy to focus on your face and forget about your body, especially when you’re all wrapped up against the cold wintery weather. It’s worth mentioning that really hot, steamy water in your bath or shower will dry your skin out, so stick to lukewarm water, especially for your face. If however like me you love the luxury of a hot bath at the end of a busy day, just be sure to have your body cream handy for afterwards.
A little goes a long way with our Lavender & Rose Geranium Body Cream. The organic unrefined cocoa butter helps the cream spread easily and melt in to your skin. The high concentration of organic plant oils help to soften and repair dry, winter damaged skin.
- Hand Care
The skin on our hands is thinner than on the rest of our body, so it’s essential not to forget them when considering your winter skin care routine. There are fewer oil glands in our hands so an oil based hand cream is really beneficial. I keep my hand cream on my bedside table so I don’t forget to put it on every night, it’s the last thing I do before the light goes out. Lastly, don’t forget your gloves when you’re out and about!
Our Naturally Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream is packed full of organic plant oils to keep your hands super soft and your nails protected this winter.
- Vitamin D
Vitamin D has a multitude of health benefits and this includes the health of your skin too. NHS advice states that during autumn and winter (from October until the end of March) the sun isn’t strong enough in the UK to produce vitamin D. Because it’s difficult to get enough vitamin D from food alone, many of us risk not getting enough. Taking a supplement helps to keep levels of the vitamin topped up. Vitamin D is thought to have anti-inflammatory and skin rejuvenating properties that help improve conditions such as acne and psoriasis.
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