With winter creeping up so quickly many of us haven’t even thought about changing up our skincare routine for the colder months.
When the temperature drops so does any humidity in the air and that can cause havoc to the skin. Dry air takes away the thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin and this causes major dehydration to not only the face but also the skin on the whole body.
So here are a few tips to bring that glow back.
At the beginning of every season it’s a great idea to visit a dermatologist or beautician to pinpoint your individual skin issues. They offer skin treatments that you can’t do at home so it can really be a great boost to changing up the balance of your skin.
I visited Burnside Cosmetic and Skincare clinic for a Mandelic peel which is a type of alpha hydroxyl peel that gently adheres to the skin in order to peel away dead and dying skin cells so that new cell growth is revealed and so that new skin cells grow faster. This is the most important first step in deep hydration as the fresh cells will take in any moisture faster.
Soak in the moisture : The best time to moisturise your body is after a warm shower or bath. So why nor start the moisturising while you are in there. The Body Shop Milk Bath is a great alternative to soap and the added avocado oil with nourish the skin while you are cleansing
Change up your moisturiser : Dry and flaky skin needs a real boost during winter so opting for a richer moisturiser can really be beneficial, especially at night when the skin is repairing itself. Try an intense night cream rich in antioxidants such as The Body Shop Vitamin E nourishing night cream.
Get your spritz on : If you are working in a dehydrating environment , or even travelling on a regular basis a spray mist is a fantastic option for on the go hydration. A beautiful option is L’Occitane Immortelle precious mist which is a revitalising spray enriched with floral water . This can also be used as a makeup resetting spray which will give your foundation a dewy look.
Hydrated hands: The hands are often neglected but they are the things we use the most. The hands also show the first signs of ageing so it’s really important to keep them moisturised and often. A non-greasy lotion which can be easily absorbed rather than a heavy cream is best and a beautiful option is the Ayruda ayurvedic skincare hand and body lotion.