5 Quick Fixes for Healthy Winter Skin
Lips are one of the most fragile skin areas on the face and and body and as such, they can be prone to dryness, chapping and soreness. Always be sure to carry a lip balm on you and at night just before bed, apply liberally to it can soak in overnight!
Hydration is key to good skin all year round but especially so in the winter months where dry air, cold winds and bitter frost can dry and dehydrate skin further. This can lead to dullness, irritation and sensitivity. Drink at least 2 litres of water daily to achieve a healthy and youthful complexion from the inside out!
An orange a day….
Vitamin C is a natural anti-oxidant and can help protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as other environmental stressors. Adding plenty of fresh fruit, including citrus fruits rich in Vitamin C can do wonders for your complexion!
Find your balance
Your skin can be affected with everything from diet, mood and lifestyle. It’s important you pay attention to your skin through the changing seasons to see how it reacts and find the best balance for you to tackle it. Adjusting your skincare routine by upping your moisturiser to a richer one, or simply adding a regular steam/sauna session in the winter months to help circulation in the skin improve – whatever it is trust your body and find your balance.
Exfoliating skin is an important step in ensuring it remains glowing and healthy all year round by removing dead skin cells on the surface. Skin can be more sensitive in the winter due to the dryer and colder conditions so stick to a gentle exfoliating routine only one a week. Try using a face cloth dampened with hot water and rubbed in upward, circular motions over the face for a gentle but effective exfoliation. And for the body, use a dry body brush each morning before showering to keep skin soft and supple.