Keep your skin healthy, hydrated and glowy on even the harshest winter days!
Winter has arrived and it is the perfect time to slow down, turn within and focus on total self-nourishment!
Each season is different and the secret to maintaining vibrant health & wellness all year round lies in our ability to be flexible and willing to change – just like the seasons.
To help, we have created this Winter Wellness series to help you sync your self-care program with mother nature. Include these tips in your holistic winter routine and allow yourself to remain nourished in mind, body & spirit and glow from the inside out!!
The evidence of winter can be seen in frost-bitten lawns and withering gardens, but it can also show up on our skin! Dry, tight, red, flaky – there’s no denying our complexion can be affected by the cold air, artificial heating and lack of humidity that often accompany winter.
For our first Winter Wellness instalment, we’re giving you two glow-inducing tips to help you say goodbye to dry and hello to soft, hydrated and beautifully dewy skin!
Tip 1… Hello, Hydration!!
When temperatures start to drop the amount of moisture in the air also declines and this low humidity draws the moisture from the outermost layer of our skin – the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum requires hydration to stay supple and function effectively as a barrier. When moisture escapes this layer it leaves skin dry, dull, vulnerable to environmental pollution and thirsting for a little extra nourishment and hydration.
Enter the need for moisture therapy in the form of hydrating masks!! Masks re-hydrate dry skin cells, replace lost moisture and infuse the epidermis with nutrients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help heal, replenish and reinforce the skin. They can deliver wonderful results for all kinds of skin complaints, however, during winter it is best to use masks that work to boost skin hydration and restore glowing softness.
When choosing the perfect mask…
Tip 2… E is for Exfoliation!!!
Moisture and hydration are essential, but it’s important to keep in mind that dry skin typically means a build-up of dead, dry cells on the skin’s surface. To really make the most out of your masks and moisturisers – treat your skin to a weekly exfoliation ritual to dissolve dead skin cells. This will allow for optimum absorption, retention and effectiveness of any products you apply!
According to Annet King from the International Dermal Institute, exfoliation will also cause a burst of cell renewal that helps new, moisture-rich cells move to the surface of your skin giving you a fresh, healthy glow!
Uncover a smoother and more radiant skin surface with these ingredients…
Kaolin – For most skin types. Kaolin, or white clay, is the most gentle of the clays. It works to absorb and draw out impurities from the pores and exfoliate the skin without stripping it of its much-needed moisture.
Rice or sugar granules – For most skin types. These gentle, skin-loving exfoliants scuff away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter, more porcelain-like complexion!
Papaya – Not for sensitive skin. The secret to papaya’s beautifying properties lies in the enzyme papain which acts as a highly effective natural exfoliant, breaking down proteins and dissolving dead cells to unearth vibrant, younger-looking skin!
Papaya Enzyme Mask – This cocktail of natural extracts will uncover fresh, vibrant skin by dissolving dead surface skin cells and absorbing impurities from the pores.
The combination of fine rice granules, elderflowers and chamomile in our Bare Faced Exfoliant will remove dead skin cells to reveal a soft, smooth complexion while sandalwood essential oil calms and soothes the skin and senses.
Using your exfoliant…
Follow with one of our Fine Tuning Solutions and a beautiful facial oil or serum (learn more about them in next week’s blog!).
|Keep an eye out for our next Winter Wellness instalment on how to recharge and replenish your skin with facial oils and serums! What winter wellness tips would you like to learn about in our future posts – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!!|