The colder weather and dehydrating central heating can all play havoc with our skin during winter! So, to help your skin survive the season, we’ve shared some top tips below…
Eat dark chocolate
Yes that’s right, chocolate (in moderation) can be good for you! The dark variety is packed full of flavonols, which help to protect your skin from harmful UV damage, fight free radicals and increase blood flow. Enjoy!
Swap to an oil-based moisturiser
An oil-based moisturiser like our Organic Anti-ageing Day & Night Cream will give you extra protection against the elements.
Read the label: avoid products that contain mineral oil
Mineral oil is made from petroleum and is also known as liquid petroleum, paraffin oil and white mineral oil. If you want to ensure your skincare routine is all-natural, this is certainly one ingredient to avoid! Mineral oil can be contaminated with toxins and clog pores, causing breakouts. When applied to the skin, it also creates a barrier that doesn’t allow it to breathe.
Don’t forget the sunscreen – winter sun is damaging too!
Make sure your daily moisturiser contains an SPF to protect against those harmful rays!
Protect your hands with gloves and a nourishing hand cream
Our hands can really suffer during winter, so make sure you nourish them and give them TLC by regularly applying hand cream. When outside, try to wear gloves to protect them from the elements.
Avoid long hot baths and showers (as tempting as they may be!)
Hot baths and showers can dehydrate the skin! If you do have a hot bath, make sure you replace any lost moisture with a rich body butter afterwards.
Brighten your complexion and get your skin party-ready by removing dead skin cells with a gentle, natural exfoliator.
Festive partying can leave your body dehydrated – give your body (and skin) the moisture it needs by drinking plenty of water. You can also keep your skin hydrated on-the-go with our new Rosehip Discovery Set. It features a 5ml bottle of the oil which is perfect for popping in your handbag.
Pamper your skin whilst you sleep
Give your skin some extra TLC by applying an intensive night treatment to help rejuvenate the skin and replenish moisture.
Feed your face
We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”! There are some delicious winter foods that can really benefit your skin check them out here.
Remember to remove your make-up
After festive partying, this can be the last thing you feel like doing – but you’ll feel better if you do! Leaving make-up on overnight can clog your pores and lead to breakouts, which nobody wants!
Perk up tired eyes
If you’re in need of a pick-me-up, nothing feels better than taking ten minutes to relax with refreshing cucumber slices on your eyes.