During winter you may be trying to avoid dehydration. As we enter the colder winter months, you may be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking your skin doesn’t require the same level of protection and care as it does for the summer months. But in reality, our skin has just as many, if not more issues to contend with during winter.
Before you put your skin care routine into hibernation for the winter, let me share with you some contributing factors that will be affecting your skin at this time of year and some tips to help your skin glow with good health.
At this time of year, dehydration is the most significant skin concern affecting all skin types from oily to sensitive skin. Constant exposure to heaters during the winter months and cold winds are extremely drying to the skin. When the skin is dehydrated, this affects the skin at a cellular level, as the cell structure becomes compromised. This can lead to premature aging with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull looking skin.
Also, when the skin barrier is damaged from dehydration or other oxidative stressors, it can leave your skin susceptible to additional infections such as breakouts and congestion and atopic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Boost Your Hydration
Be sure to give your skin extra nourishment during the winter months. Consider using a richer nourishing moisturiser such as our Olive Repair Cream during the colder months or adding a hydration boost to your moisturiser with a few drops of our Olive Skin Serum.
And if you suffer from skin sensitivities, try to avoid having super-hot showers as this may increase skin irritations and be a trigger for atopic skin conditions. Use a protective body oil or body cream to keep your skin hydrated from top to toe.
Enjoy A Mask
With the combination of the cold, windy weather alternating with the dry, low humidity of indoor heating, the skin easily becomes dry and dehydrated as we make an effort to stay warm. Take the extra time to treat your skin by using hydration boosting and repairing face mask like our new Radiant Rose Mask to nourish your skin during the winter months. Use it several times a week, or for extra hydration apply like a night cream and let it work its magic overnight and rinse off in the morning.
Make sure you stop by our blog next week to find out more winter skin tips and a yummy, nourishing winter recipe from our health and wellness ambassador Andi Lew.
We have just launched our Radiant Rose Mask ($39.95), and we are giving you the opportunity to win one this week. It’s delicately scented with Rose Geranium and enriched with nourishing moisturising actives, such as Betaine, Crambe Absynnica & Olive Oil. High in antioxidants to help reduce free radical damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
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- Competition closes Thursday 6th July 2017 5 pm (Australian EST)
- Winner will be announced on Friday 7th July
This competition is now closed. Congratulations Maria K!