Winter is surely here! And whilst some people think that it’s the sun and warmer months that tend to dry out your skin… the opposite is true. Your skin is more prone to dehydration and actually needs boosts of additional moisture during the cooler months.
The cold weather can hit your skin hard. For me, this is especially true. The skin on my face gets a little flaky, my hands crack, my lips peel and my legs can get forgotten about under all those layers and get really dry and scaly.
Well not this year. This time I’m going to add some more hydrating elements into my skincare routine to fight off winter dryness!
And I’m going to start NOW!
You don’t need to switch up your entire routine, but adding one or two of these products might make a huge difference to the quality of your skin and keep you clean, smooth and shiny all year round.
Up Your Water Intake
Good skin starts from the inside. You should still be drinking your 6-8 glasses of water a day, even though the weather is cooler! Keep a bottle of water by your desk or in your bag and refill it throughout the day. And, if you need something hot to warm up after a cold day, choose a caffeine-free herbal tea, perhaps with a dash of apple cider vinegar and manuka honey. Apple cider vinegar is known to have immune boosting properties and is also an angel ingredient when it comes to hair, skin and nails.
If you’re looking to add some colour to your dull winter days check out our friends at Nava Water. These good looking bottles of purity are infused with fruits and herbs and can be delivered straight to your door. Makes looking after yourself a real pleasure and turns the standard water drinking experience into a self loving fun one.
Cleanse Your Skin With An Oil Based Cleanser
Does your skin feel tight and perhaps even tingly after cleansing?
Instead of using a harsh cleanser, switch to a natural formulation that will actually hydrate and nourish your skin while cleaning it too. The main point here is that you need to use something that is adding moisture to your face, not stripping it away.
save our skin’s, a magical golden oil is soap-free, paraben-free and hypoallergenic, plus it’s gentle enough to be used by the whole family and has multiple uses. Bonus!
a magical golden oil is a 100% natural formulation that prevents skin from drying out. Packed full of polyphenol antioxidants and imparting the sweet scent of natural mandarin, simply use a magical golden oil each night to remove dirt, grit and makeup. It will leave your skin feeling cleansed and nourished at the same time. You can purchase it @ the save our skin store here.
Directions: Massage a magical golden oil into face and remove make up and the daily grime by wiping away with a warm wet face washer.
Use A Powerful Moisturiser At Night
You need something extra bold to protect you against the winter dries. save our skin’s best selling a powerful concoction contains 100% natural ingredients like calendula, extra virgin olive oil and organic honey that soothe, heal and replenish skin. Honey is hydroscopic in nature, which means it draws moisture from air to prevent your skin from drying out. a powerful concoction is an intense moisturising balm that contains potent antioxidants to treat skin at the cellular level, increasing its own ability to create hydration. It also, has multiple uses and makes an ideal lip balm, face balm, nappy rash and is used to treat eczema naturally.
It can also be used on your body wherever you have dry skin. With fans like Melinda Aire, Body & Soul’s Beauty Editor...how can you go wrong? It is available @ the save our skin store here and comes in a handle 15mL travel pot for only $10 or a 80mL tub for $30.
To keep your skin in superior condition exfoliation is important to polish away those dead skin cells. Try save our skin’s super smoothin’ skin scrub once or twice a week to keep your skin radiant and healthy.
It contains alpha hydroxy acids (natural and found in sugar) which plump the skin and xtra virgin olive oil for its antioxidant and deep nourishing properties. I’ll like creating little self love rituals for myself and do this on a Sunday in the shower just before bed. Sunday is also clean sheet night in our house. You must try a super smoothin’ skin scrub and then slip under your dooner on clean sheet night… HEAVEN!
Directions: Take 4 heaped tablespoons of a super smoothin’ skin scrub and place into a small bowl. Take this into the shower or bath with you. Lightly wet body and take a handful of scrub in hand and massage into skin, using gentle circular motions. Really get into your thighs for improved circulation and help treat cellulite. save our skin’s super smoothin’ skin scrub can be used all over body. Then rinse off with warm water. Once the water and oils infuse your skin will feel amazing. Dead skin cells be gone.
Add A Serum To Your Skincare Regime
Take things to the next level by adding a serum into your routine. save our skin’s ACE 4 Face is my favourite and is clinically proven to enhance the performance of skin’s moisture barrier in just two weeks. It's perfect for adding to your morning and evening skincare routine. This will help lock in moisture and restore your dry, dehydrated skin. Whilst also brightening your dull winter skin.
ACE 4 Face coming soon to save our skin and is packed full of A C and E vitamins and like a multivitamin for your face. We can not wait for this!
Keep Your Lips Super Soft and Kissable This Winter.
Chapped lips are on ongoing problem throughout winter. Whether they’re dry, peeling, sore or cracked, you’ll find yourself reaching for the lip balm more than ever. Stick to a classic like save our skin’s a powerful concoction and moisturise your lips with xtra virgin olive oil, calendula oil, vitamins, honey and beeswax. Available in the save our skin store here.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!!!!
Your hands will be one of the first areas to show signs of the winter dries. Start moisturising right now to avoid this from happening. Try massaging a powerful concoction into hands each night before bed to repair your skin while you sleep. This formula contains honey, Vitamin A & E, calendula oil and beeswax, and will keep you moisturised for 24 hours. You can get it in the save our skin store here.
Water is super drying on the skin, that’s why I recommend that you moisturise after every bath and shower. It’s a known fact that cream based moisturisers sit on the skin’s surface clogging pores, whilst oil based products penetrate deep. After each wash, massage your skin from toes to nose with a magical golden oil. This super hydrating skin drink, will keep you nourished, improve skin tone and texture and make dry skin a thing of the past. Best news is, that it is 100% natural and contains no watered down ingredients, fillers or anything artificial. It will also leave you smelling super sweet like fresh Mandarin. Mandarin is also known to be a mood lifter - delicious pure skin MAGIC!
Fake it Until You Make it & Illuminate Your Skin
An illuminating product can help you capture that glow that might be missing from your winter face.
We love Inika Mineral Illuminsor - a mineral powder that can be dusted over your skin for an instant glow.
Take Care + Njoy!
Anastasia Skin Crusader