So far, this winter we’ve been relatively lucky with the weather. But even though the daffodils are starting to peep out of the ground, it’s still pretty cold.
It’s time of year when you’ll start to notice your skin feeling a little tighter, dryer and more dehydrated. Humidity is at an all time low in the cold air outside and when the heating’s on inside, so you’re skin will dry out in no time at all.
Now is the time to start taking care of your skin. Here are my 5 simple steps to get your skin looking great this winter to ensure a fresh, radiant and blemish-free complexion by Spring:
1. Eat More Vegetables and Healthy Fats
What you eat can have a massive effect on your skin quality, and you can start using your diet to help maintain healthy skin.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables will provide your body and skin with a much needed dose of vitamins and minerals, which can help to kick-start your cells to regenerate and fighting off dryness, inflammation and blotchy skin.
Fill up on foods full of healthy mono-unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids too. Fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines, and avocados will help nourish you skin from in the inside.
2. Exfoliate Twice a Week
If your face feels dry and flaky, it might be because you’re not getting rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin.
Using a gentile facial scrub a couple of times a week will keep the surface of your skin clear, and give your skin a healthier more radiant look.
3. Change Your Moisturiser
Like swapping your summer dress for a wooly jumper in the winter, you need to use a richer your moisturiser too. To help maintain a healthy glow in the harsh weather, try using a more nourishing cream in winter.
Apply it twice a day, but even though your skin will be feeling super dry, try not to cake on in a thick layer. Your skin is only able to absorb a limited amount of moisturiser at a time and applying too much moisturiser will end up clogging your pores leaving it more susceptible to spot outbreaks.
If you feel you need to add a little extra hydration, try applying a skin serum before you moisturise.
4. Turn Down Your Heating
After suffering in the cold outside, all we want to do is come in to a warm, comforting home. But the problem with having you heating turned up to the max is that is dries out the air and your skin with it.
If you run cold and can’t bring yourself to turn your heating down a few degrees, try using a humidifier to put some moisture back into the air.
5. Treat yourself to a facial
Treating your skin to a nourishing facial or a massage is a great way to revive your skin and protect your skin from the harsh elements.
Essential oils will nourish and replenish your skin, and massage helps to speed up your body’s natural cleansing process. leaving your pores clear and the surface level of your skin free of the toxins and dead cells that have been building up over the past few weeks.
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