It is officially the start of winter here in Australia, meaning the days are getting colder, the heaters are getting hotter, and our skin is getting duller and dryer. Transitioning in between these seasons takes a toll on our skin, so it is crucial to maintain hydration.
Here are a few simple tips we recommend to follow that will keep your skin glowing all year round:
Summer may be over, but it is still essential to maintain your water consumption. Many of us forget because we are too busy consuming hot coffees to keep us cosy, and the thought of water just isn’t as tempting as a mug of creamy hot chocolate warming our hands and stomachs.
To help remind you to keep hydrated try and always keep a water bottle on you, you’d be surprised how often you will be thirsty after seeing it in your bag or on your desk, instead of forgetting to drink if you don’t have it in front of you. Infuse your water with fresh fruit flavours to make it more appealing if you struggle to drink water, or try warm lemon infused water if you want a warm drink (you can even add a small amount of honey or spices for extra flavour).
An obvious recommendation for hydrating your skin this winter - moisturise. Ensure you do a bit of research into moisturisers instead of walking into a supermarket and grabbing the first one you see on the shelf. Natural is best, you would be surprised at some of the ingredients that are used in some formulas (which you may actually find dry’s out your skin even more). Remember to moisturise after you have a shower or bath, this will replenish your skins hydration levels and lock in the moistures from your shower (remember to towel dry your skin first though).
With winter winds and cold days comes dry flaky skin, so do not forget to exfoliate those dead skin cells away. Listen to your skin, perhaps you will use a scrub every 3 or 4 days, or if you have sensitive skin leave a week or so in between each exfoliation to avoid irritation. Exfoliation isn’t just for your face; remember to scrub your whole body to help remove those nasty dull layers of skin, focussing on knees and elbows, as well as using a soft exfoliation on your lips to maintain that perfect pout and a soft smooth canvas for lipstick. If you can’t find a scrub you like, we highly recommend making your own! There are so many natural scrub recipes you can follow online.
By consuming foods high in water such as watermelon, apples, cucumber, and tomatoes, it will help increase your water intake each day. Along with this, the consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 will also help your skins hydration, as these are essential fatty acids for our bodies.
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