It is winter and spending more time indoors in heated houses and cars, along with colds and seasonal infections all contribute to drying out our skin. Here are some things you can do to help prevent dryness and keep skin hydrated.
Just like your wardrobe, skincare should change with the seasons. In winter using a cleansing milk or cream will be less drying than a face wash. You may need to use a night cream or heavier moisturiser at night and for those with very parched skin a face oil underneath a night cream.
Exfoliate skin once a week. This removes a build up of dead skin cells and ensures the products you use will be more effective.
When you apply your moisturiser or body lotion after washing or cleansing do it immediately – do not let you skin dry out too much. This will trap some much needed extra moisture.
The water in this part of the country is very hard, if you are lucky enough to have a water softener you will really reap the benefits at this time of year alternatively some bath salts will soften the water and prevent further drying out skin.
Use plant based products they have so much more to offer than mineral oil or paraffin used in many skincare products. There are a huge variety of plant oils and fats that contain beneficial vitamins, omega oils and phytosterols, some light and easily absorbed like Rosehip seed oil and others heavy and protective like Shea butter.
Massaging your face will detoxify and bring fresh oxygen and nutrients to your skin so do a little every day or …… book a facial and have me do it for you instead!