We all know the struggles of keeping our skin looking bright and tight during the winter. Dull and dehydrated skin are only a couple of frustrating problems we experience in the colder months, when the air is unforgivably dry.
To keep your skin supple and healthy all winter, here are our top five tips for natural winter skincare that we should all get on board with!
1. Stay hydrated
This may come as a no-brainer to some, but most of us forget to drink enough water on the daily, let alone in winter. Drinking plenty of water and fluids is absolutely essential in the colder months, whether you’re indoors or outdoors, because hydration comes from within. Keep your body and your skin hydrated by keeping a water bottle close by or by setting a reminder to sip some good ol’ H20 at regular intervals in the day.
2. Take care of your diet
We are what we eat, as the old adage says. Keep a fresh supply of vegetables in your drawer that help hydrate your skin. Cucumbers and celery naturally contain a lot of water and they’re perfect for snacking. Orange and yellow veggies that contain beta-carotene, a natural antioxidant, will also help keep your skin looking and feeling great. Lastly, don’t forget to add dark leafy greens to the mix, such as spinach and rocket, to get your healthy dose of vitamin A, B, E, as well as iron and omega-3.
3. Don’t skip winter exercise
Winter can really feel like such a drag as we slowly slip into hibernation mode (pyjamas are just super comfortable, we know). However, skipping the weekly gym isn’t just bad for your body, it’s also terrible for the skin. Exercise gets your heart pumping and your sweat going – which means you can flush out toxins and cleanse your pores naturally!
4. Take shorter showers
Hot showers are the best, we can’t argue with that, but staying in the shower for too long is immensely dehydrating. Try to shower with lukewarm water instead so your skin doesn’t shrivel up, and moisturise right after getting out of the shower. Winter eczema is real and your skin can develop dry cracks if your skin gets too dry from time spent under hot water.
5. Stick to natural skincare ingredients
Your skincare routine should be different for the warmer and the colder months, as the weather impacts the external parts of our bodies.
During the winter, it’s important to switch to mild skincare products that target dehydration issues and contain natural skincare ingredients such as manuka honey, bee venom, royal jelly, collagen, and more. Using natural ingredients will help protect your skin from unnecessary chemical exposure when it’s most sensitive.
Our Bee Venom Pure Perfection Immediate Effect Moisturiser is enriched with seafill, white water lily, NZ bee venom, and manuka honey to tighten and lift the skin, diminish wrinkles, and keep your skin moist and fresh throughout the day and night. Another great winter companion is our Revitalising Eye Serum, a lightweight serum that combats thin, aging and crepe-like skin around the eye area, which can get very dry and sensitive during winter.
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