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Published: Thu June 04, 2015
Categories: Top 5 Advice
Here is Skinstiut’s Top 5: Winter Warmers for Glowing Skin.
1. Gentle Glow Use an antioxidant rich, gentle cleanser that will revitalise your skin while restoring its natural moisture. Winter is a time when your skin needs gentle products that will help to lock the moisture inside rather than drying it out. Always make sure you moisturise within a couple of minutes after you are done showering. Applying moisturiser whilst your skin is still damp allows for your skin to absorb the maximum amount of moisture.
Our Picks: Gentle Cleanser - rich in nourishing and protective antioxidants with calming red raspberry extract and goji berry.
2. Keep Yourself Hydrated Drink at least eight glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated. Keeping hydrated is especially important in the colder months because we naturally tend to do things that potentially dehydrate the skin such as drinking more dehydrating hot cups of tea and coffee. We also tend to have the heating on high to keep us warm . Our skin therefore needs even more hydration. Keep a vitamin based hydrating spritz handy so you can spritz your skin throughout the day to keep it in tip top hydration.
Our Picks: Multi active Hydrating Mist. A super lightweight moisture and vitamin rich spritz with hyaluronic acid niacinamide for added skin protection.
3. Sunscreen You cannot stop wearing sunscreen by thinking it’s a cold winter afternoon and it doesn’t matter. UVA ageing rays are present all year round so applying a face SPF 50 is important to keep wrinkles at bay. Do apply SPF around thirty minutes before stepping out in the open to ensure adequate coverage and protection. If the sunscreen causes your skin to itch, use a sunscreen with additional moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients to hydrate the dry patches.
Our Picks: Age Defence SPF 50+
4. Avoid Harsh Conditions No matter how tempting it is to bathe with hot water, it must be avoided at all costs. Really hot water can damage and sensitise the skin. Use lukewarm water for bathing and try adding a couple of drops of relaxing and calming essential oils such as camomile or lavender for an aromatherapy soak. Always rug up if you are out in cold winds, and give your skin extra nourishment by using a protective oil to prevent moisture loss from the skin. Eat and drink well to keep your system in order, foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are good for calming the skin and will reinforce the protective barrier function of the skin keeping it soft and hydrated whilst rooibos, white and green teas are warming and antioxidant rich, helping to keep the winter bugs at bay. Including flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon and also high quality protein in your diet will help to increase natural oils in your skin and hair.
Our Picks: Multi Active Treatment Oil. A unique, skilfully crafted blend of macadamia, avocado, jojoba and pomegranate oils with revitalising Co enzyme Q 10 and vitamin E.