- Posted by Sarah
- On August 7, 2016
- 1 Comments
Winter is awesome when it comes to fashion, hot chocolate and soups – but it is the worst when it comes to your skin!
My skin has taken a huge knock this year. I’ve had dry, itchy, scaly, cracked, red and very angry skin the last few months and it has been a big learning curb fixing it all. I have always had oily skin and so never struggled with these dreadful winter skin woes. I don’t know if it’s because this year has been dreadfully dry or if it’s because I am 30 now and slowly deteriorating – but dry skin has become one of my enemies now.
I have put together a few tips that have really helped me so far.
The most important tip, and it’s a tip we hear all the time and just want to punch whoever says this in their hydrated faces, but WATER is literally the best thing you can drink for your skin! You need to drink water whether it’s fresh from the filtration system, warm with some lemon or infused with herbal teas you seriously need to drink as much water as you can.
You need to up your skin products. No matter how awesome your skin is, winter brings a whole lot of fresh free radical that are itching to destroy. You need to use something that incorporates anti oxidants, humectants, hyaluronic acid and water soluble oils. Either get a richer moisturiser or add a nourishing/hydrating serum. You can also swap your foam cleanser for a milky cleanser. And remember to carry on exfoliating!
There are loads of easy diy scrubs, face masks and spritzers you can make at home – and they won’t be flooded with preservatives either.
You might want to stock up on a few different oils too, especially coconut oil it is jam packed with protein, fatty acids, vitamin E and essential nutrients. You can use it straight on the skin, pop some in a soaking bath, make some body butter, add some sugar for a body scrub or use it with all your cooking and ingest it!
And most importantly, indulge in a facial! Environ’s facials are packed with vitamins and anti oxidants that will brighten and nourish your skin! A light peel will help to get rid of the build of sallow skin cells, a massage will bring fresh blood to cleanse your underlying structures and muscles and a mask to pack your skin with essential vitamins!
These are just a few thing that have helped me, would love to hear about your dry skin hacks?