Every year when winter comes around Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our skin. Fierce winds, dry air, gas heaters and temperature fluctuations between the indoors and outdoors can leave our skin feeling dry and flaky. Not to mention the effect that the extra, warm comfort food we like to enjoy or the fact that we’re probably feeling a little rundown in the midst of a busy year has on our complexion.
Before you give into your winter woes by covering a dull and dry complexion under lathers of foundation, simply understanding what and how to treat the likely cause is the secret to embracing the season and creating an even more gorgeous, healthy glow.
How to beat dehydrated skin this winter…
As the temperature drops, so too does our skin’s ability to maintain hydration. When exposed to the dryer air, colder temperatures and artificial heaters, our skin layers experience a lack of water, which can lead to premature ageing, wrinkles, dry patches, breakouts and rosacea.
Keeping our skin moisturised and nourished is key to a glowing, plump complexion in the cooler months. And as our skin is the body’s largest organ, it is also essential that we protect it so we can maintain good health over the year.
Follow these three secrets to achieve glowing, hydrated skin during winter:
1. A quality face mask is a weekly essential.
A quality face mask that will combat dryness and quench dehydrated skin should be a key part of your weekly skincare ritual. However, it’s important to choose your mask wisely as the quality of ingredients and therefore results are not the same across the board.
Our clay infused treatment masks blend Australia’s native super extracts and oils with exclusive gemstones and New Zealand glacial clay to create a nourishing and hydrating treatment for the skin.
The rare, mineral-rich glacial clay we use in our masks is amongst the purest in the world and has a naturally high negative chemical charge that binds and draws out chemicals and toxins in the skin. This process encourages cell renewal and collagen production through deep detoxification and leaves the skin feeling nourished, hydrated and plump.
You’ll find this amazing, quenching ingredient in each of our masks, as well as hyaluronic acid, which acts as a youth-boosting ingredient that holds 1,000 times it’s own weight in water, helping to replenish and plump the skin during the dry, cool months
Glacial Glow: this luxurious mask is formulated to restore and brighten damaged, pigmented, dull or uneven skin by absorbing toxins and chemicals and protecting the skin from the harsh winter weather and pollutants. Click here to shop this mask now.
Glacial Lift: this sleep mask invites you to wake up to glowing, ultra-hydrated skin. This luxurious mask is infused with the rare glacial clay, hyaluronic acid and rare diamonds that optimise the penetration of the masks’s ingredients and help to lift and tighten your complexion for a luminous glow. Click here to shop this mask now.
I Am Delicate: this luxurious mask is ideal for rejuvenating and hydrating sensitive, inflamed and dry delicate skin. Infused with soothing aloe leaf extract, coconut oil and cucumber oil rich in antioxidants, the mask provides nutrients that deeply hydrate and accelerate skin healing. Click here to shop this mask now.
I Am Purifying: this beautiful mask boosts the hydration of the skin whilst clearing your complexion of acne and impurities and protecting your pores from dirt, oil and pollutants. The detoxifying process is key to removing impurities that are preventing the hydrating ingredients from doing their job. Click here to shop this mask now.
Using your mask 1-3 times a week or as recommended will help keep your skin hydrated over the dry winter months.
2. Nourish your complexion from the inside out.
We believe in the holistic approach to health and promote the importance of a healthy, balanced diet for a glowing complexion. Foods rich in essential
fatty acids (such as salmon and olive oil) can help boost your cell’s ability to retain moisture, therefore keeping your body hydrated.
Avoid junk food and refined sugar as these aren’t good for the body and agitate the skin.
3. Drink your 2 litres of water a day.
This might seem like an obvious solution, but with the cooler weather upon us it can be easy to forget to drink the eight glasses of filtered water that our body needs each day.
If you don’t love drinking your H20 in its natural glory, add a little cucumber to your glass for taste and a dose of antioxidants.
Our number one tip is to listen to your body. We only have one, so its important that we give it the love it deserves.
Now go and enjoy the cooler months as your bright and beautiful self!