Health and Beauty

Banish dry skin this winter

Banish dry skin this winter

Ten tips to combat dry skin this winter.

Winter has arrived and besides rosy cheeks, it also brings along uncomfortable dryness to the skin.

Professional skincare therapist and expert advisor to local skincare brand Naturals Beauty, Jo Snyckers provides 10 tips to combat dry skin this winter:

  • Change your cleanser – if you notice that your skin is becoming sensitive and dry in the winter months, consider using a gentle cleansing milk or cream instead of gels as these can sometimes dehydrate the skin.
  • Exfoliate your skin – gently removing a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin will allow the skin to absorb moisturising ingredients and restore your skin’s natural barrier function.
  • Hydrate overnight – using super hydrating serums and creams at night will comfort the skin and encourage a healthy, glowing skin.
  • Use a hydrating face mask – the active ingredients contained in a good quality hydrating mask will give your Winter skin the boost it needs twice or even three times a week.
  • Sunscreen – it is vital to remember that we need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays everyday even when it is grey and cold outside – all light sources contain UV rays.
  • Wash the skin with lukewarm water – not hot – and immediately moisturise once your skin is dry – also pat the skin don’t rub with a soft, clean towel.
  • Include a serum to give the skin an extra boost – I use an oil based serum such as the Naturals Beauty Anti-Ageing Serum with certified organic rose hip oil which gives my skin what it needs and more.
  • Dry Body Brushing – brushing the skin daily is an incredible practice for many reasons: it exfoliates, it starts your lymphatic system, it increases circulation and it warms you up – skin is visibly glowing and toned after regular, consistent body brushing.
  • We tend to forget about our bodies when it is cold outside – our skin is our biggest organ and needs to be treated top to toe – I use the Naturals Beauty Vanilla Body Butter at least once a day, leaving my skin nourished with a great scent too.
  • Have at least one full body massage and facial treatment per month – not only will this keep your skin comfortable and hydrated but will greatly enhance your sense of well-being from the inside out.

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