How to stay body beautiful this winter
Winter has settled in and that means it’s time to give our skin some extra TLC.
The cooler temperatures and lack of humidity in the air can be drying and damaging on our skin, especially if you’re on the sensitive side.
But it’s not just our faces that suffer at this time of year. As well as the cold, central heating and winter clothing made from irritating fabrics can make sensitive skin even more uncomfortable.
Here are some simple tips and tweaks you can make to keep your skin nourished and glowing from head to toe.
A hot shower or soak in the bath are always welcome when the temperature drops. But hot water can break down the lipids in your skin. These are essential fats that help the skin retain moisture. Without them skin can get dry, itchy and irritable. So when you can, choose lukewarm water instead.
In winter, we like to use our Gentle Genius Camellia & Bergamot Body Wash.
The nourishing organic ingredients have been chosen to keep skin feeling hydrated and calm – not tight or irritated. Just what you need for this drying season.
Choose your winter moisturiser wisely. A lot of moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients, which can actually dry out your skin. Go for a moisturiser with natural, nourishing ingredients.
We recommend our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream.
It’s specially formulated with certified organic plant oils and butters that deeply nourish very dry or aggravated skin. Calming Calendula helps relieve irritation, while Confrey helps soothe itchy skin.
For dryer areas like hands and feet a top tip is to apply our Head to Toe Hero Buriti Balm at night, then wear cotton gloves and socks to lock in the moisture.
We need to hydrate our skin from the inside too. As well as upping your intake of water, eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water can also boost hydration levels.
Vitamin C-rich ones, like oranges, increase collagen production and plump up your complexion too. Not to mention helping to ward off the seasonal colds.
It’s easy to forget to slough off dead skin cells, impurities and dirt in the colder months, especially on our hands. But by exfoliating regularly, the bright, healthy skin beneath can really shine through.
Be sure to use a non-abrasive exfoliator, like our Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator. With perfectly round jojoba beads it gently buffs the skin without irritating it.
Winter skin tends to be more fragile. So it’s a good idea to keep track of your wardrobe when you’re experiencing flare ups. Fabrics like wool can cause irritation, and washing detergents can have an impact too.
This is especially important if you’re prone to eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.
Here’s to happy skin all winter long!