By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor
My skin has been SO dry these past few months. Argh! This is because in Winter, the decreased humidity and the cold air wears down your skin’s barrier, which means red, dry or irritated skin. But there’s still time to give your skin the lovin’ in needs. Here are four cool hacks to help your skin stay nourished and well hydrated – plus it doubles as self-care… bliss!
1// Cut down on your shower time
Having an extra-long hot shower when the temps are down may feel nice at the time but in the long run, it isn’t great for your skin. Too much exposure to water during the cooler months can actually irritate the skin more, causing it to become drier. So cut your shower time in half and try showering once a day. This won’t only benefit your skin but also your water bills and the environment.
2 // Exfoliate once or twice a week
It’s important we give our skin the extra TLC it needs and remove dead skin cells to keep our skin smooth by exfoliating once or twice a week. A good body scrub like Natura Siberica Oblepikha and honey body scrub removes dead skin cells and impurities in our pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh, rejuvenated and revitalised. You will also find that your skin will feel noticeably smoother and less susceptible to breakouts.
3 // Lock-In The Moisture
Along with the cold air and additional heating that Winter brings, harsh chemicals and other environmental pollutants also play a role in damaging the outermost layer of our skin. This damage can leave the skin dry and itchy, and unable to retain adequate moisture. Luckily, Rosehip and other oils may be useful for repairing the skin as a natural barrier, so if you suffer from dry, itchy facial skin pop on an oil such as Australian Certified organic RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil after a bath or shower.
4 // Indulge in a face mask
Face masks are the perfect quick-fix for almost any skin concerns during the cooler months, giving your skin the instant moisture boost it needs. Natura Siberica Northern White Purifying Mask is ideal for dry and normal skin types, intensively hydrating and smoothing the surface of your skin. Your complexion will be left brighter, firmer, and with a youthful glow.