Monday, November 12, 2018

WINTER SKINCARE SURVIVAL TIPS

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing Through The Winter Months

Which means it's time to beef up your beauty routine. The elements can be extremely drying and damaging for the skin.  And what with so much time spent indoors with the central heating cranked up, winter can quite literally suck the life right out of our skin! A little dramatic, I know, but it's important to pay attention to your skins's seasonal needs and adjust accordingly.

As the temperatures drop, and the air gets drier, our skin can become dehydrated and cracked.  When the skin loses it's moisture barrier it weakens its ability to protect itself.  This is why your summer beauty regime - when humidity is higher - just won't cut it during the cold winter months.

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READ YOUR SKINCARE INGREDIENT LABELS

Some skincare products are marketed in rather deceiving ways. Making all kinds of wonderful skin-enhancing promises. But, if you have to google most of the ingredients on the label, the chances are, it probably won't do what it says on the jar! Some of these ingredients can be irritating, drying and downright damaging for our skin (and health). Especially if you suffer from eczema related skin issues, which can be made all the more worse during the cold, wintery months.  This is when the skin needs a little extra TLC!




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DULL SKIN & CENTRAL HEATING

EXFOLIATION IS KEY TO GLOWING SKIN

During the winter months, skin can feel rough and dry, leading to a dull, lackluster complexion. Unfortunately central heating plays a HUGE role in this! When air is heated up it sucks the moisture out of our skin. Long periods of time spent indoors with the heating on high, leaves the skin feeling dry, rough and tight. Regular exfoliation is key to a glowing complexion!

Homemade sugar scrubs are a wonderful, gentle way to revive a dull complexion. Cane sugar has a high GLYCOL ACID content, which is a type of ALPHA-HYDROXY ACID (AHA). These acids get to work at the epidermal layers of the skin, dissolving the cement that holds dead skin cells together. They slough off dull, rough skin, increase cellular renewal and even stimulate collagen. Thus leading to plump, glowing skin!




If you haven't already, download my Sugar Scrub Recipe ebook. You can mix brown sugar with different ingredients and oils to suit your skin. AHA's have always been my favourite form of exfoliation, no other type gets my skin quite so soft. And making your own by blending raw cane sugar with organic plant oils (that suit your skin type) can be a nice hydration boost too.  Skin should not feel stripped after scrubbing.. it should feel and LOOK nourished and glowing! 







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NIGHTCREAM

BEDTIME IS A TIME FOR RENEWAL

Beauty sleep is actually real, because while you sleep cell mitosis is happening.  Meaning, your skin cells are regenerating.  Cell mitosis, or cell division is when a healthy skin cell divides, making two new, genetically identical cells. This is when our skin needs nutrients the most. During renewal mode is when you'll get maximum impact from your active, anti-aging ingredients like retinols, hyaluronic acid, peptides and niacinamide. 

The skin's oil production peaks at midday, with less sebum excretion at night.  So, while you are sleeping, when your skin does not have a protective layer of natural oils, you lose water.  Losing water from the skin is called trans epidermal water loss, and it happens at the end of the day and during the night. It's important to replenish the water loss with nourishing moisturizers at bedtime, especially if you tend to have the heating on high!  This is why a good night cream (with natural ingredients) is so important during the winter months.  These night creams have no nasty, drying ingredients;

AERIN Rose Night Cream




JUICE BEAUTY Night Care




TRILOGY Rosapene Night Cream



ANTIPODES
Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream




BOTANICALS Nourish Night Balm