It’s officially winter and staying indoors until the temperature is above our age to avoid dry skin means it's going to be a long cold season. Cold weather combined with unrelenting winds, and high temps when indoors wreaks havoc on our skin. Here’s 6 essential winter skin tips to help you achieve hydrated summer skin all year long:
AVOID ALCOHOL IN YOUR SKINCARE
We all know that alcohol in skincare further dries your skin, so here is your annual reminder to ditch products with high alcohol content. Here at SKINNED, we don’t waste our time with alcohol, parabens and SLS, and we only use cruelty-free vegan ingredients. Achieve your dreamiest skin yet with our range of body oils as they tick all of the boxes; non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and decadent AF scents.
EAT MORE HEALTHY FATS
Nutrition is important for your health and your organs. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and often the most neglected. Healthy fats keep our skin supple, moisturised and essential for skin health. Shake up your winter diet and implement some healthy fats such as fatty fish, avocados, walnuts and dark chocolate to name a few. Dig into that smashed avo guilt free!
Don’t let the freezing temps fool you. The sun rays are still strong and can be extremely damaging to our skin. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer IN THE WORLD, with two in three Aussies being diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Slip! Slop! Slap!
STOP OVER EXFOLIATING!
It turns out you unfortunately can have too much of a good thing! As tempting as it can be to slough off your wintery skin, be warned that dry, irritated, and peeling skin can also be signs of over-exfoliation. Just like anything in skincare, or life TBH, exfoliating should be done in moderation, ideally 1-2 times a week.
BE SHOWER SAVVY
A hot steamy shower (or bath) during the wintery months is a love language on its own (hello… it's me!). And although it might feel good at the time, it can lead to excessively dry skin. Dial back the heat to lukewarm and pat dry rather than rubbing aggressively. Follow through with your favourite SKINNED Body Oil and turn moisturising from a chore to a full blown experience!
SKINVESTMENT: INVEST IN A HYALURONIC ACID ACTIVE FACIAL SERUM
We love an active facial serum at SKINNED HQ, and a continual favourite amongst the girls here is Divine Ordinary, which is activated with collagen, vitamin c AND hyaluronic acid. Collagen has been the beauty buzz ingredient in recent years and for good reason! Collagen naturally makes up 70% of our dermis (the second and thickest layer of the three major layers of skin). Collagen has one job: to plump, hydrate and condition the skin. When paired with powerhouse Vitamin C, collagen production is boosted long-term, resulting in radiant complexions. Designed to nourish and hydrate your skin, active face serums are the ideal ‘next step’ after cleansing and prior to moisturising. If you are wanting to take the first step in leveling up your skincare regime, look no further! Aside from collagen and Vitamin C, this active facial serum is also enriched with hyaluronic acid, delivering around-the-clock hydration.