8 steps to glowing skin post Winter
The cooler months are almost behind us, but our skin may be looking a little lacklustre and dehydrated. Here are 8 simple ways to revive your winter skin:
Dull looking skin comes from a buildup of dead cells on the skin's surface. It’s important to get a good exfoliator for your face (and body) to instantly smooth, clarify and brighten your skin. Your products will also absorb into your skin much more easily without this extra barrier.
Don’t skip the Vitamin C
Vitamin C is the sunshine of skin care. It repairs the visible signs of premature aging and leaves you looking bright and nourished. Find a high potency Vitamin C serum for maximum benefits.
Exercise that makes you break a sweat aids skin tone, flushes out toxins and calms puffiness. An infrared sauna will also leave you sweaty and glowing without you having to move a muscle.
Embrace facial oils
Face oils are the fastest way to soothe and nourish dehydrated skin. They are packed with essential fatty acids that lock in hydration and prevent water loss. So if you need to rejuvenate your skin after a harsh season, a face oil is a must. We apply ours before bed.
Don a hydration mask
The lockdowns have made masks a self-care essential, and there is no better time to indulge (be it 10 minutes or overnight). A hydrating mask nourishes the skin leaving the skin plump, dewy and ultra-hydrated.
Face rollers are the newest beauty craze for good reason. Face rolling tools are typically made from jade, rose quartz or other crystals. Use to gently massage the face and stimulate the lymphatic system to get rid of toxins, ease muscle tension, decrease puffiness and stimulate blood-flow to increase your glow. Yes please!
Bring on the Vitamin D
Get some sunshine. Over Winter our Vitamin D stores get depleted as our incidental sun exposure reduces. Vitamin D is essential to the function of our skin and hair. So soak up those rays, but don’t forget the SPF!
Chew the fat
If you really want to glow then load up on the good fats. Salmon, trout, sardines, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, eggs, olives, olive oil and avocado. Added bonus, these foods will also aid your gut health and provide you with essential nutrients.