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how to keep Winter Skin hydrated

Written by amanda mckenzie


Posted on June 09 2021

Winter Skin 
During winter, skin becomes extremely sensitive to the low humid and dry environment.

Hot Showers  and staying warm do not help much in this case because the internal heat absorbs moisture from your skin and makes your skin even itchier, rough, and dry. Important to keep your skin hydrated

People with highly sensitive skins and with some other skin conditions like eczema are mostly affected in this season.
Extreme dryness on the skin can cause bleeding and can make skin even more sensitive when it
comes in contact with soap or some cloth.
This increases the proneness to other infections as well. That is why it is essential to take good
care of your skin in this dry and cold weather. 
Tips to look after your skin in winter

1. Say no long and hot baths

As a rule of thumb try to cut down on long hot baths  or add some add essential oils to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. If you didn't know it hot water can dehydrate your skin.

Hot showers can remove the natural oils found in your skin and can further diminish the moisture within your skin, which turn makes your skin even drier.
 Some little tips would be to use lukewarm water.
 Do not spend much time in the shower; take a bath for 10 to 15 minutes maximum.
Additionally, use a moisturising cream that will hydrate and smooth your skin.

Steer clear of hard and dry soaps may form cracks in your skin and also wash away the natural oils in your skin. Use mild soaps, preferably those that are non-alkaline and contain high fats and oils. 

2. Use a serum regularly, It will hydrate your skin and leave it glowing. Using a serum on a daily basis is one of the most effective ways to maintain your skin, especially in winter. Try our Prickly Pear deeply hydrating serum that will sooth and plump up your skin. 

Moisturisers restore water and moisture within your skin. You can use your moisturiser with an oil-based cream to gain more benefits. The oilier moisturiser will better protect your skin from losing its water and moisture. 

Moisturisers which are available in an ointment form are considered the most effective and protective ones, as they contain 80% oil and 20% water content. 

Great for all over your body  

3. Use of Humidifier placing a humidifier in your home will add moisture to the air.  

If heat or air conditioning is being pumped through your home whilst you sleep, it wont  matter how many products you slap on, your skin may still experience flakiness, irritation and/or dehydration. That’s why humidifiers can be such a life -changer. Humidifiers increase the water content in the air helping to make the air more humid.  When there’s more moisture in the air, the water from our skin is less likely to evaporate.

4. Exfoliation of skin
Don't forget to exfoliate. Its a must. Skin exfoliation can be extremely beneficial in the winter season as well, despite having dry skin. It will remove the dead cells from the skin but will also contribute to regenerating new cells as well.

Dry brushing is also great for exfoliation as it  unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow-drainage. Alway dry brush upwards towards the heart. 

5. Stay hydrated

Drinking excess water is quite beneficial in dehydration. But if you are not experiencing any dehydration, then drinking water will not cause any effect on the moisture level of your skin. 
You can make your skin more healthy by including some foods in your diets such as plums, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mushrooms to name a few.

Aim for 2-3 litres of water a day and if your are anything like me, I drink a minimum of 2 litres of warm water with fresh lemon and ginger added. YUM 

Ginger &  lemon warm water will provide you with multiple  vitamins and antioxidants that improve your hair and skin. Improving not only your digestion, it will also improve your skin quality and hair texture. Ginger and lemon also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and effectively treats and prevents skin infections. Found in lemons, vitamin A and C help treat hair problems in a natural way. So many cool benefits to this little drink ! 

6. Do not forget the sunscreen
Don’t forget to use a 50+ sunscreen even during the winter season as well. The sun is still extremely harsh high, especially in snowfields. 

7. Clay mask for skin 
Clay has been traditionally used as a wound healer and as a magical ingredient in ancient times for such a long period. 
It was further transformed into clay masks to improve the skin’s overall texture.

About our Turmeric and Vitamin C clay face mask

Clay masks have been known to detoxify your skin and becoming a prominent step in skincare routines. Clay masks which contains turmeric and vitamin C work by absorbing excess oils from your skin. 
Turmeric and Vitamin C clay mask is rich in minerals. These minerals get activated when they come in contact with water and then draw out all the impurities from your skin, leaving a refreshing and cooling effect on your skin.
Clay masks also work as an exfoliate agent by removing dead skin cells from the open pores.
Such oil control and cleaned pores will further provide benefits to your skin, such as glowing complexion, lesser breakouts, and smoother texture.

Evidence suggests  that these clay masks can treat acne or can prevent
ageing. Due to all these reasons, clay masks are widely popular to give you a glow on your skin, even with one single application only.



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