Ooooh, the chilly Winter months! They’re great for some things, like cosy fireplaces, hot chocolate and skiing. But the cold and dry air can also play havoc with your skin, so it’ll need a little extra care and attention to stay comfortable, soft and hydrated in Winter.
While it might be tempting to warm up with long, hot baths and showers, you’ll need to minimize that as much as you can in Winter. Baths that are too hot, and too much time spent in the bath can strip you skin of natural moisture and really dry you out. Go for slightly cooler and shorter baths and showers, and make sure to slather the body with a moisturising cream or oil as soon as you get out of the bath. When your skin is damp, it absorbs more moisture, so you’ll be getting more out of your product and treating your skin by doing so.
For a wonderful body treatment oil, try Clarins Body Treatment Oil (Soothing & Relaxing.) The most natural way of combating stress. Formulated with 100% pure plant extracts and aromatic oils, Relaxing Body Oil is recommended to combat fatigue, stress and tension after physical activity. GREAT for after your evening bath or shower! Smells sooo good too!
Winter skin is hidden away by layers of clothing, so it’s tempting to leave out some skincare steps, like exfoliation. My advice is, don’t leave it out! Exfoliating stops the build up of dead skin cells, which can cause even more drying out if left unattended. Body brushing is a great way to exfoliate the skin, and increase circulation, which keeps skin super-healthy, nourished and soft.
Or, try a luxurious, moisturising exfoliant like NUXE Body Fondant Body Scrub. A thick, rich cream with Orange Blossom and Almond Blossom petals and 100% plant-based exfoliants (Orange, Lychee and Walnut), that effectively sloughs of dead cells, refines the skin’s texture and leaves skin velvet soft.
Instead of washing your face twice a day, aim for only once, before bedtime, as too much washing also strips natural oil. If your skin feels more sensitive and irritated in Winter, try switching to a fragrance free or natural skincare range to minimize irritation.
Fine Lines Be GONE!
Then, there’re those pesky fine lines (nah, not wrinkles) that seem more prominent in the dry Winter. Don’t let that happen, just top up your skincare with a moisturizer that contains collagen, antioxidants and peptides, to smooth things out a bit! A super-effective choice is Exuviance Collagen Triple Boost Serum – plumping serum that combines seven potent collagen boosters to maximize skin’s natural collagen at every level; building new collagen and protecting it and its surrounding support matrix. NeoGlucosamine® builds Hyaluronic Acid while Matrixyl® Peptides stimulate new collagen. Gardenia Cell Extract blocks damaging enzymes for collagen.
Exuviance Collagen Triple Boost Serum is added with four Amino Acids that provide skin with the building blocks of new collagen. Skin appears more lifted and firmer and contour is improved. Youthful volume is restored to skin that has lost its elasticity and firmness.
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