Cold and frosty days of winter might bring more than rosy cheeks to most of us. The oil that we didn’t want during the summer months has now gone leaving dry, chapped and flaking skin (at the very least). As soon as we turn up the indoor heating the skin gets dry.
You might find that the moisturiser you use in the summer is not working for you during the winter months? As the seasons change so should you. Products are important, not necessarily the price of the products. Look for a moisturiser which is oil based for your winter routine, chose oils that are appropriate for the face Aloe Vera, Tea Tree and Antioxidants.
Antioxidants help regulate melanin formation, increase the skin's repair rate, and encourage circulation.
You only have 3 minutes to add moisture back to the skin before it seals itself off!! Wash, towel dry, use your deep conditioning moisturiser to get the most out of your products and to protect your skin.. Sealing in essential moisture is a paramount beauty step in keeping your skin hydrated.
Feed your Skin
A healthy diet is always a good diet. During the long hard winter months this is on the top of my skin care list, don’t neglect your fruit and veg which are generally associated with summer days. Eat foods that contain Omega 3s like Salmon, Walnuts and add a little Flax Seed oil to your diet. Exercise is also a contributing factor to keeping your skin looking wonderful. Added Circulation pumping the blood from cell to cell, a little exercise is naturally invigorating and helps your wellbeing.
Seek a Specialist
If you are suffering with skin conditions that are more than a little flaky dry skin, it is recommended that you seek expert advice, skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea is not usually caused by cold weather though this might aggravate it.