Staying hydrated, healthy and on track with your skin care regime is already a schlep in summer, but during winter it just seems to be that much more of a chore. A little discipline, however, does go a long way and will certainly pay off when you look in the mirror.
You might think that you have less to worry about in winter, as your skin is not exposed to as much sunlight, and you’ve (hopefully) changed to your winter skincare range that already gives you more hydration and moisture. Keep in mind that the winter air, both inside and outside, is that much dryer, which is not doing your skin any favours.
To help you get on top of dry, flaky skin and red patches, we’ve asked Eco Diva Natural to share three tips to boost your skin’s health and appearance from within this winter. Gorgeous skin, here we come:
- Hydrated skin is happy skin: The key to combating winter skin is hydration. Start from within by drinking plenty of filtered or spring water throughout the day. Additionally, invest in a rich, nourishing moisturiser that suits your skin type and balances your skin microbiome. Look for ingredients like superfoods, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, vitamin C and squalene to lock in moisture and protect your skin’s barrier. Apply the moisturiser twice daily, and don’t forget to pamper your body as well, as skin is one organ, so the whole organ needs your tender loving care. A luxurious body butter or vitamin-rich body oil/scrub will keep your skin supple and smooth from head to toe. Our fave winter cream: The Ultimate Face Cream, R 415.00
- Exfoliation is a game-changer: Gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells, allowing your moisturisers and serums to penetrate more effectively. Opt for a mild exfoliating scrub that won’t irritate your skin. Go for natural and go for simple. Apply and exfoliate once or twice a week to avoid over doing it, which can lead to irritation. Remember to be gentle and let the exfoliator do the work – no need for harsh scrubbing! Kindness is queen, always. Your skin will thank you with a renewed radiance. Our tip: The Ecofoliant Skin Polish, R 450.00
- Nourish from within: What you eat has a direct impact on your skin’s health. During winter, load up on foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in your diet to provide essential nutrients for your skin. Foods like avocados, walnuts, berries, and spinach are particularly beneficial. Consider adding a daily supplement of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help combat dryness and inflammation. Also include superfoods like baobab, maca, hemp seeds and spirulina also offer wonders in hydrating skin from the inside out. Remember, a nourished gut and body equals healthy, vibrant, glowing skin. Something we all need. Our winter go-to: The Glow Up Body Scrub, R 340.00