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Skin hacks to keep your skin gorgeous all season

Winter doesn’t have to be a time of skin woes. By following these three natural winter skin hacks, shared with us by Eco Diva Natural founder Nicole Sherwin, you can maintain a gorgeous glow all season long. Hydrate and moisturise. Exfoliate. And nourish your skin from within.

Hydration heroes … drink up and moisturise. The key to combating winter skin is hydration. Start from within by drinking plenty of filtered or spring water throughout the day. You can also sip on some hearty warm herbal teas. Herbal teas like chamomile, green tea, and peppermint are not only soothing but also packed with antioxidants that help combat inflammation and protect your skin from environmental stressors. 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. Pamper your body as well, as skin is one organ, so the whole organ needs care. A luxurious body butter or vitamin-rich body oil or scrub will keep your skin supple and smooth from head to toe.

Eco Diva Natural Glow Up Body Scrub, R340 • And Ultimate Face Cream, R415. All from ecodiva.co.za

Exfoliation elixir … buff away dryness. Exfoliation is a game-changer when it comes to achieving a healthy winter glow. 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-exfoliation, which can lead to irritation. Remember to be gentle and let the exfoliator do the work – no need for harsh scrubbing! Your skin will thank you with a renewed radiance.

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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, which 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.

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