As Winter draws nearer, you’ll notice the days getting shorter you might also notice that your skin’s complexion is missing its usual summer glow.
While we can’t escape the Aussie winter and retreat to a summer Euro trip, you’ll be pleased to know it’s not all bad news.
Lucky for you, we are sharing our top tips to maintaining healthy, glowing skin to perk up that winter dullness.
1. Topical hydration
Hydration is key to keeping your skin healthy during the drier seasons. Pairing your favourite facial moisturiser with a hydration serum will help fight dry, dull skin. Add this powerful combo to your daily skincare routine to encourage cell renewal, collagen production and hydration, and ultimately unveil plump, brighter and more youthful skin.
2. H20…just add water
A seemingly obvious tip - keeping your body hydrated is essential! Drinking a minimum of 1.6 - 2L of water a day is important for our skin’s health year-round, but even more so in the cooler months. Drinking the right amount of water helps your digestive system flush out toxins from the body, which in turn, helps improve your complexion and overall health! Beauty truly does start from the inside for healthy and glowing skin.
3. Be mindful of sugar
During those cold winter spells, we tend to hibernate and crave lots of sugary comfort foods. Although seemingly harmless, overindulging on sweet treats increases our chances of extra blemishes, or even a major breakout. Try replacing some of those sugary comfort foods with healthy alternatives like a peppermint herbal tea over a hot chocolate.
4. Fatten up
This may seem contradictory to our previous hot tip, but we’re sadly not talking about pizza or chocolate. A diet rich in ‘healthy fats’ will help to revive a dry and dull complexion. But this doesn’t have to be boring! Start your day off with a delicious avocado and smoked salmon bagel or make a habit of selecting a handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, or walnuts) as your snack during the day.
5. Get your body moving!
Not only will exercise keep you warm as it gets cooler, but it has also proven benefits for our skin health too. The increase in blood flow and circulation delivers oxygen and beneficial nutrients to the skin, promotes collagen production and cell renewal, and reduces inflammation. As an added bonus, exercise can also aid in slowing our skin’s ageing process!
Now you’ve got all our tips to ensure you’ll be feeling that good summer glow all year round!