As the temperature starts to drop you may be feeling panicked about what this means for the state of your oh-so-glowy complexion.
While we can’t escape the Aussie winter for a tropical retreat or Euro summer this year, you’ll be pleased to know it’s not all bad news.
Although winter’s cool, dry air paired with the consequent hot showers and indoor heating are the sworn enemy of dewy, plump faces everywhere, maintaining healthy skin through winter all comes down to knowing some simple do’s and don’ts.
So, since we’re the natural skincare experts, we are sharing our top tips to maintaining healthy, glowing skin all season!
As the dropping temperature dries out our skin, the first product many of us turn to is a reliable natural moisturiser. Along with your favourite facial moisturiser, adding a hydration serum to your daily skincare routine will have your skin thinking it’s spring! “Active skincare” ingredients are a beauty-industry buzzword, and for a good reason, and ones such as hyaluronic acid; a natural moisture retainer and vitamin C; a gentle exfoliant, can be used daily. These moisture-loving ingredients help to remove any dry, dead skin cells whilst encouraging collagen production and cell renewal, unveiling plump, hydrated, brighter and more youthful skin. If you’re looking for a vegan, cruelty free hydration serum, our Rejuvenating Hy C Serum will become a fast favourite.
When it comes to glowing skin, beauty truly does start from the inside. Drinking a minimum of 1.6 - 2L of water in 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!) for healthy and glowing skin.
But it’s not just water - everything we eat affects our skin’s appearance. While our cravings for sugary comfort foods often increase as the temperature drops, overindulging will also up our chances of a few extra blemishes, or even a major breakout. So, while are advocates for the ‘everything in moderation’ mentality, we also encourage you consider swapping hot chocolate for herbal tea on some of those cooler mornings ahead.
While long, hot showers can leave you feeling relaxed, they’ll also leave your body parched, with your skin screaming out for moisture. But since we know turning down the heat this winter is not a realistic expectation for all of us, perhaps aim to just take shorter showers this winter. Plus, it’s not only good for your skin, but the environment too!
Post-steam is also the best time to moisturise - while your skin is still damp. This will allow our active natural ingredients to truly penetrate your skin and absorb all the cruelty-free ingredients. So, to rehydrate your winter-ravaged skin, follow your next shower with a liberal application of a natural moisturiser. Sealing the deal with a quality, Australian made moisturiser will help balance your skin’s natural oil levels without clogging your freshly steamed pores. Our facial moisturiser has a comedogenic rating of zero, zilch, nada and is perfect for the job!
Sadly, we’re not talking about pasta or chocolate. However, a diet rich in ‘healthy fats’ will help to revive a dry and dull complexion. Consider starting your day with avocado and smoked salmon on toast, and making a handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, or walnuts) your snack of choice.
Exercise is not only beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing, but it has proven benefits for our skin health, too. By increasing blood flow and circulation, daily exercise can help deliver oxygen and beneficial nutrients to the skin, promoting collagen production and cell renewal. This not only keeps the skin glowing (during and post-workout) but it also aids in slowing our skin’s ageing process – bonus!
With the help of our ethical, Australian made skincare range, implementing a fun, pamper-esque skincare routine is easy. We recommend starting with a deep cleanse using our gel cleanser which is water-based and free from synthetic parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates and phthalates. This means it’s gentle on the skin and won’t dry it out, while also drawing on hempseed oil to hydrate naturally. Don’t forget to rinse this off with lukewarm water – keeping in mind the hotter the temperature, the more dehydrating this will be for your skin. Follow this up with a purifying toner, before locking in all the nutrient-rich goodness with a targeted hydrating serum, eye cream and moisturiser. With a killer routine like this, you’re sure to feel as glowy as we dew!