With winter upon us our skin can change in type and condition. Not only can it feel dry and dehydrated, but look dull and lacklustre.
Those who suffer from rosacea and eczema may also experience symptoms with the cooler weather. It’s time to change up your skincare routine to meet your skin’s needs; so put aside the SPF’s and refreshing toners and amp up the moisture.
Here are some of my go-to natural skin saviours to keep dry skin at bay this winter.
La Mav Hyaluronic Serum
If your moisturiser is no longer cutting it, boost your moisture levels with an oil or serum. Natural hyaluronic acid is Mother Nature’s moisture magnet quenching thirsty skin in a flash by helping it retain hydration levels. La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum is my top pick for dehydration.
Mukti Hydrating Moisturiser
When choosing a winter-time moisturiser, choose something that will encourage cellular turnover and put factors such as sun protection as a lower priority. Look for those containing naturally derived Vitamin A and Omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. Mukti’s Hydrating Moisturiser has a beautiful silky feel and contains native plant extracts to repair the skin by night.
Lily Lolo BB Cream
If your skin is feeling dry, blur the line between skin care and makeup with a BB Cream rather than foundation since it works as a moisturiser and foundation in one. Lily Lolo’s BB Cream is just bursting with skin loving natural ingredients including Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils that’ll care for your skin while perfecting it. It’s ideal for light coverage when used alone for healthy looking, radiant skin.
MV Organic Skincare Instant Revival
If your skin is seriously tired and stressed and you need an instant pick-me-up, reach for MV Organic Skincare’s Skin Booster that will give skin a healthy glow when nothing else will do. It is also ideal for mature skin types and for use as a makeup primer. I reach for this natural beauty when needing a healthy glow for special occasions.
Vanessa Megan Petigrain Cleanser
Opt for a creamy and comforting cleanser that will give skin the TLC it needs; Vanessa Megan’s Petigrain Cleanser is oh so nourishing! Better still the “petit” grains work as a gentle scrub, which is great since dehydrated skin cells turn over more slowly, causing a buildup of dead skin that can look dull and flaky. I also recommend removing your cleanser with a muslin cloth which also works as a mild exfoliant.
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
If you are looking for a multitasking skin saviour for face and body look no further than Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream. Containing honey it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and a must for every bathroom cabinet. Use as a cleanser, makeup primer, as a remedy for eczema and psoriasis, to nourish dry skin, as a lip balm, to help prevent stretch marks. Certainly it’s an all-round beauty essential and must-have for every bathroom cabinet.
Eco Tan Winter Skin
Tired of pasty winter skin, opt for a healthy self tanner to give skin a gorgeous golden glow, the healthy way. Eco Tan’s Winter Skin using all natural and certified organic ingredients in its formula. The self tan colour is derived from cacao (yes chocolate!) so is very bronze and natural looking. Remember to exfoliate before applying for best results.
Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask
Treat your skin once a week to a moisture mask to help keep it hydrated and radiant during the colder winter months. Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask is my pick for comfort and moisture, it also has fabulous anti-ageing and inflammatory properties, diminishing the appearance of fine lines. It is skin comfort in a bottle!
Remember our skin is a mirror to our inner health; skin care alone will not restore it to its optimum condition. Be sure to bolster your beauty from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and loading up on omega-3s (essential fatty acids found in foods such as oily fish, seeds and nuts). Exercise and water also improve our skin’s health; sweating keeps our skin hydrated while flushing out impurities and toxins.
Nina Weston is founder of BeautifulBecause.com.au, eco chic beauty store and guide, stocking the finest natural brands.