Winter Skincare: Combat The Flake! How to Take Care of Dry Skin.

Winter Skincare: Combat The Flake! How to Take Care of Dry Skin.

We’re a month into winter in Australia and many of us will be dealing with the same irritation - dry skin! Cold, windy weather, warm heaters, beanies and low humidity can strip the moisture from our skin, leaving it feeling rough, itchy and tight.

You can combat the flake and heal your skin to feel and look great by following our essential winter skin tips below:

Switch to a gentle cleanser
Find a good quality cream or oil cleanser formulated for dry/sensitive skin. Harsh cleansers strip away your natural oils, making dryness much worse. A good cream or oil cleanser will help to protect and nourish your natural skin barrier.

Avoid hot showers
While a hot shower in winter might sound magical, it can actually strip away your skins natural oils and contribute to dryness. Turn up the cold tap a smidge and wash in lukewarm water instead, and limit your shower or bath time to no more than 10 minutes.

Exfoliate gently
Your first instinct when you see dry skin is probably to exfoliate since exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells. However, exfoliation on skin that’s already dry can be further damaging to your skin. Be gentle and stick to light exfoliation once a week to avoid further irritation and make sure you nourish your skin afterwards.

Hydrate from within
Drinking water isn’t just good for your insides. Your skin is your largest organ and it needs to be hydrated from within as well as externally. Drink plenty of water. Winter is a great time to sip on delicious herbal teas or warm water with lemon, which are also great for you!

Protect your skin
Cold wind and indoor heating can both contribute to moisture loss from the skin. Protect your skin by wearing gloves, scarves, and hats when outdoors, and try to maintain a comfortable indoor humidity level with a humidifier. This helps to prevent your skin from drying out.

Moisturise regularly and choose your products wisely
Moisturising is key to combating dry skin in winter. Choose skincare products with rich, nourishing and gentle ingredients that will replenish the natural skin barrier and lock in moisture. Our Universal Body Oil is your skins best friend for this. Apply top to toe, morning and night and immediately after showering.

We’re here to help you love your skin! Let us know if we can help you achieve your goals.

Aki Sunday x
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