Hot chocolate, luxe wool coats, snuggling up with a delightfully trashy romance novel and your favorite comfort food are all reasons to look forward to cozy winter days. Dry skin? Not so much. Cold weather, low humidity levels, and indoor heating can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it feeling tight, flaky and like it needs a week long Hawaiian holiday. There’s no need for the winter blues because we have the know-how to help you restore your skin's natural moisture balance and enjoy nourished, radiant skin even in the harshest winter months. Let us show you our five favorite ways to prevent dry winter skin and maintain a healthy and glowing complexion all winter long.
Repeat After Us: Hydration
An essential remedy for dry winter skin is proper hydration and this starts from the inside out.
It's important to replenish the moisture that is lost due to the cold weather and indoor heating. An easy way to do this is by upping your water intake and opting for hydrating beverages like herbal teas or infused water. Currently our favorite combination is strawberries and cucumber, for water that tastes like a bougie day spa. You can also invest in a good quality humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home, which can help prevent your skin from drying out.
Go Easy On The Cleansing
During winter, it's really important to be mindful of your facial cleansing routine. Harsh cleansers can strip away the skin's natural oils, exacerbating dryness. Choose a gentle, moisturising cleanser that will cleanse your skin without causing further irritation or dryness. Look for cleansing products that contain nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, or glycerin to help retain moisture in the skin. If you are looking to up your cleansing game, our Empower Facial Cleanser cleans, protects and balances without stripping your skin of precious natural oils.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
The cornerstone of any winter skincare routine is a high-quality moisturiser. Look for a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for dry skin and provides long-lasting hydration. Ingredients like shea butter, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and natural oils such as jojoba or nut oisl can help restore moisture and create a protective barrier on the skin. Apply moisturiser immediately after cleansing while your skin is still slightly damp to lock in the moisture. If you are on the hunt for a deeply nourishing but lightweight moisturiser with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and macadamia oil, our Gentle Hydrating Moisturiser is the perfect addition to your winter routine. Need something even more nourishing? Try our Aurora Night Oil with olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia, evening primrose oil and blue tansy as the last step of your nighttime routine.
Exfoliation with Caution
"Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine, but during winter, it's crucial to be gentle."
Over-exfoliating can further dry out and irritate the skin. Opt for a gentle exfoliant or a chemical exfoliator that will remove dead skin cells without causing micro-tears or excessive dryness. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a week to maintain a healthy balance. If you are looking for a gentle but effective way to exfoliate over winter our natural AHA/BHA night mask Blue Butterfly Enzyme Sleep Mask, is the perfect addition to your routine.
Don’t Forget About Your Body
We tend to be very diligent with our face skincare routine but looking after the skin on our body can fall off our list. As the largest organ in the body it is really important that we look after every inch of our gorgeous skin and natural oils can be a game-changer in combating winter dryness. They provide intense hydration and nourishment to the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and protected. If you are looking to add natural oils to your routine, our Self-Love Body Oil and Tansy Cocoon Body Oil are the perfect place to start.
Our Self-Love Body Oil is a nourishing blend of natural ingredients infused with geranium, bergamot, mandarin, and neroli essential oils. These oils are rich in vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that rejuvenate and restore the skin, leaving it smooth, soft, and delicately scented. Plus it is infused with organic roses for a little bit of extra luxury.
For a deeply calming and restorative experience, our Tansy Cocoon Body Oil is a perfect choice. It features a blend of blue tansy, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, lavender oil, mandarin oil, and patchouli. This unique combination calms inflammation, soothes dry and irritated skin, and nourishes the body, making it an ideal remedy for winter skin concerns.
Bonus tip: If you’re a lazy girl like us, you can also add a few drops to your bath for a low maintenance hydration option that also happens to smell like a dream.
Don't let winter dryness dampen your spirits or your skin, with the right routine it can be just another season to enjoy the beautiful skin you’re in. Remember to hydrate, cleanse gently, moisturise, exfoliate with caution, and don’t forget to look after the skin on your body with natural oils like our Self-Love Body Oil and Tansy Cocoon Body Oil. Your skin will be loved-up and glowing all season long. Now back to that hot chocolate and romance novel…