With winter well and truly here, it is so important to look after your skin before your big day arrives (even if you’re not the bride). The change in season will strip your skin of all its essential moisture and natural oils, leaving it dry, irritated and unprotected. The frequent change in temperature from the bitter cold to the heated indoors will also rob your skin of all its natural properties. So to make sure you’re kept looking fresh and healthy during this period, we would like to share some handy tips to protect your skin from the harsh elements.
To avoid stripping your skin from all its essential oils, where possible wash your face and hands in lukewarm water which will ensure your skin doesn’t dry out too quickly.
Moisturise & Exfoliate
It’s important to moisturise immediately after taking a shower or washing your hands. Apply a generous amount to damp skin every day that will help retain all the goodness your skin requires. Think about your skin type and ensure you purchase a formula that is best suited. Avoid petroleum-based ingredients, which can dry your skin out further during the winter months. Exfoliating will also help to remove any dry dead cells leaving your skin feeling smoother and healthier.
Be sure to wrap up warm with hats, gloves and scarves to help protect your skin from cold winds and harsh rain or snow. Don’t forget to continue applying SPF daily to any exposed areas, as the winter sun can be just as damaging as it is during the summer months.
Don’t forget to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water along with any hot drinks you enjoy. Adding fresh lemon to lukewarm water can be refreshing and keep you warm and hydrated at the same time.
Nutrition & Exercise
It’s not just want you put on top of your skin that will help keep your skin looking healthy. Be sure to maintain a rich diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, vitamin C and omega-3s. Do not forget regular exercise too can ensure your skin is left looking its best in time for your big day.