5 ways to avoid dry skin
- Change your moisturiser to something a bit heavier during the cooler months. A cream moisturiser will work wonders on dry, lifeless skin! Keep in mind your skincare routine may need changing as the weather cools down. If you don't already have a face oil in your skincare routine, winter is a good time to start incorporating one. Face oils can be used under a heavy or light moisturiser and add an extra layer of nourishment and hydration to the skin. Our favourite is Thursday Plantation's Ultra Hydrating Daily Face Oil, it sinks into the skin seamlessly, is naturally-derived and leaves your skin feeling nourished and soft.
- Use a humidifier in your house. Not only can adding a humidifier help ward off airborne viruses, they're great for preventing dry and dull skin. As we have well and truly learnt, the cold air in winter reduces the moisture from our skin and can cause flaking, a humidifier can restore moisture to the air so you avoid this.
- If you haven't already, add an exfoliating step in your skincare routine - this will help buff away flaky dead skin cells.
- Shower in warm water, not hot. Hot water can dry your skin out further - and that's definitely not what you want!
- Drink lots of water and eat lots of hydrating foods: think leafy greens (celery, we're looking at you) and fruits like oranges and melons. Be sure to avoid dehydrating drinks such as coffee and alcohol... if you can.
Go-to products for hydrated and nourished skin
- Cleanse, tone (optional - make sure it's alcohol-free as this dries out skin even more), face oil, eye cream, moisturiser and sunscreen (daytime).
- Exfoliate in the shower, apply a body oil and use a lip balm to seal in moisture.