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Brrr…winter is here and this cold weather means a big drop in temperature & lower humidity.  More time indoors with drier air, heating and hot showers. All these things contribute to drier skin.

Below are 9 tips with some things to try to prevent your skin losing that Summer glow

  1. Hydration – Essential for good skin and good health but it’s a lot easier to enjoy a red wine than the H20 in this cooler weather.

Try incorporating more herbal teas, fruit infused water or warm water.  Try adding lemon or cut up ginger to warm water too as a way to boost immunity and aid digestion.

2. Face Mists –  We tend to think of these as more of a summer staple to refresh and rehydrate. But sitting in a heated office all day is extremely drying to our skin.

Try keeping a mist in the office or a travel size in your hand bag for instant hydration throughout the day. Our Rose and Geranium Face Mist helps to instantly rehydrate and balance skin.

 3. Showers – we all love a hot shower in winter BUT hot water dries out our skin!!!

Try having a luke-warm shower rather than a hot one.  Or try cold blasting at the end of your shower.  There are so many health benefits to finishing with a cold blast.  Check out the blog here

4. Exfoliation – This weather does bring on dry, flaky, scaly skin. Ekk. We know exfoliating year round is so important but in winter our skin really needs it.  Exfoliating helps increase cell turn over which improves dull skin and results in a clearer, brighter complexion.
It also allows product to penetrate deeper which means you’re getting more bang for your buck.

Try exfoliating on the same 2 days each week.  Skin loves routine. Say a Monday and a Thursday/Friday.  Over exfoliating can cause problems for your skin and do more damage than good, so 1-2 times a week is best and BE GENTLE.

5. Cleansing – taking off your make-up at the end of the day is so crucial to healthy glowing skin.  Even if you don’t wear make-up, sweat, sebum and pollution can all build up during the day. Night is when our skin repairs and regenerates so giving it a clean slate and applying a moisturiser before bed is a must.

Try switching from a foaming or water based cleanser to an oil cleanser.  It will help your skin hold on to an extra layer of hydration as it binds the impurities and sebum to the oil to be wiped away which prevents moisture loss when cleansing.  Find out more about cleansing with oil here.

6. Moisturise – moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. At times it’s easy to jump out of the shower in Winter, get dry, get dressed and skip moisturising.  Resist this urge!  A great and easy way to moisturise in winter is to use oils.  You know how much we love oils at Babs and this is why.  Oils really help to nourish, deeply moisturise and protect winter skin.  They’re also extremely fast to apply and absorb quickly.

Try applying our nourishing Body Oil to slightly damp skin straight out of the shower. (Any moisturiser should be applied within 3-5minutes of showering).  Applying it to slightly damp skin means it locks in hydration for a more effective result as well as using a little less product.

If you skin needs a little more TLC, look no further than our body balm – rich, calming, soothing – I keep mine on the bedside table to moisturise legs, elbows,  hands and feet before bed.

7. Hands – our hands do a lot of hard work and are always exposed to the elements. Hands can be one of the first things to show signs of aging.  Besides applying a hand cream regularly…..

Try applying your face oil or serum to the back of your hands at night, before your hand cream/body balm.  This aids more with repairing and regenerating and locks in extra moisture.

8. Winter veg and hearty soups – soups and slow cooked dinners are a great way to get extra antioxidants, vitamins & minerals which help promote collagen production & elastin to keep skin supple and youthful – extremely vital for healthy skin.

Try roasting veg in coconut oil, add some cumin seeds to the veg while roasting. Not a fan of cumin seeds? Try a drizzle of honey and a squeeze of lemon just before serving.

9. AND finally Sun protection – SPF.  This one can slip our mind in the colder months but SPF protection is a must.  An afternoon sitting in the winter sun or long walks are lovely but you may be surprised at how long you’re actually exposed to UV rays.

Try – If I’m heading out during the day and need to wear make-up, I apply {Simple as That} natural sunscreen with a little BB cream over the top for a natural dewy look. Easy.  And remember to reapply.


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