10 Tips to banish dry skin this winter
Winter has arrived and apart from rosy cheeks, it unfortunately also brings along uncomfortable dryness to the skin.
We caught up with professional skincare therapist and expert advisor to local skincare brand Naturals Beauty, Jo Snyckers who shares 10 tips to combat dry skin this winter:
1. Change your cleanser
If you notice that your skin is becoming sensitive and dry in the winter months, consider using a gentle cleansing milk or cream instead of gels as these can sometimes dehydrate the skin.
2. Exfoliate your skin
Gently removing a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin will allow the skin to absorb moisturising ingredients and restore your skin’s natural barrier function.
3. Hydrate overnight
Using super hydrating serums and creams at night will comfort the skin and encourage a healthy, glowing skin.
4. Use a hydrating face mask
The active ingredients contained in a good quality hydrating mask will give your Winter skin the boost it needs twice or even three times a week.
It is vital to remember that we need to protect our skin from harmful UV rays every day even when it is grey and cold outside – all light sources contain UV rays.
6. Wash the skin with lukewarm water
Not hot – and immediately moisturise once your skin is dry – also pat the skin don’t rub with a soft, clean towel.
7. Include a serum to give the skin an extra boost
“I use an oil-based serum such as the Naturals Beauty Anti-Ageing Serum with certified organic rosehip oil which gives my skin what it needs and more,” Jo says.
8. Dry body brushing
Brushing the skin daily is an incredible practice for many reasons: it exfoliates, it starts your lymphatic system, it increases circulation and it warms you up – skin is visibly glowing and toned after regular, consistent body brushing.
9. “We tend to forget about our bodies when it is cold outside – our skin is our biggest organ and needs to be treated top to toe – I use the Naturals Beauty Vanilla Body Butter at least once a day, leaving my skin nourished with a great scent too,” she explains.
10. “Lastly, have at least one full body massage and facial treatment per month. Not only will this keep your skin comfortable and hydrated but will greatly enhance your sense of well-being from the inside out,” Jo adds.
More about Naturals Beauty:
Naturals Beauty was born out of a love and curiosity for natural beauty and body products in 2007. Founder, Tanya du Bois became aware of the harmful ingredients found in commercial skin care products and decided to produce a natural alternative. All Naturals Beauty products are free of any parabens, petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients, including being gluten and animal cruelty-free.
Naturals Beauty products cater from new-born all the way to mature skincare and are available for South Africans to purchase via their website or their stockists and agents nationwide: Faithful-To-Nature | Wellness Warehouse | Zando | Fabricate | The Beautiful Store