WINTER’S HERE- HOW DO WE BEST CARE FOR OUR SKIN THROUGH THE COOL CHANGE?
We may be past the midpoint of winter, but there’s still plenty of cold weather to come. Our skin is an indicator of how our whole body is coping through the harsher months, supporting your skin through diet, lifestyle and your skincare regime can help to improve its condition and find that natural winter glow.
In times of stress, our bodies go through vitamin C, B vitamins and glutamine, all of which are required for healthy skin. Reduce stress by supporting a healthy work/life balance, adopting daily meditation and exercise. Further nourish the adrenals by avoiding caffeine before 9am when your cortisol is naturally at its highest.
Our body is constantly trying to find equilibrium to be in a state of homeostasis. During the cooler months it is important to incorporate foods with a warming energy like ginger, parsnips, leek, pumpkin, pepper, garlic, leek and cinnamon.
Nutrients that reduce inflammation and improve the integrity of the skin are omega 3, zinc, and vitamins A, C and D. Increasing oily fish and other seafood, dark leafy greens, sweet potato, pumpkin and broccoli will ensure a high intake of these nutrients.
The Mayde Tea Energise, Organic Chai and Rooibos Turmeric chai comprise the spices cardamom, pepper, clove, ginger and cinnamon to improve circulation – resulting in higher amounts of oxygen and nutrients reaching the skin. These herbs also warm and support the digestive system – encouraging adequate absorption of nutrients and excretion of toxins.
My Winter Skincare Routine
1. Sans[ceuticals] Cleansing Oil
When massaged in to the skin, this cleansing oil turns milky, leaving skin fresh and silky smooth. The formulation retains the skin’s pH balance and provides a powerful antioxidant boost. It works to keep the skin’s natural moisture barrier in-tact.
2. Activator 7
Use this reparative oil after cleansing to help stimulate cell repair, increase collagen production and boost skin resilience. The vitamin A component helps to normalize all skin conditions and decreases enlarged pores. Omega’s 3, 6 and 9 reduce inflammation and vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant.
3. The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balm
Used to soothe, nourish and moisturise dry skin, smooth fine lines and hydrate lips. It is a bio-fermented multi-tasking super balm that heals, nourishes and protects.
4. The Beauty Chef Hydration
The Beauty Chef Hydration inner beauty boost is a bio-fermented, probiotic concentrate that will improve hydration of the skin from the inside-out. This product supports gut health and enhances skin radiance by boosting hydration and restoring electrolyte balance.