So, it’s Winter here in Australia and the weather is definitely getting colder.
With this miserable cold, windy and rainy weather, comes indoor heating, less water intake and more coffee and tea intake! A combination of things that all lead to overall skin dehydration and dryness.
Constantly going from warm, indoor heating, out to cold, windy weather, can takes its toll on our skin – causing our skins natural lipid barrier to become impaired. When our skins lipid barrier isn’t strong and functioning the way it should, it can lead to increased moisture and hydration loss and skin redness, irritation and sensitivity.
Because of this, it’s extremely important to change your skincare routine season to season. When it’s Winter, our skin needs a little extra love. Extra nourishment, extra hydration and just all round, a little extra TLC. The harsh conditions push our skin to its limit, so we need to do all we can to strengthen and protect our skin, so it doesn’t go backwards in its overall health and skin journey. Winter calls for the introduction of skin oils and serums aimed at hydrating and increasing moisture content within the skin. It’s also an important time to be exfoliating your skin regularly (2-3 x a week), to ensure any dead skin cell build up on your skins surface, is removed, allowing your skin to absorb your skincare products more easily and your skins surface to feel smooth and avoid skin flakiness.