The arrival of Winter has many of us craving warm, rich and nutrient rich foods - a little bit of extra TLC. Our bodies want that little bit of extra care and comfort…
And this goes for our skin too - as the temperature drops, so does your skin's hydration levels. The skin starts to feel dry and tight; we lose that healthy glow and crave the comforting touch of rich, nourishing creams. Nurturing your skin during winter will ensure you protect it against redness and flaking.
To help keep your skin glowing, nourished and comfortable, let me introduce you to a few of my favourite nutrient dense products.
I often mention my preference to stay away from bubbles or foaming cleansers, and this is especially important in Winter. These types of cleansers will strip away any protective oils you have on your skin. Instead cleanse with the lipid rich carrot and tomato oils found in Smudge Budge. These skin smoothing plant butters melt onto the skin to dissolve make-up and impurities while skin-loving oils infuse deeply into the skin to reinforce the skin's own barrier against the harsh Winter environment.
This super decadent and protective cream is deliciously rich and nourishes the driest skin. Pink fruits such as watermelon, pomegranate and rosehip work with plant butters to shield the skin from drying winds and air conditioning. It contains Fucogel, an all-natural and potent hydrating ingredient that will restore water in the skin to give back it’s bounce and keep it looking plump and smooth.
While we all love a hot shower or bath, your skin doesn't. You may start to notice the skin on your back or legs becoming itchy and dry. This super rich mix of shea butter enriched goodness will combat any dryness, without feeling greasy. Beautiful Australian plant oils from wattle, desert jasmine, zest myrtle and lemon ironbark keep the skin feeling fresh. Massage this soft turmeric infused yellow cream onto all areas on the body that need soothing and allow to absorb.
This multi-tasking, high achiever is the perfect recovery balm for any skin type. Perfect for those red noses, wind-blown red cheeks and chaffed lips. This is an oil balm that will help with symptoms of dermatitis and eczema and can be used as a night cream or anywhere on the body that requires extra moisture. For an extra hydration it, layer this over your Superfood Face Oil at night for extra nourishment.
Winter might be synonymous with cold winds, layers of clothing and retreating to the warmth– but you don’t need to add uncomfortable, dry and tight skin to that list. Just as many of us crave eating rich hearty foods, our skin craves a little extra nourishment throughout these months too.
Looking for a sweet indulgent treat this winter? Our Vanilla + Honey Moisture Mask not only smells delicious, it’s also a perfect overnight treatment mask to infuse some extra hydration into your skin.