Winter Skin Care Tips for Moisturized Radiant Skin
Winter is a glorious season filled with magical snowy mountain adventures such as skiing, snowshoeing, hiking to name just a few of my favourites.
It does come with its challenges though for our skin as we face chilling winds that draw moisture out of it. We also loose moisture as we crank up the thermostat in our cars and homes.
Dull, dry, even red cracked skin is unfortunately too often the end result.
Want to Avoid These Outcomes?
Try the following tips below…
1. Hydrate from the Inside Out
Keep drinking plenty of water and also consider adding extra omega-3s that help replenish your skin lipid barrier and protect it against moisture loss. My favourite go-to is my breakfast Budha yogurt bowl where I add omega rich nuts such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and pre-soaked chia seeds. Top with banana slices & raspberries for an all around healthy and nutritious breakfast.
2. Add a Humidifier to your Bedroom
If you live in really dry, cold places with little humidity, add a humidifier in your room. This will help add moisture to your skin and assist in a better sleep which also benefits your skin. Like the age old saying goes, get your ‘beauty sleep’.
3. Take ‘Warm’ not ‘Hot’ Showers or Baths
A hot bath or shower certainly warms you up, but it dries out your skin especially on your face. Extreme temperatures also damage your skin moisture barrier preventing it from locking in the moisture it needs to remain soft and smooth.
Here in Vancouver, we have such damp cold that chills you to the bone so I am guilty of having too hot of a bath. I compensate by applying organic olive oil after my body lotion to restore that barrier. You’ll be surprised how soft and subtle your skin will feel using olive oil and it absorbs in just a few minutes.
4. Eat More Foods High in ‘Hyaluronic Acid’
Hyaluronic acid is a compound that your body produces and that is also found in many foods and supplements.
It benefits skin health, inflammation, and conditions such as acid reflux, dry eyes, and osteoarthritis.
Adding bone broth to your diet is a great way to increase your intake of hyaluronic acid. Plus, foods such as soy products, oranges, almonds, kale, and sweet potatoes provide nutrients that may naturally ramp up your body’s synthesis of hyaluronic acid.
Skincare Products Recommended to Protect Your Skin
1. Cleansers that are gentle and pH balanced.
Avoid cleansers that have alcohol as they will strip your skin of its natural oils that hold in moisture.
2. Serums that use hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is natural and one of the best skin moisturizing ingredient. Look for one that use multiple molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid so it will penetrate all levels of your skins dermis. Cheap hyaluronic acid typically uses large molecules.
Nayelle’s Winter Kit for colder months.
3. Moisturizers that are probiotic.
Probiotic moisturizers enable your skin to create its own natural protective shield. They also stimulate the natural production of your own collagen and elastin. This probiotic process simply means the ingredients are fermented. This breaks the ingredients down into smaller molecular sizes which make them quickly & easily absorbed by your skin.
4. Face Oils are a must during winter.
Everyone’s skin produces oils that form a natural barrier to keep moisture in and pollutants out. As we age or due to specific skin conditions, this natural protective ability diminishes, leaving our skin vulnerable.
During cold winters, it’s especially important to use a face oil. Simplify your routine by choosing one that has ‘multiple skin nourishing oils’. such as rose hip, bakuchiol, crambe abbysinian, sea buckthorn and argan are the 5 luxury oils used in Nayelle’s Glow Face Oil.
Nayelle’s Winter Kit has all these criteria covered:
We created this special Winter Skincare Kit so you can ensure you are using an effective winter skincare routine to keep your skin moisturized, healthy & radiant during the colder months.
Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season!
xx Tanya Moss
President Nayelle Skincare