As the weather changes, so do the needs of your skin.
Lighten up your moisturiser
Dry and flaky skin in the winter is a sign that it’s time to lighten up your moisturiser. After a few months of laying it on thick with various oils and serums, you can start to introduce a lighter and water-based lotion in the lead up the brighter months as your skin will naturally hold more water on its own.
Exfoliate the layer of winter skin
You may have spent the winter period itching at frustratingly flaky skin and the last thing you’ll think it needs is an extra good scrub. Actually, exfoliation is needed to combat dry skin. This way, you can strip away that dead skin sitting on the surface and clogging up your pores. Use a cleansing brush to work away the build up on the surface and a simple home microdermabrasion tool to get a little deeper. After a few skincare sessions like this, you’ll be feeling fresher, firmer and ready to step into Spring.
Rejuvenate your skin with essential oils
Using a carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil, you can add a few drops of essential oil to really nourish your skin. Make sure your essential oil is 100% therapeutic grade! To soothe the dryness of the winter months, a few drops of lavender or patchouli oil will soften those dry patches right up. I know this post is about skin care but, I should also mention just how GREAT essential oils are for just about everything. So if you don’t know, get to know – they’re perfect for creating a spa day at home.
Pick a hand lotion that transitions like the seasons
Keeping your hands supple and soft can be difficult because they feel the weather more than most parts of our exposed skin because it is so thin. Keep wearing your gloves until the warmer weather really sinks in. Choose a hand cream that helps to protect and repair the impact of cold weather.