The weather is nearly as grim as the news right now. Grey, rainy days mixed with frozen frosts and icy gales combined with moisture sapping heating has wrecked havoc on my skin, leaving it parched, tired and lacklustre. I find that at times like these, I need a little more than just skincare to perk up my dull complexion. Here's a variety of ways that I keep my skin happy in winter..
Reach For Skin Boosting Nutrients
Try to introduce lot's of fresh fruits, vegetables and steer clear of processed, sugary foods and milk chocolate. Choose omega rich chia seeds (try blending them into smoothies or making chia pudding!) and vitamin c abundant foods like pomegranate seeds to produce collagen and boost the immune system, they're great for their antioxidant properties and for their ability to promote healthy, radiant skin!
Super Easy Chia Pudding with Pomegranate Seeds (glass from here!) - Place 1tbsp of chia seeds, 1 cup sweetened almond milk, a dash of vanilla paste, a sprinkle of cinnamon into a jar with a lid and mix together until well combined. After an hour, give the mixture another stir/shake the jar and place in the fridge overnight. Stir/shake again and then layer chia pudding and pomegranates for a delicious breakfast/snack!
Plenty Of Water
During winter, it's easy to forget to drink as much - a cold glass of water isn't always appealing on an icy winter's day! Try warm, ginger tea for a hydrating skin boost - ginger is anti-inflammatory (great for helping to clear up skin), improves circulation, fights free radicals and again is rich in antioxidants. Opt for herbal teas and make a note to try to get your 8 glasses of water a day!
For when your skin looks tired, sallow and lacks elasticity, face yoga or massage helps to improve circulation, release tension and can even help with fine lines. I normally follow along with this routine, or use an oil paired with a Jade face roller. Simply sweep the roller in long strokes working away from the nose - it leaves my skin glowing!
Rich creams, oils or balms are saviours for dull, dehydrated skin! The Oskia Restoration Oil* is a heavenly, replenishing treat. This lightweight oil glides over the skin, sinks in beautifully and keeps skin plump and hydrated all day. It contains a blend of nutrients, omega rich, anti-inflammatory, healing and hydrating plant and flower oils that work wonders on the skin! Worth it's luxe price tag, it leaves your skin glowing, evens skintone, improves elasticity, restores vitality and tackles fine lines - it covers pretty much all your skin woes!
Radiance Boosting Makeup
The Nars Radiance Primer SPF35 is a new pick that yields impressive results. With added skincare benefits, this dreamy primer contains Evodia Rutecarpa a plant extract (of which the fruits are used in chinese medicine) to promote vitality and SPF35 so you can reap the long term benefits too! The peach pink pearlescent pigments impart a glow from within look, it instantly revives dull skin and perks up your complexion for dewy radiance skin.
How do you keep radiant skin in winter?