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Central heating, frosty mornings and Christmas parties can leave your skin feeling congested, flaky and dry.
Your skin is the largest organ and is a great tool to see what is going on inside. It is a fantastic barrier which guards us from germs so we need to eat differently and treat our skin differently to keep this in optimum condition this Winter.
We tend to think of the curse of dry skin when we talking about Winter, but your hormones are relentless and a pimple or two are quite common as your skin reacts to the changing seasons. Dealing with oily and dry skin can be a devastating and confusing battlefield.
1. Be gentle
You should always treat your skin like a baby’s. And this is particularly important in the winter months! Our skin is sensitive so harsh products or scrubbing can cause inflammation- try to use natural skin care where possible, I adore Pai skincare.
2. Bath time
Give yourself some r and r, you deserve it! I know it may be tempting when it’s cold outside, but try not to have boiling hot showers or baths as this will anger your skin.
For a treat, why not add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your bath? You will be amazed at how soft your skin feels afterwards!
3. Eat your way to perfect skin
Yes, it’s true ‘you are what you eat’. Your skin is a great indicator of your diet. Try not to consume too many sugary foods which can exacerbate acne and wrinkles! Instead opt for a diet rich in good fats such as avocados, raw cacao and coconut oil to really get the glow.
4. Natural remedies
Without a doubt, you will have some amazing beauty products lying around in your kitchen cupboards:
The silly season is now officially upon us, but try not to overdo it! Being run down can cause dull skin, spots and general melancholy. Sleep is vitally important in colder weather as your body’s time to repair and rest. Make sure you leave at least one evening free a week for an early bath and bed.