How to Winter Proof Your skin

Image by 2B's Photgraphy
Image by 2B’s Photography

The long hot, muggy summer ( or the dry heat we experienced in Aussie ) has past we are now heading into cooler, wetter and chilling months so its now time to lavish your skin and make it winter ready.

The summer sun, air conditioning and changing weather conditions may see your skin drying out in places, in particular your elbows, knees, ankles and feet so invest in a good loofa/ dry brush on a stick and rub away that dead skin.

Olive oil and sugar are a great natural scrub or you could make your own coffee scrub – Sweet Tips – Make your own here.

Post shower is the best time to moisturize your skin – Save and use that popular olive oil again or almond oil from the super market. Almond oil is great for your skin, face, hair and nails. Spoil yourself with a massage bar from Lush, I love to use it after shaving and waxing , my three year old loves massage and your partner will too! A little goes a long way and there are some great scents available, my favourite is Each Peach and the Shimmy Shimmy Massage bar for some added daily twinkle!

Your skin is finer on your face and generally more sensitive so use a daily moisturizer prior to your makeup and a richer moisturizer after your cleansing routine at night. This moisturizer will help your skin rejuvenate over night. My favourite is Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Cream.

The sun is still very harsh in NZ so don’t let your daily sunscreen application slide.

As the the weather cools you will notice your hair starting to dry , frizz and those ends splitting so spend some time lavishing your tresses. If you have dry hair then invest in a  hydrating shampoo and conditioner while  treating yourself to a hair mask or salon treatment.Save and use coconut oil in your hair, let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it out.

Hair oils are a great way add moisture and shine to your hair. Apply to your tresses after a shower, applying damp to the mid lengths down and styling as usual.

Enjoy the upcoming winter months and remember the key is moisturizing!

 

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