We all know one of the best things to do in order to cure the winter blues is to have a hot shower or bath at the end of a long day. The reality is, one of your favourite parts of the day during the cool winter months could be doing your skin more harm than good. Combatting dry skin is a difficult task as temperatures and humidity drops. The result is dry, flaky skin in need of constant nurturing. Steamy showers dry out your skin’s natural oils, which are essential to maintaining supple, hydrated skin.
Following simple skincare tips can ensure even the most delicate skin survives the season.
As well as reducing shower time and temperature, it is important to incorporate products into your skincare regime that are gentle and fragrance free. Fragranced skincare may irritate the skin and can cause collagen breakdown. Even products with naturally derived aroma can dramatically reduce your skin’s ability to fight ageing. Using a deeply moisturising, fragrance free product such as RACINNE’s Delicare Soothing Serum will help strengthen and combat dry skin problems while providing a beautifully natural, radiant glow. Regular application of alcohol and oil free skincare will also help lock in cell nutrients to rapidly deliver a more revitalised appearance.
External protective care must be combined with healthy food choices to maximise hydration. Drinking plenty of water not only assists digestion and circulation, but it also aids in providing a protective barrier to the skin. Including ingredients such as avocado, raw cacao powder, hemp and flax oil in smoothies is an easy way to increase consumption of healthy fats, which are vital for skin renewal. As appealing as a hot coffee is on a cold winter morning try drinking a tall glass of water or a smoothie to nourish from the inside, out.
Utilising products that require only gentle application are also great for reducing dry skin and flakiness. As opposed to scrubbing delicate skin with coarse loofas, using gentle products with your hands or a soft washcloth will ensure your skin is not stripped of its natural moisture. Massaging RACINNE’s Delicare Soothing Cleansing Cream over the face and neck area not only removes makeup and impurities but also helps to protect the skin’s moisture barrier against dry skin conditions, especially throughout winter. Moisturising properties including Delisens, an anti-allergenic moisturising hexapeptide reduces redness, and combats other dry skin concerns such as ageing.
Understanding key ingredients to include or avoid in your skincare regime can transform the look and feel of your skin. Nurturing your skin and body with gentle products and a healthy diet will assist in strengthening skin even during the winter months. Your skin will thank you for taking time out to treat it with replenishing, moisturising products.