As winter approaches, although the cooler temperatures are welcome, they can also bring with them an unwelcome change in our skin. Think dry, flaky skin, chapped lips and skin irritation that can be brought on by harsher winds, low humidity and chilly temperatures.
Whether you are travelling off to even cooler climes this winter or staying in the Middle East, Herbal Essentials are on hand to give your skin all of the important nutrients it needs for healthy, glowing skin this season. So say goodbye to dryness and hello to clear, refreshed and nourished skin.
Follow our top five tips below to ensure happy, healthy skin this winter!
*Always check your skincare labels
Choose wisely this winter and go for for products that are mild with natural ingredients. Avoid products that contain alcohol as these can dry out the skin even more. Try Herbal Essentials Aloe Vera and Sweet Almond Oil Cleansing Milk (AED 99) with its gentle blend that works effectively to remove make up and other impurities. Your skin will be left feeling oh-so fresh and clean.
*Lower the Temperature of your Bath and Shower
Although a hot shower or bath may be preferable in the winter months, did you know that higher temperatures can actually strip your skin of moisture and natural oils. Turn that temperature down and spend no longer than ten minutes in the tub – your skin will thank you for it.
*Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin
Remember to always hydrate from the inside and eat foods high in water content such as lots of fruit and vegetables. Ensure you have a plentiful intake of Vitamin C, Zinc and good-fats found in foods such as Avocado. Fruits in your skincare regime are also an added bonus. Herbal Essentials Cucumber and Rose Water Skin Toner (AED 99) is packed with moisturising ingredients, guaranteed to cool and soothe winter skin.
*Increase Your Water Intake
Drinking water is one of the most important things we can do to keep our bodies hydrated. We should always aim for at least eight glasses a day but in winter, we should increase this to thirteen. Don’t delay, get drinking today!
*Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!
As soon as you step out of the shower, after cleansing and toning, you must waste no time in applying a great moisturiser. Your skin’s hydration boost from your shower lasts for roughly three minutes so apply as soon as you can to seal in moisture. We recommend Herbal Essentials Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond and Apricot Oil Nourishing Cream (AED 159), a rich, deep nourishing face cream that can be used liberally to hydrate any dry, winter damaged skin.
You are now ready to tackle any winter woes this season throws at you!