I thought I would share with you the tips I rely on in Winter and Summer, in summer I’m all about sun protection, and cooling down rituals ( even more so than the rest of the year) and in winter I’m looking for nourishment and self-care to complement the need for rest and relaxation during the cold months (love hibernating).
Also, all the amazing skincare in the world sadly can’t out way a lack of sleep, too much stress, dehydration, poor nutrition and excessive alcohol consumption. * Photos my own or via Tumblr.
- Keep your toner, or micellar water in the fridge to cool down your skin before applying moisturisers and serums. Especially amazing for spray toners.
- Keep two teaspoons in your freezer, and when your eyes are puffy apply them for ten minutes while listening to a chill out playlist to soothe and smooth inside and out.
- If you catch too much sun, apply a paste of plain coconut yogurt to soothe
- Increase your intake of hydrating fruits and vegetables like watermelon, lettuce, celery, green peppers, pineapple and strawberries.
- If your skin gets extra oily during summer look into carrying a pack of blotting papers with you.
- Swap out heavy creams for lighter creams and serums
- Don’t neglect your lips, apply a lip balm with SPF each day.
- WIf you have been out and about and are feeling warm, go for a cool shower, as exposure to more hot temperatures can dry out your skin.
- Fight body acne with targeted body washes and soap
- If you can invest in a humidifier as cold temperatures and artificial heating zap skin of its moisture, Amazon has good options at reasonable prices.
- Focus on skin products that encourage nourishment, and don’t contain too many ingredients. Gentle is good.
- Swap your body moisturiser to a body butter, or thick cream to prevent flaking, and cracking of skin, if your feet, elbows, or hands get particularly dry a dedicated cream for cracking skin on these areas can be wonderful.
- Layer your skincare, when it comes to boosting hydration: toner, serum, then moisturise.
- If you are prone to rosacea, or eczema during the colder months, consider dialling back sugar intake to see if this helps ( sorry lovely).
- If you can bare it, finishing with a cold minute in the shower can be so beneficial for protecting the skin.
- Swap from soap to a cream based shower gels.
- Avoid alcohol-based toners and astringents.
- Nourish yourself from the inside out with herbal tea, soups, chai tea, stews, and broths while its cold.
- Don’t forget that wind and sun is still around during winter.
- Invest in masks that nourish, moisturise, and encourage skin cell turn over, you could also make your own using ingredients like avocados, strawberries, coconut yogurt, green tea, and vitamin E capsules.
Wishing you extra happy seasonal skin ! 💕