How to keep your skin hydrated

If you have been suffering from dry flaky skin this winter, your not alone!

It's not only the cold weather that causes our skin to dry out, hot showers and heated air-conditioning can also contribute to that dry, tight skin feeling. 

If your skin is feeling the effects of winter, don't worry, we've got you! Below are 7 effective ways to keep your skin feeling more like a plump pear, rather than a shrivelled raisin this winter. 

1. Hydrate 

A little cliche I know but it's so important to be hydrating from the inside out. Aim for at least 2 litres per day. More if you drink caffeinated beverages. 

2. Supplement with Essential Fatty Acids 

EFA's like omega-3s and omega-6s are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. The polyunsaturated fats promote the production of the skin's natural oil barrier, critical in keeping the skin plump, hydrated and radiant. 

3. Use our Wild Rose Botanical Mist 

Using a high quality Hydrosol facial mist which contains hyaluronic acid will help lock in moisture and attract hydration. Our mist is an infusion of certified organic Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol with a bio-active complex of three Australian plums - Kakadu plum, Burdekin Plum and Illawarra Plum, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3. This Wild Plum extract has been shown scientifically to increase induction of collagen 1 and fibronectin both important components of the dermis while increasing both short term and long term hydration.

4. Avoid hot showers

Although it can feel super comforting after a long winters day, the heat in the water is depleting your skin of it's natural oils. This can increase flaky, dry skin to occur.

5. Swap to an Oil Cleanser 

Oil Cleansing in winter can be a skin saver! Not only does our Neroli Oil cleanser gently clean, balance, tone and nourish the skin. It contains Pumpkin Seed Oil which is a natural source of salicylic acid. This means you skin is getting a light exfoliation to gently lift any dead skin, refine and improve skin texture. All while re-hydrating your skin? It's a win win! 

6. Apply our Wild Plum C Serum 

Our most hydrating product yet! A concentrated elixir of active Vitamin C, Australian super fruits, Knotgrass extract and extra low molecule size Hyaluronic acid. Specifically formulated to repair & protect the skin from infrared induced photo-ageing/ sun damage while at the same time increasing hydration and reducing the depth of fine lines. Apply after your Wild Rose Mist for the best results. 

7. Apply our Everlasting Beauty Balm before bed 

Our decedent golden hued balm nourishes the skin beyond belief. The mix of non comedogenic butters and oils in this extremely unique formula works to protect and nourish the skins barrier like nothing else. Applying this deliciously sensorial balm before bed will have you waking with the plumpest skin possible. 

Nicole O’Sullivan

Wildcrafted Organics – luxurious botanical skincare

www.wildcraftedorganics.com.au

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