How to keep your skin hydrated

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

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

If your skin is feeling the effects of winter, don't worry, we've got you! Here 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. These polyunsaturated fats promote the production of the skin's natural oil barrier, critical in keeping the skin plump, hydrated, glowy & radiant. 

3. Use a Facial Mist 

Using a high quality Hydrosol facial mist which contains hyaluronic acid will help lock in moisture and attract hydration. Our Wild Rose mist contains 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 & 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 & long term hydration. Yes please!

 4. Avoid boiling hot showers

Although it can feel super comforting after a long winters day, the steam & heat in the water can deplete your skin of its natural oils. This in turn increases flaky, dry skin to occur. 

5. Start Oil Cleansing! 

Oil Cleansing in winter is a total skin saver! Our Neroli Oil Cleansing Oil gently cleans, balance, tones & nourishes the skin. It contains Pumpkin Seed Oil which is a natural source of salicylic acid. This means you skin is getting a light exfoliation, gently removing any dead skin, refining & improving skin texture. All while re-hydrating your skin? It's a win win win! 

6. Apply a Vitamin C Serum 

Our most hydrating product yet! Wild Plum is a concentrated elixir of active Vitamin C, Australian super fruits, Knotgrass extract & extra low molecule size Hyaluronic acid. Specifically formulated to repair & protect the skin from infrared induced photo-ageing & sun damage, while simultaneously increasing hydration & reducing the depth of fine lines. For the best results, apply after your Wild Rose Mist. 

7. Apply a thick Balm before bed 

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

 Author: Nicole O’Sullivan


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