During winter it's so easy to forget to take care of your skin. The hot showers followed but the rush to get layered up and the constant exposure to heaters and the make it even harder to keep your body from getting a scaly in the winter. But I've found some great ways to get your skin healthy and glowing now spring is around the corner.
SCRUB AWAY THE DEAD SKIN.
I like to use a body scrub in the shower at least two times a week with the Poppy + Pout Island Coconut Body Scrub or the Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub. It contains coconut oil, so while scrubbing away the dead skin and smoothing it out, it also moisturises the skin. Dead skin forms a barrier which stops the moisturising capability of any oil, cream or lotion you may use on your skin, so it is important to remove dead skin rather than just moisturising your skin.
DON'T FORGET TO MOISTURISE.
After you shower, while your skin is still damp is the perfect time to apply your favourite body oil, lotion or cream, I love the Endota Spa Coconut & Grapefruit Melting Body Balm or the Scent of Byron Soul Oil. If you're using a body oil, keep in mind you don't need much, start with a few drops and add more only if you need it. Take a few seconds to massage the body oil into your skin. This will allow the oils to penetrate the outer layer of the skin creating a moisturizing barrier, sealing moisture in an preventing skin dehydration. I also love to use The Soak Life Salty Bath Soaks when I bath to get extra hydrating benefits.
ADD A LITTLE EXTRA COLOUR.
We are heading into the season of bare legs and if your skin has lost a little bit of colour during the winter, using a little fake tan or a bronzing product is the safest way to add a little bit of extra colour. My current favourite is the Endota Spa Lilly Pilly & Lime Gradual Tanner, this buildable tanner is great for adding a little bit of colour to winter whitened skin. If you want to add a little extra glow, the Kopari Body Glow Oil is amazing.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
One of the easiest ways to start re-hydrating your skin is to make sure you drink plenty of water. It will keep your skin fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Drinking plenty of water can also help get rid of wrinkles, making it the best anti-ageing treatment around! At minimum, you should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day to get the true benefits of being properly hydrated.