How to Hydrate Winter Skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to keep your skin looking radiant,

even in winter......

Everything changes in Winter - our colour is not as tanned or sun kissed as Summer and the winter months can leave us looking a little dull and listless. 

The texture of our skin changes as we tend to move from one extreme to another.... hot to cold, cold to hot, wet to windy - you get the picture and it's this change in conditions that plays havoc with our skin and drys us out, making our skin feel dehydrated, dry and flaky.

Dry skin typically experiences a breakdown of the skin barrier functions due to inflammation, as well as a build-up of dead skin cells. The number one solution is to keep skin well hydrated.

Hydration.

Keep internally hydrated. Eat plenty of essential fatty acids, (“EFAs”) omega-3, found in avocado and oily fish and omega -6 found in nuts, wholegrain and flaxseed oil, which keep hydrated and clarified. There is growing evidence that “EFAs” assist in keeping skin moisturised, smooth and healthy.

And of course don't forget to drink lots of water.

Exfoliate.

Exfoliate weekly to counteract the build-up of dead skin cells. In winter things slow down, the natural shedding slows down and products become less effective, as the barrier of dead cells prevents absorption.

Exfoliant

AEOS.

A rich cocktail of skin-nurturing organic oils – jojoba seed, grape seed, argan and avocado – plus our own biodynamic spelt oil bursting with antioxidant, moisturising and regenerative properties, skin is left touchably-soft and perfectly primed for optimal product absorption.

RRP $61.10

Cleanse.

Don’t hit the sack before removing your makeup, environmental toxins like dirt and pollution or heavy makeup build up on your skin and invade pores, which can cause complexion problems. 

You may find it tempting to fall into bed after a busy day—or a late night on the town—without cleaning your face but this doesn't help the healing process. While resting your cells are working hard to regenerate collagen and elastin.

Look after the appearance of your skin by using a gentle cleanser that won't strip the skin. 

Cleanse

AEOS

Light and non-greasy yet deeply cleansing, this advanced botanical blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and crystal tinctures come ‘alive’ when activated with water – maintaining the delicate moisture balance of the skin with the upmost purity.

RRP $84.80

 

Rehydrate.

Rehydrate followed by a quality fragrance-free moisturiser and serum that will dose your skin with deep moisturising properties.

Moisturise 

AEOS. 

Soften, smooth and condition skin as you quench a thirsty complexion with our award-winning blend of organic and biodynamic essential oils, plant extracts and crystal tinctures.

 

RRP $100.20

Ideal for dry, fatigued or environmentally-sensitised skin – their own-grown biodynamic spelt oil unites with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil and rose hydrosol – for superior synchronistic moisturisation. Air-light and non-greasy yet deeply penetrating, it’s the final ‘sealing’ step in the AEOS Skincare Sequence, locking-in all the potent goodness of previous products.

 

Then we’ll finish with makeup. 

Protect. 

Here's my list of double duty makeup products to help keep your skin hydrated throughout the cooler months. 

First lets look at your primer. Why a Primer? 

Primer preps your skin for the perfect base for your foundation application by filling in fine lines and smoothing pores, it helps your foundation to go on smoother and last longer and it keeps your makeup looking fresh all day.

Smooth Affair  - Facial Primer and Brighter.

Facial Primer 

Jane Iredale

Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener helps maintain the skin's youthful elasticity and minimise pores and fine lines while contributing to your skins natural radiance.

RRP $78 

Smooth Affair  - Facial Primer and Brighter.  Anti-ageing, firms the skin and prevents moisture loss. To be used under your foundation.

D20 Hydration

Jane Iredale

D20 Hydration Spray is a multi- purpose facial spray, which can be used on its own or before makeup to deliver immediate moisture or used to set minerals for a long lasting flawless finish.

RRP $49

It also sets your makeup. You can also use the D20 hydration spray to ‘lock’ the pigment onto the skin when building coverage between layers of makeup. 

Protect

Jane Iredale

FOUR-IN-ONE Our multi-tasking products, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits.

Jane Iredale's multi-tasking products, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser provide four important functions in one:

Pure Lash

 

Jane Iredale 

PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner. Condition and extend lashes with a single coat of this protein rich conditioner, before applying mascara. Doing this will help strengthen and thicken your lashes, while making mascara twice as effective.

RRP $36

You will notice a difference with your eyelashes, as well as conditioning, they give a longer appearance to your lashes. A great product if you have shorter or more sparse eyelashes. 

Cream Blush 

Jane Iredale

In- Touch Cream Blush. This blush is hydrating and easy to glide on to create a radiant flush that's soft, dewy and nourishing.

RRP $45 

This cream-to-powder blush can be applied over or under minerals for a natural or more dramatic look. It can also be used on the eyes and lips.

 

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