Did you know that our skin is our largest organ??
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin, the cold dry air can leave skin itch red and irritated. Cold conditions outside can leave your skin feeling chapped or raw while indoor heat takes moisture from the air and from your skin.
Dry, flakey, irritated skin should never be a reality so here are my top tips for Winter!
Step away from the hot tap!
Hot showers dry your skin out, it creates dry skin and prevents cells from retaining moisture - keep it warm. If you have a dry itchy scalp its likely from hot water rather than dandruff!
Buff away the old!
Exfoliation helps replenish skin. Between the cold air outside and dry indoor heating your cells dehydrate and die faster during winter. You'll want to buff away these dead cells so new cells can come in healthier leaving skin smooth and able retain your moisturiser. Pick a new fav here: https://www.malsea.com/shop/#c...
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Hydration is not only important on the inside from drinking water ( my 1st recommendation when choosing a beverage or green tea for its antioxidant benefits) but it's really important to hydrate the outside to.
Think of our skin like a dry sponge on the bench, it's hard, has holes, it's a bit shrivelled up and doesn't look its best, you wet it and its plump and looks healthy again! Reach for your Body Balm or Body Oil and apply at least every second day. Need a fresh balm? https://www.malsea.com/shop/#c... or do you prefer body oil? https://www.malsea.com/shop/#c...
Don't forget your lips.
Cold dry air can often means chapped, flaky, windburned lips, keep a lip balm handy and apply instead of licking. Check out our Vegan Lip balm here https://www.malsea.com/shop/#c...
Don't skip SPF!
Just because it's not summer doesn't mean we can skip this step. The sun is still strong and still damages our skin especially when reflecting off snow and water. Using SPF all year long will help reduce drying and premature ageing.
Sleep is ALWAYS important.
Get enough sleep, sleep has important therapeutic benefits—it is your body’s most productive time for repairing every system in your body, including skin which is your largest system and the one that displays the most dramatic signs of sleep deprivation.
I always recommend using natural and organic products, all Malsea Body Products are fresh handmade, vegan and cruelty free with top quality natural and organic target specific ingredients for skin love. You can feel confident knowing your picking the best for your body.
Thanks for reading Malsea Fam! Keep for eyes peeled for our next blog: Simple skincare routines that you CAN do!
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