Is your skin drying out? With winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to update your beauty and wellbeing routine!
Here are some expert tips from Junia Kerr, owner and operator of holistic salon Sage Beauty.
1. Keep your Skin Toned and Hydrated
Keep your skin toned and hydrated through winter by applying a good quality Jojoba Oil beneath your moisturiser I recommend either MV Organic Jojoba oil, or Kora Rosehip oil - which is in a base of Jojoba and also contains Sea Buckthorn oil – both are also good for flaky skin, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
2. Maintain your Brows
Maintain your brows by applying a light brow powder such as Finishing Touch – this is a simple way to keep your brows looking great and having extra depth of colour without looking “drawn on”. Application is with a dual ended brush and very simple and quick. NB. Finishing Touch were the chosen brow collection used in this year’s Logie Awards.
3. Have a Protein Shake
Have a good protein shake with blueberries and/or banana for breakfast, this will stop your 3pm sugar craving and keep your energy levels up till lunch so you won’t feel the need to snack on food that may not be so good for you.
4. Take Fish Oil
If your skin is super dry, take a lot of fish oil – I mean a lot. Check your source, a practitioner fish oil such as Metagenics or Bioceuticals will be reliable and good quality, forget the cheap supermarket brands, you don’t know what is in them or how effective they are. Ask your local Naturopath for a recommended dose, and watch your skin improve. Not bad for the brain and joints either !
5. Try MV 9 Oil
If you have really porous thick skin which you just can’t seem to get clean, try MV 9 Oil. This oil contains Vitamin E, Avocado oil and Centella Asiatica oil, a wonderful oil which is anti-bacterial and rich in antioxidants. Massage gently into problem areas, like the nose, and steam it off with a hot compress. Within no time at all, you will have beautiful clean healthy pink skin. This is magic.
6. Apply a Moisturising Mask
Apply a Moisturising Mask to your skin fortnightly in winter to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Recommend: Dr Hauschka Moisturising Mask or Kora Moisturising Mask.
7. Use Dr. Hauscka N or S ampules
To keep your skin conditioned each change of season, use Dr. Hauscka N or S ampules, one at night after cleansing your skin. These ampules have ingredients in them designed to hydrate, strengthen and calm your skin.
8. Go for a Morning Run or Walk
Get up and go for a run or a brisk walk outdoors before work. This will get your metabolism going and shake out the cobwebs. Rain, hail or shine, get out there in nature and embrace the mood of the day.
9. Check your Nails
Check your nails to see if you are deficient in zinc, calcium or other minerals. Ridges that go across your nails usually indicate protein deficiency.
10. Eat more Protein
If you are craving sugar you might not be getting enough protein. Make sure you have healthy serving of protein daily as well as fresh fruit and veges. You may also need chrome which can prevent sugar craving- check with you natural practitioner first.
For more info, check out www.sagebeauty.com.au