“During winter, our skin can become moisture deprived as we sit in closed environments with the heating on and can also feel dry as we wear more clothes to keep warm,” says Dora Erdossy, National Training Manager at Endota, www.endota.com.au.
We don’t exfoliate and moisturise as often as we should and this can all lead to ‘winter skin.’
“Exfoliating one to two times a week with a face scrub will help to eliminate dead skin cells leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth,” says Erdossy. “It will also help active ingredients from other products to absorb better into the skin. Try endota aloe vera & jojoba face scrub. $45.”
You should also moisturise twice a day to help maintain hydrated and nourished skin on your face. Try Nutrimetics Hydrafinity Skin Hydrator, $45, www.nutrimetics.com.au. Containing Alpine Glacial Water – one of the purest and most mineral rich waters in the world – it hydrates and the skin and minimises the effects of free radical damage.
You can also look at using treatment products like endota’s Rosehip Oil, $23, that is applied underneath a moisturiser. Rosehip Oil will help to hydrate and nourish the skin and as it is loaded with vitamin C it will help to increase radiance and vitality in the skin.
As an extra, drink plenty of water as heating dehydrates us so moisturising from within will help with the winter dryness.
Your lips don’t have oil glands which mean they have nothing to protect them from the environment. This results in sore, cracked lips.
Try Shizen Lip Hydrating Serum, $24.95, www.shizen.com.au. The natural oils hydrate and moisturise your lips with just one drop and it’s certified organic so you won’t be putting any nasties in your mouth.
“The skin on the body is often neglected during winter because we are not exposing it as much so we tend to not worry about looking after it as much” says Erdossy.
“Exfoliating the skin one to two times a week is important, as is using a body oil such as endota’s olive and macadamia massage and body oil, $28. Olive oil is loaded with essential fatty acids that will help to nourish the skin and macadamia oil will absorb very easily into the skin providing ultimate nourishment.”
Bod hydrating blend shower gel, $21.95, www.bod.com.au, which uses rose geranium, lavender, frankincense and orange essential oils is another gem for your body. You can also try Designer Brands Body Butter in Pomegranate, $12.99, 1300 765 332.