It’s a gloomy reality check time. It’s winter in Australia and with harsh winds, dry air, and chilly temps the battle for healthy, glowing skin officially begins. If you’re not jet setting to a tropical island this winter, you should adjust your skincare routine to accommodate the dry, cold, sharp air to maintain glowing skin.
Winter induced dry skin can lead to cracking or even bleeding and indoor heat further draws moisture out the air, as do hot showers or baths.
The good news is that these conditions can be managed with proper care and maintenance.
Use lukewarm water
You might feel like you’re having the time of your life during a steamy shower but your skin isn’t. Hot water strips away natural oils from your skin leaving it parched and dull. Wash your face with lukewarm water to maintain a healthy glow around the year, but especially in winter.
Moisturising right after you wash is crucial to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin. Keep moisturiser readily available, especially if you’re having a shower at the gym or even at work.
But be cautious of the moisturiser you use – some moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients that can further dry and damage your skin. Choose a formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter.
Take antioxidants and Vitamin E
You’ve probably heard your doctor discuss the health benefits of taking vitamin E, which include boosting your immune system, preventing stroke-induced brain damage and protecting against certain cancers. But vitamin E oil can also work wonders when it comes to your hair, skin and nails.
Wait, do you like to sip a hot cup of tea during cold winter nights?
What if we told you that could sip away to glowing skin?
Apart from Vitamin E and other ingredients, Lei Cha’s Zing Skin Tea features a nourishing blend of black sesame, barley, chickpeas, goji, ginkgo, four kinds of beans and more.
Is Zing Skin Tea a part of your winter beauty regimen?