Friday, 1 February 2013

Top Natural Skincare Tips For Winter

The daffodils may be out but the weather here in Somerset is still Wintery - and there’s no sign of Spring just yet.

Such weather can play havoc with your skin – so I thought I’d share some quick and easy to follow top natural skincare tips on how to keep your skin looking great during the cold weather...

You know how it is - the wind, rain and freezing temperatures mean that you turn the heating on inside a few notches higher - but then you have to brave the cold to go to work, do the school run or walk the dogs.  It’s these changes in temperature that can play havoc with your skin, making it dehydrated, or dryer than normal and sometimes it can cause flaky patches and our skin can look decidedly dull and lack-lustre.

What is needed then is a simple natural skincare routine to help combat the weather - starting with regular (once or twice a week) exfoliation.  Look for natural exfoliators that contain soft peeling grains – like those made from Jojoba.   Exfoliators that contain natural fruit extracts will also help to gently slough away dead skin cells. Not only will this rid you of unwanted flaky skin, it will encourage the creation of new skin cells, which look brighter and healthier.

As well as a good natural exfoliator, you should also keep your skin hydrated and you may find that your skin could do with some extra nourishment during the cold weather. During the day you could try adding a drop or two of a natural faceoils to your daily moistuirser.  Look out for face oils that contain repairing and nourishing natural & organic ingredients like Rosehip Oil, Argan, Evening Primrose, Macadamia or Pumpkin.  Oils containing natural Vitamin E, Q10 and Vitamin A can help repair skin and protect against future damage too.

Make sure you select a face oil that contains the right oils for your skin.  On my website ( you’ll find information about which products are best for which skin type -  but if you have any doubts at all, just get in touch and I’ll happily help you identify the best oils for you.

As well as your face of course, your hands will probably be suffering with the temperature changes too - especially if you suffer from skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, or are prone to chapped hands -  this can be particularly troublesome during the Winter months.

What is needed then is a nourishing, moisturising natural hand creams, such as my In Safe Hands. Packed with natural ingredients to repair, heal and protect your skin, this nourishing cream is quickly absorbed into your skin so won’t leave your hands feeling greasy. Pure essential oils of Petitgrain, Rose Geranium and Lemon will keep your hand smelling fresh too!

So as Britain braces itself for even more unpredictable weather, add some stability to your skincare with these simple organic skincare tips.

Angela x

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