Winter Skincare

It’s the time of year when we want to hole up and eat warming nourishing foods, but it’s important to feed our skin too.

 

It’s likely your skin may feel very tired and lacklustre but there are a few small tweaks that you can make to revitalise Winter skin , going nowhere in sight of a synthetic scary chemical.

Start the day with a freshly squeezed juice and then – waste not want not, use some of the pulp for an instant fresh live enzyme face mask! (just don’t open the door to the postie!)

Anything you have made into a juice or smoothie will also be beneficial as a face mask. Superfoods and food ingredients that help us to detox, boost our immunity, antioxidant levels and our energy levels are also great for our tired skin. Make a rich choccy face mask by combining Raw Cacao powder with live yoghurt or coconut oil and add sea salt for an exfoliating scrub – all the indulgence without the guilt. Make an gentle exfoliator with a handful of ground almonds and a little water, you can add a little Himalayan salt to make an exfoliating scrub which will help with dry flaky skin that’s been exposed to the cold weather – or the drying central heating. Honey is healing and soothing and of course we all remember the benefits of an avocado facemask.

Rehydrate the face and hair with oils, they balance the production of sebum and rehydrate the hydro-lipidic film of the skin. They are easily absorbed and if essential oils are added they have further therapeutic benefits in that they smell great and can increase your happiness levels!

For brightening skin and reducing the appearance of age spots citrus fruits are great. Apply freshly squeezed orange and lemon, just soak a cotton wool pad in fresh juice and apply, then rinse and pat dry. It’s very gradual but can help tighten and brighten.

If you want to invest in a great anti-ageing and revitalising face mask try the My Vita Bella Anti-Ageing face mask, It’s enriched with Argan Oil, Hibiscus Seed Proteins and more importantly Hyaluronic Acid. For boosting Hyaoronic Acid by the way check out Synovital supplements from Modern Herbals.

If you find you have dry flaky itchy skin you will really benefit from the excellent Dermabalm from Naturesnaturals plus try the intensive moisturiser from Elenas. Some of my other favourite brands include Inlight Organics – the organic line softener is amazing.

Plus I love the excellent Age Defy range from Green People which combines natural ingredients with the brilliance of science to offer optimum skin regeneration, moisture balance and deep hydration.

Janey Lee Grace

 © Chris Stevens 2010, All Rights Reserved.

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