6 Organic Skincare Solutions for the Winter
As the seasons change, so does our skin. The constant changes in temperature from being outside in bitter cold, to warm central heated houses can lead to increased sensitivity as well as dry and dull skin. To combat these side effects, it is important to use products that hydrate and add moisture back into the skin.
Here are our 6 favourite organic skincare products for using during the cold, winter months of the year...
Nourishing and soothing cleansing balms are the best option to go for in the winter. Your skin will appreciate the extra moisture compared to a foaming cleanser, that can potentially strip your skin and leave it feeling tight. This deeply soothing and gentle cleansing balm removes all traces of makeup and turns into a milky liquid to nourish the skin, and leave it feeling moisturised. The 2 key ingredients are Baobab (a fruit, similar to a coconut) - which helps to improve elasticity in the skin and protect it from free radical damage, and Vanilla, which provides strong antioxidant properties and a sweet, soothing aroma to relax the mind.
Serums can be a godsend in the cold weather. Serums deliver powerful ingredients directly onto the skin to combat specific concerns. The smaller molecules of a serum allow it to penetrate deep into the skin, to repair, protect and hydrate skin. This Moisture Kick Serum from Supermood has been specifically designed for those living in colder climates. Organic Birch Sap provides essential minerals to combat dry skin, whilst Argan Kernel Oil is rich in Vitamin E to repair damaged skin and protect from further damage. Always apply serum onto dry skin, straight after cleansing, and before moisturiser.
Prevention is always better than cure, so spritzing a protecting mist over your skin in the morning, will help to protect it from the changes in the temperature throughout the day. The African moringa peptides, prickly pear and hyaluronic acid ingredients in this moisture mist ensure your skin stays plump and hydrated all day. It will help to protect against pollution and keep your skin feeling balanced and supple. Spritz over your skin after cleansing, before applying moisturiser and use the travel sized version throughout the day.
A rich, highly moisturising cream is exactly what is needed at night when your skin is suffering from the cold. This restorative night cream helps to repair the damage done from central heating and bitter cold weather, so you wake up with bright, fresh, youthful skin. Sea Fennel Stem Cell Extract encourages cell regeneration and works towards repairing pigmentation damage to achieve a more even toned and brighter complexion. Pomegranate Seed Oil also gets to work to prevent UV damage (which still occurs during the winter - FYI!) and fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Smooth this over your skin as your rich, night cream, every evening for a minimum of 6 weeks for noticeably smoother, plumper and more even skin tone.
For stressed out skin, applying a soothing mask at the end of the day will help to replenish lost moisture and calm any redness and irritation. This 100% natural, mineral face mask with french pink clay, rosehip, chamomile and lavender essential oils will gently exfoliate the skin as well as tighten pores. Your skin will feel soothed and be left feeling soft and looking radiant. Mix a teaspoon with warm water to form a paste, smooth onto the skin and leave for 15 minutes whilst the minerals and essential oils get to work. This is the perfect mask to apply after a stressful day, just sit back and relax with a cup of tea (or wine...!) and wait for it to work its magic.
The cold winter weather can lead to dry patches and flaking skin, so a rich moisturiser is important for hydration and to improve the skins texture. This day cream contains Hyaluronic Acid which has been proven to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it extremely effective for hydrating parched skin. It also contains Shea butter, sunflower oil and argan oil, which are ingredients known to improve the moisture levels in the skin. For those with normal to dry skin types, this moisturiser will solve all problems come winter time, and ensure you are left with supple, soft and radiant looking skin throughout the cold months.