So you can confidently show your best self this winter we went to the experts to find out how to have glowing, healthy skin this winter and it's a lot easier than you'd think.
Find out how simple it is to look after your winter skin care routine. We asked the beauty experts for their top three tips for winter beauty care.
Winter Skin Care Tips by Donna Ireland
Due to winter heating , winds and less natural moisture in your skin you will need to make some changes to your at home skin care routine and may need to give your skin some extra attention to keep your skin glowing and radiant.
Tip 1. Change your Cleanser for winter. This crucial first step in your sincere routine really needs to be done right to you to have great skin. If your cleanser is stripping your skin you will find it very difficult to ever get your skin moist and balanced .Choose wisely!
Tip 2. A bowl of water placed near your desk if you work in air-conditioning, or near your home heating. This will keep some moisture in the air and help prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated and red from the heating .
Tip 3. Lips will show if you are dehydrated internally but with the extra heating and winds, this superfine skin will dry out very easily. Apply your eye product over this delicate area both morning and night .
Donna Ireland of Annod Face & Body Care. www.annod.com.au Annod is a natural sincere company dedicated to helping women look after themselves and their skin . Find Donna with Annod on Facebook for the latest news!
Winter Skin Care Tips by Norlin Mustapha
With winter, we know how drying the winds can be for our skin, so, we need a little bit more effort in keeping our skin, fresh, hydrated and dewy all through winter. There are many products out there that can help us with this but, here are the most basic and yet essential tips that I swear by.
1. We tend to drink less water in winter, and that is because we seldom feel thirsty, unlike during the summer months. This however tends to dehydrate our body and of course the skin on our face. When we do drink, our face is the last place that absorbs all that water. So, we need to double our water intake in order to keep our skin hydrated.
2. Another area we seem to forget about during winter is protecting our face from the harmful UV rays. Yes, there might not be much sun in winter, but, the UVA rays; the ones that we cannot feel, are the ones that would cause damage to our skin, causing unsightly sun spots and wrinkles. Slather on your sunblock/sunscreen with SPF during the day, even in winter. Remember, the sun is always there, you just can't feel it.
3. Exfoliating your skin is yet another important factor. This helps to get rid of dead skin cells, and rejuvenate your skin and therefore, producing new cells. Exfoliate at least once or twice each week and if you can't afford the time to get a salon facial, do have a mini one at home, by putting on a face mask, toning your skin and then moisturising after wards.
Norlin Mustapha is the editor and writer for Baubles, Bubbles & Bags Style File. A blog that covers fashion, beauty and lifestyle for women with a discerning taste. She also has an online boutique - Baubles, Bubbles & Bags, selling uniquely designed bags, jewellery & accessories.
Winter Skin Care Tips by Clare Feetham
A gorgeous healthy glow is top of the wish list for so many people, and we'll go to amazing lengths to achieve it. Yet we tend to focus on external strategies: cosmetics, skin-care products and even surgery. However your skin is a perpetual state of bloom, constantly repairing and replenishing itself through the creation of new cells, from the inside. So what you eat and drink makes a huge difference to whether you have a gorgeous glowing complexion. Here's 3 tips for healthy, vibrant skin this winter:
1. Take a good fish oil supplement
Fish oil contains Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) - the best fats, they're important building blocks for cell membranes; when cell membranes are healthy, they transport nutrients efficiently, giving your skin a great glow. A balance and sufficient intake of EFAs can also help you burn fat, give you energy and encourage your skin to hold water, making it smooth and youthful. A deficiency or imbalance in EFAs can also age skin prematurely.
2. Curb the Bad Carbs
During winter we tend to crave the high glycaemic Index foods such as bread, biscuits, sweets and chocolate. These types of carbohydrates will certainly raise serotonin levels and make you feel good for a while, but once blood sugar levels go up and an insulin response occurs, serotonin levels will crash again. The continual carb craving can lead to weight gain, depression, fatigue, dull skin and wrinkles!
3. Add more Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin D to your diet
Top up on your fat soluble vitamins and zinc. D is important in winter due to lack of sunlight, Vitamin C as a potent antioxidant preserving youth and beauty, building collagen and protecting the immune system for that youthful bounce n glow, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cellular membranes from oxidative and environmental damage, improving acne, eczema and psoriasis along with Zinc giving you that lustre and glow to a tired skin. Vitamin A is a wrinkle fighter extraordinair for normal growth, development and renewal of skin cells, keeping the skin taut, silky soft and youthful looking, Zinc helps regenerate skin cells, reduces inflammation, aids in wound healing and is a must in the formation of collagen for supple skin, strong nails and vibrant Hair.
Clare Feetham is a nutritionist and therapist for mobile pampering service YouTime. Get a daily beauty health fix at YouTime Beauty Facebook.
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Winter Skin Care Tips by Yasmin Najjar
One of the most important things to do in winter is to keep your skin gently stimulated and maintain a healthy circulation. The face has millions of tiny nerve endings, which react to extremes in temperature. By keeping the skin stimulated you will encourage the elimination of toxins, ensure a healthy turnover of cells and stimulate muscle tone. This will combat the drying effects of cold and central heating.
Constant changes in temperature can cause the skin to over compensate, making an imbalance in the production of sebum. Keeping the skin balanced is a delicate balancing act. Too much can be as bad as too little. Never use anything that leaves your skin thirsty. If it feels sore or taught after using a product, stop using it.
What the skin misses in winter is emolliency to heal and help stop loosing moisture and keep it soft. Winter is the time to get back to basics and balance oil and moisture levels.
Three things I recommend to do this:
1. Slightly heavier consistency moisturiser than your summer product.
2. High strength Vitamin C serum for environmental protection.
3. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
Yasmin Najjar is the owner of Neoskin www.neoskin.com.au
Winter Skin Care Tips by Samantha Molineux
Winter is the time that we find our skin the most in need of hydration. Indoor heating and changing weather conditions dehydrate the skin and people often ask me how do I get back my healthy glow.
Organic ingredients allow your skin to breathe naturally and work with your skins natural constitution. Leaving you with healthy, radiant skin.
Tip 1. Moisture, Moisture, Moisture. Give your skin a vitamin drink, I recommend a good quality moisturiser that will provide the skin with the nutrients it needs. Use products that are free from Lanolin, petrochemicals and other drying ingredients.
Tip 2. Exfoliate twice a week with a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and imperfections, always remember the neck and décolletage.
Tip 3. Add 3 drops of Rosehip Oil to your bath, your skin will love you. Rosehip oil is like liquid gold. It is the natural way to keep skin repaired, hydrated and glowing. Potent active ingredients make Certified Organic Rosehip Oil your skins best friend during winter.
Samantha Molineux of Lily Loves Pearl - stay up to date with all the latest news and ideas at Lily Loves Pearl Facebook and Twitter
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Winter Skin Care Tips by Dannii Turiello
My three top tips for winter beauty care are:
1. Exfoliate your skin daily - In winter skin tends to become dry, so exfoliating is very important.. Exfoliating will help to remove dead skin cells and introduce a new layer of soft smooth skin allowing your skin to have a nice glow. After cleansing your skin at night, use a delicate scrub to exfoliate. This will allow your moisturiser to penetrate and even out your skin better, helping to maintain a balance of oil on your skin.
2. Moisturise your skin daily - Moisturising your skin is the key to soft and smooth skin. Once you have exfoliated, moisturise to help keep the moisture in the skin with a good night moisturiser. During the day use a moisturiser with a SPF in it, even in winter your skin needs protection.
3. Drink water - Water is really good for our skin especially in winter when the skin is dry. Water keeps the skin hydrated and healthy looking which gives you glowing skin. Water flushes out the toxins from our bodies which can create skin problems. Water is also great for general well-being.
Dannii Turiello of the Dannii Beauty Blog - find out the latest news about Dannii Beauty on Facebook and Twitter
Winter Skin Care Tips by Tania Walsh
1. If your skin is more sensitive in winter and your foundation is aggravating it more, try a pure mineral foundation with no talc, bismuth oxychloride, chemicals etc - just pure minerals. Your local department store or beauty salon should be able to help you.
2. Do use a daily sunscreen - those clouds and cold weather are very misleading.
It's tempting to take long hot showers in the morning to warm up, but don't. This can contribute to dry skin by stripping your skin's natural moisture. Opt for warm, short showers.
3. If your eyes are a bit red and sensitive from the cooler weather - line the inside of your eyes with a white eye pencil to open and brighten your eyes.
Tania Walsh of Vani-T www.vani-t.com
Winter Skin Care Tips by Jodie Smith
Dry Body Brush
Prevent dry, bumpy skin through winter by dry body brushing each morning before your shower or bath. Dry body brushing can improve venous blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, release toxins, exfoliate dead skin, reduce ingrown hairs, prevent keratosis pilaris and many other health benefits. Dry body brushing is a traditional natural health practice, which involves brushing over the skin dry , with a plant bristle body brush and then followed by a shower or bath. It has amazing benefits to their skin through exfoliation and increasing circulation. Removing that crusty dead skin will leave the skin visibly glowing, smoother and increased hydration.
Hydrate the Skin
Hydrate the skin after the shower by using a natural moisturiser rich in natural antioxidants and vitamin E. I believe in Australian sourced products because of their quality and supporting local businesses.
Drink Fresh Juices Each Day
Start your mornings with a fresh juice and notice your skin will become a lot more taught, hydrated and glowing. The benefits of fruits and vegetables for our beauty and health can improve the moisture and texture of your skin dramatically. Key fruit and vegetables that will improve the hydration and tone of your skin are: beetroot, carrot, apples, zucchini, cucumber and avocado. The reason I chose beetroot is it helps remove my eye bags and purifies the blood, apples are for general good health, carrot for my eyes, zucchini has calcium for my bones, cucumber & avocado for my skin and hair. Each day I may place something extra in depending on the weather or how I am feeling which could be things like turmeric root is a natural healer for cold and flu. Seaweed, Maca powder and wheatgrass all help improve skin and hair.
Jodie Smith of Bodecare Brush Company www.bodecare.com