The cooler months bring snuggly jumpers, hearty soups and a whole lot of new conditions to protect your skin from.
From dry, crisp air to artificial heating, here are some ways the cooler weather can have an effect on the skin, which may have you considering altering your routine for Winter.
Humidity levels will often drop during Autumn and Winter, meaning that there is very little moisture in the air, this may cause you to experience flakiness and dryness as the dry-crisp air attempts to suck up all of the moisture it can from your skin. This can be especially problematic for those who are prone to eczema and other skin conditions that dry out the skin.
Australian Summers will more often than not bring extremely hot days and even heatwaves, meaning that many of our homes tend to be on the cooler side. When winter rolls around, many of us will have our heating or fireplaces on practically 24/7. Especially now with COVID – 19, where we’re spending a lot more time at home. Much like the cool air, hot air can also be quite drying for the skin, this can lead to cracking, flakiness or even irritation.
Hot Baths and Showers
Getting in a hot bath is a great way to unwind at any time of the year, however, there is something especially delightful and soothing about a hot bath in Autumn and Winter. And we’re sorry to rain on your parade, but hot baths and showers can also have a negative effect on the skin. Too much hot water can not only potentially strip the skin’s protective barrier but it can also be quite harsh on the skin’s delicate surface.
We’re all guilty of indulging a little bit more in the cooler months. How could we not? It is, after all, hibernation season. As satisfying it is to indulge in all of our cravings, this too can have an effect on the skin. Studies suggest those who have diets high in refined carbohydrates and sugar were more susceptible to acne and blemishes. It is speculated that this is due to foods with a high glycemic index (GI) spiking your sugar levels which is thought to increase the level of hormones responsible for oil production.
Want to keep your skin protected from all the elements this Autumn and Winter? Here are some go-to Y natural products to help get you through the cooler months…
Regarded as our “hero product” by many of our customers, 600 SMOOTH is packed with effective and delightful ingredients including Bulgarian Rose Otto, Hibiscus and wheat extract. These three ingredients, along with many other natural ingredients present in 600 SMOOTH are lauded for their collagen formation and firming abilities. 600 SMOOTH will help level out expression lines and maintain firmer skin, particularly around the eye and neck area.
Made from an assortment of decadent oils including, Bulgarian Rose Otto, Organic Jojoba and Evening Primrose which are high antioxidants and essential fatty acids. 601 NOURISH is the epitome of LUXE! Intended as a night treatment, 601 NOURISH will help protect and fortify the skin where cell growth has slowed, help slow down the loss of moisture by replenishing sebum levels and will nutrify the skin with an array of essential vitamins and minerals.
Made from three native Australian extracts, Kakadu Plum, Sneezeweed and Flame Tree as well as Aloe Vera and Hibicus Seed Extract which are incredibly rich in protective antioxidants whilst also purportedly having anti-inflammatory, healing, hydrating, tightening and soothing properties. 602 RESTORE may help stimulate collagen production whilst also providing the skin with that extra bit of hydration for the cooler months.
Soft, supple and light on the skin’s surface, 603 BALANCE is a suitable alternative to moisturiser. Our Jojoba oil is suitable for a variety of skin from extra-sensitive to problem or oily skin. Jojoba has a remarkable balancing effect on the skin, in the sense that it helps oily skin become less oily and dry skin less dry by helping to replenish skin that has lost sebum levels through age and/or environmental factors. 603 BALANCE also has excellent healing and moisturising properties, meaning that is great for softening hair and nail cuticles whilst also helping to soothe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Combining powerful antioxidants, skin, natural oils, invigorating herbal extracts and pure essential oils, 700 SOFT will help to smooth, nourish and protect the skin from environmental factors such as the cold dry air and artificial heat. 700 SOFT is also helpful for giving your little hands a little TLC with all of the additional handwashing we are doing at the moment. Discover our Essential Hands Collection Featuring 700 SOFT as well as 603 BALANCE here.