While a fantastic skincare regime is necessary, other factors are just as essential to keep your body and skin in tip-top shape throughout the winter.
Although locally, our temperatures don't get as frigid when compared to other countries, we all know, and have perhaps already experienced, the effects of the cooler, winter air. We might try to compensate for the colder environment with man-made heating equipment, but this dries out the air dramatically and in turn, our bodies. Our skin becomes dehydrated and cracked - often painfully so.
While a fantastic skincare regime is of course necessary (we'll get to that soon), other factors are just as essential in keeping our bodies and skin in tip-top shape throughout the winter.
1. Stay hydrated!
You might find that drinking water is a little harder when the temperatures drop and that you're 'not as thirsty' – at least for water that is. Instead of swigging back another cup of coffee or tea, try to drink at least one more glass of water. Our skin is the barrier that keeps water inside of the body, so when it’s dry and cold, water evaporates from its surface faster and easier.
2. Invest in a humidifier
These nifty, little gadgets are a great way of adding moisture back into the dry air – especially if you love your heater in winter.
3. Use gentle products on the skin
This is where BOOST! comes in. Instead of restructuring your entire skincare routine in the winter, just incorporate a BOOST! Serum (or two). After all, they were created to simply fall into place within your current skin care regime.
A few serums we highly recommend:
QUENCH is a powerful and hydrating serum with multi-molecular hyaluronic acid that improves cellular hydration levels. The sodium hyaluronate in this product has moisturising benefits when applied to the skin. It mimics hyaluronic acid produced naturally by the body which hydrates, leading to smoother, plumper and firmer skin cells.
R 499.00 ZAR
ENERGISE is a vitality boosting serum rich in Vitamin B3 which assists in reducing wrinkles, an uneven skin tone and assists with hyperpigmentation. Avocado fruit oil and hyaluronic acid moisturisers the skin while vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, leaving the skin feeling nourished and visibly smoother.
R 529.00 ZAR
GLOW is an antioxidant serum that reduces oxidation and scavenges free-radicals in the skin. This promotes a healthy glow and provides defense against environmental factors. A myriad of moisturising ingredients including, aloe leaf juice, avocado oil, vitamin E, B3 and C, result in a serum that is both rich and incredibly nourishing.
R 549.00 ZAR