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7 WAYS TO PREP YOUR SKIN FOR WINTER

“The temperature is cooling down and winter is around the corner. Just like you change your wardrobe when the weather turns chilly, now is the time to change your skin care routine.”

 

During the winter months the skin is often forgotten about and left unprotected. This can cause significant dryness, itching and redness. While we can’t stop winter from coming, we can counteract the effects that this season has on our skin with a little preventative care. This can go a long way in helping keep our complexion glowing and healthy.

 

Check out our top tips to help you keep your skin soft and supple this winter:

Step 1: Moisturise

It is important to change your light weight moisturiser for thicker products that quench your skin’s thirst and rehydrate  your skin. Moisturisers are a critical component of a skin care routine, as they help keep skin dryness at bay. Add a protective layer to your skin today.

 

 

Step 2: Exfoliate

Regularly exfoliate your face and body to remove dead skin cells  and allow moisture to absorb into the skin quicker and more effectively. Use an exfoliant that is non-abrasive to ensure that it feels comfortable on your skin.

 

Step 3: Use a hydrating mask

To bring back radiance and softness  to your face, use a soothing hydrating mask. Use this twice a week before you go to bed, and let it do its magic for 10 to 20 minutes.

 

Step 4: Apply lip balm

To get rid of the dead skin that’s messing with your lip look, try using a lip balm to add moisture. This will help protect against chapping  and rejuvenate the delicate skin. After using a moisturising lip balm your lips will look and feel smooth. Get yours today!

 

Step 5: Protect your hands from the cold

Some parts of our body are more sensitive to the weather than others. During winter our hands get chapped, cracked and irritated because we are using them for every task, all day. Our hands are so important; however, we often forget that they need the most care. To prevent ageing and dryness of your hands it is important to use a moisturiser every morning and night.

 

Step 6: Have cooler showers

While hot showers are a welcome relief in winter, they tend to dry out skin and hair. It is important to reduce the temperature of your showers and apply a rich moisturiser after.

 

Step 7: Wear Sunscreen

It is important to always protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, even during the winter months. Sunscreen should be used for all seasons, so make sure you apply it every day as part of your skin care routine

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Vitamin C in your skin

Vitamin C serums are legendary for a reason: They work!

Uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, acne scars, general dullness — you can name just about any common complexion concern, and there’s a good chance that vitamin C (and the skin-care products it’s featured in) is a recommended treatment.

How does the ingredient work on the skin, though?

Are the brighter, smoother results thanks to the same potent antioxidant found in the orange juice you drink when you have a cold?

First, What is Vitamin C?

As far as your skin is concerned, vitamin C is “a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals,” explains board-certified dermatologist Patricia Wexler. “Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.”

So, in the same way, that consuming antioxidant-rich foods aids your body in fighting off free radicals, topical antioxidants do the same for your skin by helping to offset daily aggressors like UV damage and exposure to air pollution.

A quick refresher course on antioxidants: They prevent or reduce damage to our cells by neutralizing the production of highly reactive molecules called free radicals. In other words, antioxidants help keep our body and our skin cells healthy.

How else does Vitamin C benefit the skin?

  • Antioxidant
  • Skin-healing properties by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. (we all know the benefit of Collagen and Elastin)
  • Promote collagen production
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Prevents hyperpigmentation and dark sports

How can you include Vitamin C in your skincare routine?

Dermatologists agree that the best vitamin C skin-care product to use is serum, because “serums are more effective than creams or toners”

As a general rule, serums should be layered underneath your moisturizer.

My personal favourite is The Body Shop Vitamin C range.

I personally own the The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost and the Face Mist and I love it! I’ve been a user of the Skin Boost for almost 8 years and I can’t love it anymore.

 I have tried a variety of Vitamin C ingredient skincare, and the one thing I would advise is to try it out. Get a sample if you can, try it out on your hand if you can’t get a hold a sample.

Reason being, the scent, texture and consistency of different products vary.

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Sumusu Beauty

A new Japanese website has just launched into Australia and in celebration to their launch, first 50 customers would get a free face towel!

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With that, their price ain’t that expensive and it’s pretty on-par with getting them in Japan!

The DHC Lip Balm is about $18 in other stores and Lululun Face Mask is about $15 in other stores. Hence, Sumusu Beauty is not expensive and I’m so excited with what they would bring in to stores in the future!

They have just release the Rose Quarts Beauty Rollers!

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The perfect accessory to add to your beauty collection. Not only does it look pretty but it does wonders for your face. The double roller helps enhance blood circulation, improves product absorption, and reduces puffiness. It also helps relief your stress & tension making your skin feel softer and smoother.

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Due to the natural formation of the Rose Quartz stone, each piece is unique and may vary in colour.

You can shop now at Sumusu Beauty at here and also sign up to receive new release of their products!