How to Survive Winter – Skincare Edition

Winter isn’t coming my loves, Winter is well and truly here and I wanted to share with you my skincare survival tips. During Winter, we are exposed to cold air, harsh winds and drying elements which all have the potential to leave our skin feeling irritated, sensitive, flaky and dry. To help keep skin glowing, simply follow these tips and see how I apply them in my daily life.

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Tip #1. Drink Water
We all know that drinking at least 2L of water a day benefits our skin tremendously, but during Winter, we tend to “forget” to drink water, which translates to “don’t want to”. The reasoning being, drinking cold water on a cold day isn’t ideal.

Apply: I fill my water bottles up and leave them out at room temperature, everywhere around my house.

Tip #2. Update your Moisturiser
The first product that needs to change with the seasons is our moisturiser. With the temperatures dropping, we need a moisturiser that not only hydrates our skin, but also protects it.

Apply: A moisturiser that I’ve been using daily is the Botani Boost Balancing Moisturiser, which absorbs easily, leaving my skin hydrated and firm. I like that it provides a non-greasy finish and is very light-weight.
This is available at Botani and Priceline for $26.95AUD.

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Tip #3. Add an Exfoliant
To help our skin remove dead skin cells, we need to add an exfoliating step into our skincare routine more often. With the top layer of dead skin cells removed, our moisturiser is able hydrate the skin more efficiently.

Apply: A natural scrub that I’ve been using 2-3 times a week is the Botani Exfoliating 2 in 1 Scrub & Mask. I use this mainly as a scrub and it leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh and well hydrated. As this is a completely natural product, it doesn’t contain any nasties such as microbeads, a winner in my books!
This is available at Botani and Priceline for $39.95AUD.

Tip #4. Limit Shower Time
Everybody loves a hot shower on a cold morning/night, so this tip isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But hot showers can dry out the skin, leaving it dehydrated and itchy.

Apply: I limit shower time and only use water that is warm enough.

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Tip #5. Add a Serum
During the colder months, it’s a good idea to add a Serum back into our skincare routine to help combat dehydrate skin. Try to use only products that are natural with high active ingredients to limit irritations on the skin.

Apply: A serum that I’ve been using nightly is the Botani Olive Skin Serum. I like that it doesn’t leave an oily residual on my face and has helped my skin stay hydrated and radiance. It has also helped calm my skin, as I’m no longer experiencing redness.
This is available at Botani and Priceline for $31.95AUD.

I hope you’ve found my tips helpful and I would love for you to share your tips with me in the comments below.

Until we meet again, stay beautiful.

Loi x

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