8 Ways To Keep Your Skin Hydrated From Head To Toe
Posted by Stephanie Orr in Body, Hands & Feet, Skin Care
Now that we are well on our way to delving into the depths of Winter, it's safe to say our skin is feeling a little more fragile than usual.
From my moisture deprived lips to the visible dehydration lines around my eyes, my skin has subsequently become exceptionally dry over the last few weeks, so much so that I've upped my moisturising game to 3 - 4 times per day as opposed to every morning and evening.
After all it's not just the cold weather our skin reacts to, the dryness from central heating systems can also strip away essential moisture from our skin, causing an increase in dullness, sensitivity and dryness over the Winter period.
What Can I Do To Maintain My Skin's Hydration?
Maintaining your skin’s hydration levels throughout the Winter season is manageable with the right products, I'm currently loving Africology's skin care range which has recently launched on My Beauty Matches and is a God send for this season.
Enriched with pure essential oils, Africology's products are rich in antioxidants and renowned for their anti - inflammatory benefits which have been formulated to support dry and dull skin whilst catering to anti ageing requirements.
I often find it quite hard to come by a hand wash that I really like due to my skin being extremely sensitive to new ingredients, but I have to admit Africology's Purifying Hand Wash, £20 ticks all the right boxes. Infused with Green Rooibos and Vitamins E, B, C, this handwash is also rich in antioxidants, anti - inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which makes it the perfect place to start pre skin care regime.
If you’re looking for an easy way to restore lost moisture back into your skin, try cleansing your face twice a day with Africology’s Hydrating Cleansing Lotion, £29.50. Great for refreshing the skin with an instant hydrating boost, this sumptuously thick cleanser is also good for removing dirt and impurities. Apply three generous pumps to the face and massage in for 30 seconds, remove with a hot muslin cloth for best results.
After cleansing add an extra dose of nourishment with Africology’s Skin Hydrating Oil, £22 which can be applied either directly onto the skin for an overnight nourishing treatment or as a moisturiser booster. Formulated with Jojoba, Marula, Frankincense, Rosehip, Geranium and Evening Primrose Oil this skin booster also helps to strengthen skin, improve elasticity and soften wrinkles for a more rejuventated appearance.
Scrub Away Dead Skin Cells
As much as the Winter season calls for a shift in our wardrobe attire dry, dull, patchy skin can still surface during the cooler season even if you're wearing a ton of layers. The key here is to make sure you are paying as much attention to your body's hydration requirements as you are to your face. Africology’s Body Scrub, £29 is perfect for removing dead skin cells and re - energising the skin. Packed with natural vitamin and mineral extracts it also helps to keep skin sumptuously soft with long lasting smoothness.
Follow your body scrub steps up with an extra dose of hydration with Africology’s Body Wash, £23 which is enriched with natural plant extracts and essential oils to moisturise and soothe skin.
After replenishing your body with Africology’s Body Wash massage a generous amount of Africology’s Frangipani Body Balm, £21 with a few drops of Africology’s Marula Conditioning Body Oil, £22 to soothe and seal in your moisturisation steps for an intensely hydrating treatment. Infused with shea butter, rosehip seed oil, marula oil and unrefined beeswax this balm works wonders to hit back at deliriously dehydrated skin this season.
Last but not least ensure your lips are taken care of this winter with Africology’s Lip Balm, £5 which contains a blend of shea butter, marula and rosehip oils to soothe and hydrate lips. A must have handbag essential throughout the year and most importantly in Winter.