Beauties, the weather has changed… it’s starting to get colder and I bet there’s some of you out there that have started to put the central heating on already!
With the change in weather, it’s an opportunity for you to also change up your skincare, as skin can often look a little dull in those winter months… a mix of the harsher weather, the central heating and other factors can come into play.
One thing we’re going to focus on in this post is how to keep hydrated… from the inside out. This can really help to give you that ‘summer glow’ as well as really boosting your internal health.
Consistently hydrated skin needs to be approached from the inside out. Essentially if you’re not ensuring that you’re adequately hydrated internally on a daily basis then whatever you put on your skin will only be a temporary short term fix. We are made up of 60 % water after all!
It’s very easy as we leave summer behind and autumn/winter beckons to want to drink more tea and coffee (which are dehydrating) and less water.
Try drinking a mug or two of warm or hot water first thing in the morning before your tea, coffee or infuse your water with fruit, lemon for example.
If you are a tea/coffee drinker try to match every cuppa with a glass of water to help maintain your hydration levels.
Consider drinks that are high in electrolytes which are minerals that help to maintain the right balance of fluids. For example coconut water has the same level of electrolytes as many of the drinks sold to use after a workout. But if you’re not into that, consider some of fab sachets that you can add to your water that replace electrolytes and contain other skin boosting goodies.
To really make sure you’re getting enough hydration everyday, supplements can also come into play.
Rejuvenated: H30 Hydration
These sachets contain essential minerals and ions including hyaluronic acid that help the water to travel to the cells faster plus trans resveratrol which is a super antioxidant. Not only does this deliver effective hydration, your skin will be plumper and better hydrated, energy will improve and you’ll be protecting your cells from the effects of oxidative stress!
Think about updating your cleanser to one that cleanses without stripping your skin of moisture and that leaves your lipid barrier in tact. There are lots of choices available of all different types, so whether you like cleansing balms, cleansing oils, or washes there’s the perfect one for your skin type.
S5 Skincare Neutralise Cleanser
Gorgeous cleanser that doesn’t disrupt the skin barrier whilst being a really effective clean.
Moving into colder days, these are the sort of cleansers I like best – it has more of a balm texture to me which transforms into an oil when it makes contact with the skin. Beautifully rich and filled with antioxidants.
This exfoliant works a little more like a serum and has that sort of texture – it has fruit acids to exfoliate along with skin loving ingredients to soothe any irritation. Quite gentle so if you’re new to acids, this is a lovely one and I saw results after the first use!
This is the perfect time to think about adding a hydrating serum to your skincare regime like Hyaluronic Acid which is said to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and will provide some much needed plumping to your skin.
Tip: Mix your hyaluronic serum in with your other serums, to save the extra step.
Alpha H Hyaluronic 8 Serum
A Hyaluronic Acid serum is a perfect item to include in your routine to increase moisture to your skin. It can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water so this product will help you get more hydrated skin which is plumper and firmer.
Like a superfood meal for your face. This oil is a comprehensive skin treat… a moisturiser, a nourisher and treatment. It’s not an overstatement to say that this ‘Active Face Oil’ is a skincare game-changer: it’s one of the few oils that I can use in isolation without any other products.
Every single one of the ingredients used in this blend is designed to work synergistically to boost your skin and optimise its appearance; this tropical cocktail includes jasmine, nutmeg, rose de mai in its formula creating a bespoke tropical inspired fragrance journey.
Don’t skip the moisturiser… a good moisturiser is key to sealing in the moisture in. Remember that heavy doesn’t necessarily mean effective.
Alpha H Multi Vitamin Super Cream
This luscious cream is designed to optimise cellular function and to defend the skin against those nasty oxidants as well as boosting hydration – this is just the cream you need in your positive ageing toolkit especially as we start to make the journey from summer into fall.