A Makeup Free Winter: Natural Ways To Achieve Glowing, Makeup Free Skin
Winter brings with it a host of skincare concerns - dry skin, irritation, acne, or just wanting to achieve a natural, healthy glow whilst weathering the cold!
We spoke to with Australian Natural Beauty Expert Belinda Hughes about natural ways to achieve glowing, make-up free skin this Winter.
Humidity is generally lower in Winter, which can make your skin dry and brittle, so it is very important to cleanse your skin daily. Using a gentle face cleanser twice per day (morning and night) will help to rid your skin of debris like dirt, oil and pollutants which clog your skin's pore and cause dullness and breakouts. Use a mild natural, soap-free cleanser with lukewarm water to soothe sensitive skin.
Exfoliate your skin:
With cold air and dry indoor heating, your skin cells dehydrate and die out faster in Winter. Exfoliating is one of the best ways to naturally brighten your skin and immediately boost its glow. The process of exfoliating removes the skin's outer layer of dead cells, so healthy cells can prosper, leaving your skin smoother, clearer, and brighter. Use a natural exfoliant, such as Burt's Bees Exfoliating Clay Mask, which has over 99% natural ingredients such as super fruit Kakadu plum, vitamin C, antioxidants and magnesium, twice weekly to rejuvenate and revitalise dull skin cells.
Hydration is key:
Make sure you are keeping up your water intact in winter to give your skin its best chance of a radiant, natural winter glow. Set yourself a water drinking goal, to help motivate you to hydrate. A lack of proper skin hydration not only leaves your skin looking and feeling dull, it can also lead to dryness, redness, and irritation.
Eat plenty of antioxidants:
Beautiful glowing skin also starts on the inside, as the food that you eat can have a monumental impact on your skin's natural glow. Aim for foods that are rich with the major antioxidants (vitamin A, C and E) such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and asparagus – perfect for warm winter soups! Research has shown that antioxidants help protect skin cells from environmental damage and can also protect skin cells from UV rays.
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