· By Apoth and Co.
4 Easy Tips To Keep Your Skin Glowing This Winter
Winter is well on its way, and it's essential to stay hydrated and well-moisturised. We all want to look our best, but some days we may not have the time or energy to do an entire skincare routine. While we can’t change the seasons, we can make small changes to breathe life into dull, dehydrated and lacklustre skin.
A good skincare routine can help you look and feel great, and it’s possible to achieve a glowing complexion without spending hours in the bathroom. With these tips, you will have glowing skin in no time!
Step one: Remember the skincare basics
Creating a good base is a priority. The texture and condition of your skin determine the finish and longevity of your makeup, so ensuring you have clean skin is vital. Not sure where to start? Use our Clarifying Gel Cleanser to leave skin soft, hydrated and comfortable. Then, drench your skin in hydration with our Hydrating Serum before applying Moisturising Day Cream – trust us, thirsty skin will love this combination. Finally, follow up with Brightening Eye Cream for a boost of organic and natural Botanics, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Step two: Hydrate from within
It’s no secret that our inner well-being reflects our outer well-being. With our skin containing 64% water, how can we expect healthy skin when dehydrated? Additionally, lack of proper hydration doesn’t just affect the skin, but it also affects our energy levels, cognition and emotions. Aim for the recommended guideline of drinking at least 2.7 litres or 6-8 cups or glasses of fluids daily. Space your fluid intake throughout the day to ensure the best remedy for glowing skin in winter.
Step three: Keep active to boost your natural radiance
Staying warm and indoors can sound very tempting during this season, but it’s important to remember we tend to look better in the summer due to being outdoors and being naturally more active. Being active raises your body temperature, boosts circulation, and keeps your pulse rate and glow intact. Furthermore, exercise releases the chemicals serotonin and dopamine, which make you feel good and look good. Try to commit to 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as walking, weight training, yoga or running.
Step four: Sleep and Sunshine
Sleep and sunshine are crucial for skin health. Getting outdoors in the fresh air when it’s sunny can help replenish vitamin D levels in the skin. Often called the 'sunshine vitamin', vitamin D plays a vital role in skin protection and rejuvenation, so it’s important to get enough of it. Aim for a minimum of 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight several times per week. Getting enough rest is just as important – our skin goes through its repair process during sleep, meaning that getting enough sleep is vital to help the body restore and repairs itself. Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night.