Skincare survival: Eight essential tips for healthy skin this winter!
Now you don’t need us to tell you that ‘tis the season to be ‘chilly’! Winter is well and truly upon us and our skin is showing the signs.
Here at Biologi, we’ve done our best to prepare us and YOU for the impact of the cold weather by curating the Save Your Winter Skin Bundle. The essential winter skin survival bundle is flying off our shelves and into your hot (well, cold actually!) little hands as we speak.
But while we do our very best to provide you with the products the skin needs whatever the season, we always want to take our commitment to your skin one step further. Our goal is to provide you with education too. You see, we know that once people start to understand how skin cells work and what they need to thrive, that’s when the real power of our 100% active extracts truly begin to work at their fullest potential.
Why does the skin change in winter?
The outer, protective layer of skin has many different functions. Essentially, the epidermal barrier stops toxins and pathogens from getting in, and moisture and lipids from getting out. A strong barrier is vital for healthy skin and hydration.
The barrier is influenced by the environment. When exposed to cold winds and extreme temperatures such as heating and cold, combined with the lack of humidity in the air, skin can become red, dehydrated, irritated and sensitive.
If your skin is grappling with the harsher climes, here are our essential tips for healthy skin this winter.
1) Turn down the temperature on the shower
While the body might love a hot shower or bath at the end of a cold day, the skin’s response is the polar opposite. The extreme heat experienced by hot water can deplete the skin’s natural oils which impacts the natural hydrating processes.
This lack of natural moisture can lead to dry, flaky, irritated skin that can be harder to hydrate.
Keep showers and baths cool and your skin will thank you.
2) Exfoliate regularly
The skin might feel extra sensitive at this time of year, but that’s no reason to skip exfoliation. Buffing away dead skin cells can keep pores clean and brighten the complexion.
While the skin is more delicate, we recommend you avoid harsh scrubs which can cause irritation or sensitised skin. Instead, opt for a gentle enzyme exfoliant that is kinder to the skin.
3) Always wear sunscreen
If there’s one thing you must do all year round, it’s to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. Sunscreen is an absolute must every day before you leave the house. Even if the sky is cloudy, the rays can still penetrate delicate skin cells leading to dehydrated skin and premature ageing.
4) Get a good night’s sleep
Disturbed, broken or lack of sleep takes its toll on the skin leaving dark circles, a dull appearance and disrupting cellular repair.
Aim for a minimum of seven to eight hours a night to support cellular turnover and leave skin cells looking healthy and glowing, whatever the weather.
5) Build antioxidant protection
Antioxidants protect the skin against free radical damage caused by pollutants found in the environment. Use an antioxidant serum such as Bd Luminosity Serum to strengthen the skin’s outer layer so it can destroy the free radical chain reaction that causes damage including cracked, broken and sensitised skin.
6) Drink more water
While a warming hot chocolate might be what your body craves in the cooler temps, water intake is as important during the cooler months as it is in hot weather when you sweat more.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and needs adequate hydration to function optimally. Hydrated skin is bright, smooth, supple and luminous as opposed to dull, dry and irritated. Aim for two to three litres a day.
7) Cleanse properly
While face masks and beanies can keep you warm in winter, they can also trap bacteria under the skin leading to irritation and sensitivity. Cleanse thoroughly using Bc Refresh Cleanser to strengthen skin cells and make sure they remain hydrated while avoiding irritation.
8) Save Your Winter Skin Bundle – just $68!
Because we understand what the skin needs in winter, you can now save $18 when you purchase the Save Your Winter Skin Bundle!
The exclusive bundle features three of our essential winter products to help the skin defy the signs of the cooler temperatures. Focussing on repair and hydration, the products have been specifically chosen to help nourish and protect cells on a deeper level while providing vital antioxidant protection for the whole body.
How to use the Save My Skin Winter Bundle:
- Cleanse (we recommend Bc Refresh Cleaner bursting with nourishing phytoactives)
- Apply Bf Restore Face & Body Serum
- Sunscreen (YES, this is still essential even in winter!)
- Remove makeup with a microfibre pad
- Cleanse with Bc Refresh Cleanser
- Apply Bf Restore Face & Body Serum or Biologi serum of your choice to the face
- If extra hydration is required, wait for at least five minutes and apply two or three drops of Br Organic Rosehip Oil and massage with a Gua Shah or jade roller tool
- Apply Bl Nourish Lip Serum before bed
Biologi is a winter skin’s best friend!
Free from harsh ingredients that strip skin of natural moisture, all Biologi serums are 100% active, which means the ingredients work on a cellular level to produce immediate and long-term results.
Save your skin this winter, click here to shop Biologi.