A lot of people already know that hormones, and what you use topically on your skin, have a big impact on how it behaves. Did you also know that each seasonal change plays a big role too? We need to keep up with these changes to keep our skin healthy and glowing.
As the winter sets in for the Southern Hemisphere, the air becomes dry. For skin that is oily, this season may be music to your ears, but for those of us on the dry/dehydrated spectrum we can feel sapped of moisture. When the temperature drops, the air is dry, cold and humidity becomes very low. In addition there is an attack on our skin when indoors from dry, heated air trying to keep us warm.
This is where we need to consider exfoliation in our routines. Although we should not disregard this step all together, we should be very aware not to over exfoliate. My biggest tip for correct care this season is to massage and manipulate, using oils and incorporating KORA Organic’s Rose Quartz Facial Sculptor. I suggest gliding it over your skin morning and night, to stimulate your skin cells naturally. Personally, I use it on my face and my body. For combination/oily complexions this is the time for light weight layering. I suggest the use of serums to prepare your skin to avoid congestion during the summer months, as well as lightweight oils to massage into your skin.
During these times we may also start reaching for comfort foods, such as sugars, white foods, dairy, fried and fatty foods. Be aware that what you are feeding your gut will eventually show on your physical skin and body… If carbohydrates make you feel sluggish then be assured your skin will become sluggish as a result. Sugar is a comfort food for many and found in lots of foods. It is also one of the main substances slowly eating away at your skin’s structure, making it a big contributor to premature ageing. Try to reach for more colorful root vegetables and fuel yourself with good nutrients during the winter months.