Drinking water throughout the day is important for overall good health. Water aids digestion, circulation and absorption, as well as flushing the body of toxins. Like other organs, skin is made up of cells that require water to stay plump and healthy. Without water, skin becomes dry and more prone to wrinkles. To stay hydrated, try to drink around eight glasses of water a day. A nice glass and some lemon slices or berries for flavor are a couple of ways to make your sipping more interesting!
Exfoliating loosens and removes dead skin cells to reveal softer, smoother skin. Our Gentle Revitalising Exfoliant uses a natural combination of scientifically researched HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey, apple cider vinegar, jojoba beads and shea butter, to moisturise and condition the skin during the exfoliation process. For best results, gently exfoliate the skin on your face, neck and hands weekly and follow with a toner and moisturiser.
Dr. Doris Day, a board-certified dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center, notes that it is especially important to wear sunscreen after exfoliating, as it may make the skin even more vulnerable to sun damage.
Lathering on the lotion after a shower is the logical choice for smoother skin, but don’t forget to treat the skin on your hands and nails too. In the cooler months, you are likely to wash your hands more regularly to avoid winter germs and may be tempted to have long, hot showers which can dry out the skin on your hands and the cuticles around your nails. Hands are also particularly prone to ageing as they are constantly exposed to the sun and are not as fleshy as other parts of our body. ‘Women tend to forget about the hands when caring for their skin, but hands often can reveal a person’s true age,’ said Dr. Glaser, dermatology professor at Saint Louis University.
To nourish your hands and nails, try to avoid harsh soaps that may strip the natural oils from your skin. Instead, use cleansing bars with natural plant oils such as olive or coconut. If you work in an office, keep some Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream beside your desk, so you can moisturise regularly throughout the day.
What do you think? Do you have any tips to keep skin hydrated through the colder weather?