Winter sucks the moisture out of your skin. There is no doubt about it! Ever since I moved back from Darwin, my skin has really struggled in the cooler winter months. So much so I went to see a dermatologist and spent hundreds of dollars on creams & treatments.
Through that process I’ve learnt less is more, go paraben/additive free and organic where possible. Up until now I’ve stuck to Cetaphil and La Roche Posay to keep my skin hydrated through the winter. It’s been working great so far, and cheaper than some of the more premium (and expensive brands). I haven’t wanted to switch to anything else, or try anything else in case my skin flared up again!
So, for the last three weeks I’ve been using the Mukti products, and trying to stick to my “winter hydration tips” below to keep my skin nourished this winter, and I must say, I’m impressed! If you’re skin is feeling a little dry, checkout my skin hydration tips below.
Winter skin hydration tips:
- Wash your face in cool water (not hot). I opt to wash mine in the skin after a shower and avoid putting my face directly under a hot shower. Hot water dries your skin out even more, and try not to rub it. I opted to wash my face in the sink with cool water and the Mukti Hydrating Cleansing Lotion (which smells beautiful by the way), it’s not a soapy cleanser so doesn’t dry out your skin even more.
2. Less is more. When it comes to skin care and makeup in winter – you need to pick a few things that work for you and stick to them. No more, no less. Also try to eliminate high processed foods and get plenty of leafy veggies in your diet.
When it comes to products in winter I avoid exfoliating cremes as they irritate my skin even more. I stick to a simple regime – cleanse, tone & moisturise (and moisturise some more!) I followed my cleansing with the Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist Toner and Hydrating Moisturiser for morning and alternated between the Marigold Hydrating Creme and the Antioxidant Oil depending on how my skin was feeling in the evening – basically I put these all over – or the Marigold Creme in areas that needed extra moisture.
3. Drink plenty of water. This is a no brainer! Generally in winter, our skin is battered by the elements (indoor heating, and cool air/wind outside). Drinking more water keeps our organs functioning in tip, top shape. It’s harder in winter to drink water, but trust me – do it or why not try a warming tea or hot water & lemon if you can’t stomach cold water? Aim to get at least 2L of water a day and your skin and overall health will benefit!
For more winter skin hydration tips, checkout this blog post on the Mukti blog.
What kind of tips (or amazing products) do you have for battling dry, winter skin?
I was gifted a sample set of Mukti products to trial, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.