How is your Skin this Season?
As Winter / Spring approaches or settles in, we find ourselves bundling up in cosy layers and embracing the cold weather. However, along with winter's charms, it brings a set of challenges for our skin. The drop in temperature, coupled with dry indoor heating, can leave our skin feeling dehydrated and dull. However. by understanding the effects of seasonal changes on our skin and adopting effective skincare practices, we can keep our skin healthy and radiant throughout the winter months.
In this blog post, we will discuss the effects of seasonal changes on our skin and explore some effective remedies!
Impacts of seasonal changes
Our skin acts as a protective barrier, shielding us from the external environment. When the weather runs colder, the humidity levels drop – causing decreased moisture in the air. This low humidity, combined with exposure to strong winds, indoor heating, and even hot showers, strips the skin of its natural oils, resulting in dryness, itchiness, and flakiness. Moreover, these conditions can exacerbate existing dry skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis .
Alleviating Skin Dryness:
These are simple and easy ways to relieve dryness and dull skin, promoting improved skin health during winter.
One of the most fundamental ways to combat dry skin is ensuring we are adequately hydrated. While it may seem counterintuitive, drinking plenty of water during winter is crucial. Even though we may not feel as thirsty as we do in summer, our bodies still need hydration. Water helps to replenish moisture from within and aids in maintaining skin elasticity and a healthy complexion.
Investing in a nourishing moisturizer suitable for your skin type is another way to relieve dry skin. Ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerine-based products are all extremely hydrating for the skin. Make sure to apply these moisturizing products liberally, especially after showers, as this helps to lock in the moisture. Thicker, emollient-rich creams are especially good for winter and help provide a protective layer against the harsh elements.
3. Skin care regime
When cleansing your skin during winter, opt for fragrance-free cleaners that don’t strip away your skin’s natural oils. Harsh soaps and cleansers can further dry out the skin, aggravating winter-related dryness. Additionally, avoid hot showers and baths, as hot water can contribute to moisture loss. Instead, use lukewarm water and limit your bathing time.
4. Skin health supplements
During winter, boosting your skin health is as simple as taking supplements that contain nourishing vitamins and minerals. Our Hemp protein capsules, derived from hemp, are a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants, which are essential for maintaining skin health. These fatty acids strengthen the skin's barrier, retaining moisture and reducing dryness, while antioxidants combat inflammation and promote overall skin wellness.
Collagen supplements are another beneficial option available at Ocean&Green. Collagen is a protein that supports skin structure and enhances elasticity and hydration . As natural collagen production decreases with age, collagen supplements help replenish declining levels, supporting skin health and reducing signs of aging.
Seaweed supplements can also contribute to skin health. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, seaweed nourishes the skin from within. Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, seaweed supplements combat environmental damage, promote collagen production, and improve skin tone and texture . Additionally, seaweed contains essential amino acids, aiding in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
The winter season can be harsh on our skin, leaving it dry, lackluster, and prone to various irritations. Remember to stay hydrated, moisturize diligently, and consider incorporating hemp, collagen, or seaweed supplements into your routine to support your skin's overall health. At Ocean&Green, our supplements are crafted with organic, non-GMO, and local ingredients, abundant in natural vitamins and minerals, that nourish and revitalize your skin.
Embrace the beauty of winter while ensuring your skin remains happy, healthy, and glowing! Check out our Ocean&Green's Supplements can help be part of better and healthier skin and general well-being - oceanandgreen.co.nz
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