Winter can be a challenging time for mature skin. The cold weather, harsh winds, and low humidity levels can cause dryness, redness, and irritation. That’s why it’s important to use clean products with natural ingredients in your winter skincare routine to help your skin stay healthy, nourished and hydrated during the winter months.
Winter Skincare Tips for Mature Skin
Use a gentle cleanser
During winter, it’s important to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for a cleanser that contains natural ingredients like camellia seed oil, shea butter and chamomile. These ingredients are gentle and help to soothe and hydrate the skin. We also recommend doing a thorough double cleanse just once a day – at night is best or after exercise. Then just splash your face with some lukewarm water in the morning. This will allow your natural oils to further protect the skin throughout the day. Remember luke warm water only! Although it can be tempting in the cooler weather to turn the water temperature up, hot water will strip the natural oils from your skin, causing dryness, irritation and possibly burst capillaries!
MUKTI Calming Cleansing Balm or Clemence Organics Refining Cleanser
Exfoliating regularly is essential for removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. However, it’s important to choose an exfoliant that won’t damage or irritate your skin. Look for a gentle exfoliant that contains natural ingredients like papaya enzymes, natural acids, bamboo and jojoba beads to add to your winter skincare routine. We recommend this no more than once a week, as too much exfoliation can send the skin into overdrive and create tight flaky skin or breakouts.
MUKTI 2 in 1 Resurfacing Exfoliant or Clemence Organics 2 in 1 Exfoliant
Use a hydrating serum
A hydrating serum can help keep your skin nourished and plump during the winter months. Look for a serum that contains natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B and prebiotics. These ingredients help to lock in moisture and boost collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Clemence Organics Brightening serum, MOHI Everlasting 24k gold elixir or Clemence Organics Repair Serum
Moisturise with a natural face cream
A rich, natural face cream can help to protect your skin from the harsh winter weather. Add a cream to your winter skincare routine that contains natural ingredients like shea butter, vitamin e, calendula/marigold & rosehip. These ingredients are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to nourish and protect the skin.
Mukti Marigold Hydrating Crème or Mukti Queen of the Night
Protect your skin from the sun
Even in winter, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Look for a natural sunscreen that contains ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients provide broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays, without the use of harmful chemicals.
By following these tips and using clean products with natural ingredients, you can help your mature skin stay healthy and hydrated during the winter months.
Clemence Protect + Clarify SPF15 or Vanessa Megan A+B+C SPF15
Finally, remember to nourish the skin from within throughout winter. Of course it goes without saying to stay on top of your water intake no matter what age you are but during winter we may like to reach for herbal teas & broths which can provide the skin with antioxidants and collagen. Also focus on incorporating foods rich in good fats and vitamins a, c & e – such as avocado, olive oil, wild caught salmon, berries, leafy greens, red capsicum, walnuts, almonds & organic grassfed butter. These properties in our diet will help produce healthy oils for our skin externally and support collagen. As well as fight free radical damage and inflammation that contribute to skin ageing.
May you keep warm, and your skin be dewy and plump this winter!
*Remember to always patch test new products before use and consult with your skin therapist or dermatologist if you have any concerns about your skin.