Natural Winter Skin Care Tips: Protecting Your Skin from Cold and Wind

As the winter winds blow and the temperature drops, you might notice your skin feeling a bit dryer, tighter, and maybe even irritated. That's because cold weather and harsh winds can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, redness, and cracking. But don’t worry! With a few adjustments to your skincare routine, you can protect your skin using natural, naturopathic methods. 

Naturopathic Tips for Winter Skin Care

1. Hydrate Inside and Out

Internal Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is a cornerstone of skin health, especially in winter. Warm herbal teas like chamomile or green tea can also keep you hydrated and offer antioxidants that support skin health.

2. Gentle Cleansing

Avoid Harsh Soaps: Winter skin is more vulnerable to irritation, so switch to a gentler, hydrating cleanser like the Wyuna Botanicals Wild n Minty Cleansing Balm that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. 

Lukewarm Water: Wash your face and hands with lukewarm water instead of hot water, which can further dry out your skin.

3. Protect Your Skin

Natural Barrier Creams and Moisturisers: Before heading outdoors, apply a protective barrier cream or moisturiser to provide external hydration. 

Some of our favourite creams are:

4. Diet and Supplements

Foods for Skin Health: Your diet can profoundly affect your skin health. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon and flaxseeds) and antioxidants (like blueberries and dark chocolate) can help maintain healthy skin.

Supplements: Consider supplements like Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids, which support skin health during the less sunny months.

If you're looking for more personalised support with your health and well-being, our expert naturopaths are here to help. Book a consultation with one of our naturopaths today and start your journey towards a healthier, more balanced lifestyle!

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