We all know a change of season brings a new beauty routine. Sun kissed afternoons are replaced with frosty temperatures in winter, which means hydration of your skin is a must for maintaining inner health and to look your best.
Inside Out Hydration
Fit hydration into your busy day, and drink plenty of fluids to help your skin stay young and wrinkle free. Coconut water is bountiful in natural hydration properties, containing five key electrolytes (potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorous) to aid the hydration process. The Cocobella range has no artificial additives or sweeteners – perfect to keep your fluid levels stocked up!
Eating for beauty should stay at the top of your list too. Keep skin vibrant by adding brightly coloured fruits and vegetables into your diet. Smoothies are a fast and easy way to fill up on raw nutrient content. Blend with Cocobella for an added boost of goodness.
The lack of sunshine in winter means you should increase the Vitamin D in your diet. Egg yolks and fatty fish are the best sources, or you can opt for a vitamin supplement instead.
Maintain your exercise schedule throughout the chilly months. The circulation and blood flow will bring much needed colour to your cheeks and keep you feeling positive and energised.
Mix things up with fun group activities or high impact classes that will warm your body up fast. Afterwards, treat yourself to a sauna to sweat out toxins. This will detox your body, help you unwind and leave your skin feeling soft and fresh.
Exfoliate & Moisturise
Remember, cold wind leaves skin chapped and dry. Combat against this with a combination of scrubs and moisturisers.
This is the time to switch your face moisturiser to a heavier cream and apply generously. Don’t skimp on the sunscreen either, sun rays can still do damage in the cooler months, especially in our climate. For your body, use luscious oil blends with jojoba, avocado or coconut to keep your body sleek and youthful.
Seek out exfoliators with salicylic acid for those stubborn chapped areas, or opt for a gentler organic natural scrub.
Soak It Up
Foot spas and long soaks in the bath will help you unwind and immerse your body in replenishing moisture. Keep temperatures luke-warm (hot water strips your skin of moisture). A long, hot shower will leave your hair wiry and static, so opt for a leave in conditioner to combat the frizz.
Prepare to switch your make-up routine to warmer tones, to banish a pale, winter complexion. A subtle blush or bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and contour lines will keep you glowing.
A final tip? Metallic eye shadows and shimmering lipsticks will add sheer dimensions to your face. Look for warming colours in bronze, gold and plum.