Winter is well and truly here. The mornings are darker and colder, we’re covering, layering and wrapping ourselves in coats and knits. But it’s not only our clothing that is experiencing a shift, so too, is our skin. Drying, tightening and reddening of the skin are all common skin conditions during winter. As the lipid barrier on unprotected skin loosens, the skin is the last to receive moisture as it prioritises vital organs over the skin. And with the sun making less and less appearances our mood can also begin to dip to icy temperatures. Luckily, we know a thing or two about skin and self-care rituals that spark joy.
Pour yourself a nourishing elixir
Any sort of health or wellness regime should be approached from the inside out; which is why we love The Beauty Chef’s range of nourishing products. Combining bio-fermented whole-foods with skin-loving ingredients, The Beauty Chef’s microbiologist-approved range supports the gut, and as a result, the skin. We can’t live without their signature Inner Beauty Essential GLOW and COLLAGEN, which are both supercharged using their unique Flora Culture™ and available in delicious Berry or Unflavoured options. So mix yourself an evening cocktail, burn your favourite Coreterno candle, run a hot bath and relax into your radiant skin self-care routine.
Run a bath
Now, it wouldn’t be much of a bath without Salt Lab’s Magnesium Bath Salts. Loaded with detoxifying bentonite clay - an essential mineral for removing impurities and toxins from the skin; chloride and Dead Sea Salts known for their mineral-rich content; magnesium to help quieten the nervous system and prepare the body for sleep, along with the help of Sandalwood Essential Oil which promotes relaxation and encourages a calm and meditative state, you’ll be both blissed out and detoxified.
Hydrating Face masksWith the body taken care of, it’s time to move your attention to your face, and nothing says self-care more than a luxurious face mask. Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Masks are the SOS treatment for skin lusting for hydration. The soothing sheet masks provide intense moisture to help calm sore, dry skin. Containing Zinc, Hyaluronic Acid, Bio-Cellulose and Rockweed Algae Extract, you’ll want to leave the mask on for 15 minutes so the hydrating elements can absorb into the skin. Close your eyes and enjoy knowing your skin is getting a serious dose of nourishing hydration.
Quality over quantity
We hate to burst your relaxation bubble, but bath time is over! But that doesn’t spell the end of our ritual. In fact, the fun is only just beginning! At CULT COSMETICA, we’re firm believers in only using high-quality products. Mesoestetic Brightening Peel Booster is no exception. This incredible gel renews and brightens your skin - a winter essential! The boosters work by reactivating cell renewal and increasing skin hydration, evening tone and minimising blemishes and signs of photoaging. Skin is left clearer and brighter.
What’s a winter skincare routine without the final step - moisture! You know those essential lipids lost during the cold months? Well, this is where we start to pack them back in. Fitglow Beauty’s Cloud Comfort Cream is designed to nourish and protect dry and stressed skin. The organic cloudberry and chia extracts work to rebuild the skin’s strength and replenish the moisture barrier with the essential lipids and high doses of vitamins. Pump a small pea sized amount on the fingertips and tap over the face.
And finally, for the final touch with We Are Feel Good Inc’s Kakadu Plum Body Milk. Made with (you guessed it) native Australian Kakadu Plum Extract plus Vitamin B3, smother this baby over your body and give your skin the TLC it deserves.