Skincare During Winter
During the colder months its very common to experience skin changes such as dryness, redness and even dullness which can happen due to a variety of reasons. The good news is, there’s a few simple things that you can do help keep your skin feeling nourished and hydrated.
The first thing to understand is what could be the cause of these skin changes, in particular we want to discover what could you be doing differently to be avoiding these changes.
The number one cause of dry and discoloured skin during winter is dehydration. Being dehydrated during winter is extremely common as due to the colder weather majority of people feel less inclined to drink water. On average an adult body requires around 2L-3L of water a day depending on energy expenditure to maintain adequate hydration levels. When the body is dehydrated it is unable to eliminate toxins through the skin, resulting in skin problems such as eczema, dry skin, discoloration and even premature wrinkling. Therefore, by keeping your body hydrated you are giving it the ability to eliminate toxins and have healthier, more hydrated skin.
Environmental factors such as the colder weather, harsher winds and artificial heat from heaters or fires can play a huge role on skin health. The extreme conditions in contact with the skin can result in increased dryness and redness. Unfortunately exposure to these elements can be unavoidable, particularly in winter however a good skincare routine to counteract the damage can work wonders. Finding good facial moisturisers, skin oils (such as Lumila’s oil) and cleansers for your skin type is a great place to start. Implementing these products into a daily skincare routine whether it be in the morning or evening is a great way to support your skin health while keeping it nourished and hydrated.
Another way to support your skin during winter is by taking a collagen supplement to support the production of skin cells. There are lots of great collagen supplements on the market however when choosing one its important to look at what is in it. The main forms of collagen supplements come from beef, marine and vegan (combination of proline, vitamin C and zinc). Things to consider about marine and beef collagen sources are that they are extremely high in vitamin A, high amounts of vitamin A can potentially be harmful to babies, so if pregnant or breastfeeding a vegan source of collagen is a much safer option. Lumila is a great option for a vegan collagen supplement as it contains the combination of vitamin C, zinc and proline, which is breastfeeding and pregnancy safe while helping to support the healthy growth of hair, nails and skin.
By keeping yourself hydrated, implementing a good skin care routine and taking a daily collagen supplement, you can support healthy skin all year round and counteract the effects that winter can have on your skin.