5 Tips to avoid dry Winter skin
Throughout the past few months while our Retreat has taken a pause, we were comforted knowing that our guests were able to create their very own Day Spa facial at home with our skincare range – Retreatment Botanics. Although, we’re now open again and indulging you in our unique Day Spa treatments, it’s still important to nurture your skin throughout Winter every day.
Here are our top 5 tips for fighting back against the effects of Winter on your skin, so that you can give it the nourishment and hydration it needs to bring back that supple, hydrated glow!
#1 – SAY NO TO STEAMING HOT SHOWERS (AS TEMPTING AS IT IS!)
We totally understand that one of the greatest feelings at the end of a cold Winter’s day is to immerse your body into a steaming hot shower or bath… However, this is one of the quickest ways to dehydrate and inflame your skin, zapping it of all its moisture. Try to keep the water temperature on the warmer side (while still feeling comfortable) to give your skin a better chance of preserving its hydration.
#2 – GENTLY PAT YOUR SKIN DRY
Vigorously rubbing your face and body with your towel may get you into your warm clothes sooner, but your Winter skin craves a soft patting movement to dry. The harsh rubbing will break the already dry and suffering skin, causing itchy, flaking & irritated skin. Just as you take the time in your skincare rituals, take the time to dry yourself slowly and gently. Investing in a super smooth towel will also do wonders for your dry skin.
#3 – APPLY MOISTURISER AS SOON AS YOU’VE DRIED YOUR SKIN
After every shower, as soon as you’ve patted your skin dry, apply the Wild Kakadu Hand & Body Cream all over your body and hands prior to dressing. The Aloe Vera, Shea & Cacao butters will hydrate and nourish the skin, locking in moisture to get you through the day of harsh weather. To ensure your hands keep hydrated and nourished, we recommend re-applying this moisturiser after washing your hands, too.
#4 – HYDRATE YOUR BODY ON THE INSIDE
When the temperatures are cooler, it’s so easy to neglect our water intake. But regardless of what we do to prevent our skin from drying out, if we aren’t hydrating our bodies internally then we don’t have much chance! So, our theory is that if you can’t keep up the total 2 litres of water a day, make up for it with herbal teas instead!
#5 – DIAL UP THE NOURISHING SKINCARE
While nourishing skincare should be an all-year-round necessity, it’s still important to switch out any products that aren’t providing that rich hydration to the skin OR add more to keep up with the levels your skin requires. As always, ditch any harsh foaming cleansers or high pH soap bars – the alkalinity will strip away your skin’s natural protective barrier, causing your skin to dry out and become more sensitive. For Retreatment Botanics nourishing step-by-step Winter skin ritual – CLICK HERE
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