Voya’s winter skincare tips on how to beat those blemishes and dry skin!
Dry skin and annoying flaky dry patches tend to arrive hand in hand with the annual drop in temperature. The biggest beauty battle of the winter months is losing your skin’s lustre due to dropping temperatures, chilling winds and heaters. At VOYA, we suggest that just like banishing those summer clothes to the attic for hibernation this winter when the cold creeps in, you should do the same with your skincare products.
Everyone’s skin becomes drier in the winter months, you are not alone, and we have pulled together a few tips to help you deal with dry skin. This time of year, a good diet, hydration, protective serums, and specific hydrating products are what your dry skin requires. In the summer we tend to look our best as we are more active and drink more fluids, this is one factor that affects our skin’s glowing appearance when winter hits.
VOYA therapist and Head of Sales Emma Roberts knows that using a good seaweed-based moisturizer such as Pearlesque with a protective hydrating serum like My Little Hero in winter is the key to beating skin irritation and quenching those dry problem areas.
“For me, winter is all about layering, layer your clothes and layer your skincare! The drop in temperatures outside and heating inside will play havoc with your skin. Your skins functional barrier can become damaged making it more prone to dehydration and sensitivity though winter. I love to use My Little Hero serum followed by our Pearlesque Moisturiser; the combination is a complete survival blanket for the skin. While the serum works on nourishing the deeper layers of the skin, the moisturiser locks in the serum, repairs and protects the skins natural barriers. The results are a happy healthy skin throughout the winter months.
Exercise and Diet
A healthy lifestyle is key to feeling and looking great. Try and get to an exercise class or to the pool at least once a week to get the blood circulation going and your pulse rate up, we know it’s tempting to sit indoors in the warmth, but a burst of exercise is how to keep your complexion in an angelic glowing state. Don’t forget to eat your greens too, did you know broccoli contains a massive amount of skin-boosting ingredients, Vitamin A & C as well as natural estrogens and essential fatty acids? Tip – just ensure you don’t overcook it; we like our broccoli al dente not just for the taste but also for the hidden skin benefits.
Winter Water Tips
Although it’s tempting at the moment, try not to turn the temperature of your shower up too much, as hot water is very dehydrating to your skin. To get the best moisture-boosting benefits after the shower, use a body oil immediately after soaking and towel blotting. We suggest one of VOYA’s organic seaweed body oils, Angelicus Serratus is formulated with VOYA’s signature notes of lime and mandarin. Our super-hydrating body oil is enhanced with anti-oxidant Rosehip that slows the signs of ageing and Evening Primrose, which helps improve cell structure and skin elasticity.
You can’t expect to have purified and hydrated skin if you don’t hydrate from within. Don’t forget to keep drinking water in the morning and throughout the day, bring a water bottle with you or a tall glass at your desk at work to remind yourself to drink a larger quantity. You can also slice some lemon or add lemongrass to your water to make it not only tastier but also more beneficial and aim to drink two litres of water every day!
ORGANIC Hand Cream
All the additional hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers combined with the cold this season is drying out our skin. It is important to take the additional step of keeping them moisturised, as cracked hands are more susceptible to skin infections. Hand lotions/emollients work by locking in existing moisture, so the ideal time to apply them is after washing when the skin is most hydrated.
Handy to Have, Reparative Hand Cream contains a powerful blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and seaweed extracts. It works to protect the skin by locking in moisturiser, its non-oily texture makes it perfect for protecting hands day-to-day.
In the winter it is very important to exfoliate to get rid clear away those dead skin cells and maintain your glow factor. Enzyme exfoliator maintains and minimizes fine lines and breakouts. For your skin to look as radiant and clear as it possibly can, you need to exfoliate once or twice a week depending on your skin type.
Seaweed baths are good for literally any ailment. When seaweed is steamed the polymers in the seaweed act as a carrier for minerals, vitamins, proteins, and polysaccharides, creating a natural alkaline poultice. These amazing luxurious oils surround the body, which is acidic by contrast, and by the simple process of osmosis, the body is detoxified, and minerals are replaced. These oils are naturally suspended in the water and as heat has opened the body’s pores, these oils are readily absorbed!
As well as feeling amazing, this will improve the blood circulation in your body and improve the texture of your skin (cellulite, stretch marks, be gone!)
VOYA offers a revolutionary range of results-driven seaweed-based facial and body products, combining the expertise of the world’s best cosmetic scientists with VOYA’s knowledge of the therapeutic benefits of seaweed.