5 Easy, Natural and Affordable Ways to Keep Skin Glowing…All Winter Long
Winter is just around the corner and that has many of us dreading the reappearance of that all too familiar drab, pasty skin we’ve come to learn to live with in the colder months.
But we don’t have to.
Winter has a bad reputation it’s not entirely deserving of. This is a time for recuperation, for hibernation and for contemplation for many living things on this beautiful planet of ours and really, our skins should be no different.
Though we tend to fear the barren winter months and the effects the freezing, sub-zero conditions are going to be unleashing on our skins, maybe it’s time for a Winter revolution! Armed with the right, often inexpensive, easy tools we’ll be touching on in this post, we no longer have to be worried.
Intrigued? Read on …
1. Sun Protection
The Sun is still there even if you can’t feel it … This is especially true at higher altitudes. Many sport enthusiasts can’t wait to get out there and hit the slopes at the first sign of snowdrops but we often tend to forget about the effect that being closer to the sun has on our skin. Sure, we’re covered up but what about our face and necks? Chapped lips are a commonality during winter but don’t ignore Mother Nature’s warning, apply a suitable lip balm and an appropriate sun protection cream to limit the damage the sun has on our skin.
Always make sure you keep your skin moisturised during the colder months with an effective day and night cream routine and body lotion. Body butters are a delectable solution to the extra dryer conditions your skin may be facing during winter and organic based alternatives (which are always a bonus!) can be found in a few ethical and sustainable organisations nowadays.
Keeping your skin hydrated during winter is affordable and so easily achieved in today’s natural market so really, we have no excuse!
4. Natural Anti-Inflammatories
Turmeric is your new best friend … Winter tends to increase the after effects of niggling injuries we may have acquired along the way. A good story is one that involves ups and downs and that often means prior damage to our bodies but don’t let that stop you from enjoying life to its fullest.
Part and parcel of our unique journeys means that the colder weather may cause some of our old wounds to flare up a little from time to time. However, the good news is that we don’t have to live with these revisits any longer. Turmeric is well known for its amazing attributes, traditionally used in India and associated Yoga practices; turmeric has a vital role to play. Many yoga practitioners encourage a small amount mixed in warm milk in the morning to keep arthritic pain and associated inflammation at bay. As a bonus tip, add some freshly ground cracked black pepper to the concoction to increase your body’s absorption of this natural wonder cure.
This yellow spice also has a wide array of benefits for the skin including the easing of eczema, purifying the blood and retaining a glowing skin just to name a few. Best of all, Turmeric is easily found in your local health outlets (as well as Indian grocery stores as the ingredient is very common in Indian cuisine) and there are a wide variety of options available from Certified Organic, Organic and natural as well as Hand-pounded varieties to capture as much of the natural aromatic flavour as possible.
5. Massage away those Kinks
Do you remember how your mum always said it’s what’s inside that counts? Turns out mums are a lot smarter than we originally thought. Not that we really needed proof, did we?
Our skin, hair and nails are a reflection of what’s happening inside of us. It’s also common knowledge that as the largest organ of our body, skin is also often the first symptom of stress that we may be feeling.
Massage is a superb option to de-stressing ourselves. Not only does it feel great, massage is wonderful for our inner and outer health. Before you start calculating the increasing costs associated with the image that massage often conjures up – rich Hollywood stars, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Consider arranging a girls night out where you all pitch in for a Masseur (sharing the costs may make it more affordable for all you very deserving girlfriends) and it also makes it a great alternative to a calming, soothing time out from the daily trials and tribulations we all face.
So there you have it!
5 Easy, Quick and Affordable Natural Ways to keep your skin glowing throughout the year, even during the more clichéd notoriously troubling seasons. Best of all, these natural remedies, direct from Mother Nature’s treasure trove of nifty secrets to keep our skin amazing can be used all through the year as an effective skin care regime.
Do you have any other Winter Skin Tips we’ve missed? Let us know in your Comments.