Let us set the scene winter bunnies.
Hot chocolate in one hand, TV remote in the other. A cosy knit, a pair of fluffy socks, leggings (because when you’re in the comfort of your own home, YES they are pants) – it’s pure Winter bliss.
Your fave Netflix show is playing and the heater is like a warm little hug. Can life get any better?
As much as it’s lovely being a winter bunny and wearing clothes big enough to hide any pasta binges, often we forget about how the cooler months can take a toll on our skin – both on the face and the body!
So if your skin is feeling dry or tight, maybe even a bit scaly or flaky, here’s 5 quick way to hydrate the skin and combat dry skin.
1. Switch to body oil
While body lotion is good for hydrating the skin, step up your moisturising game by swapping your regular lotion for a nourishing body oil. Try a body oil that contains macadamia oil. Macadamia oil is the go-to super hydrator as it helps to lock in moisture and support the skin’s natural protective barrier. Some may feel a little apprehensive about applying an oil to the body – slippery oily mess? Fear not. The oil absorbs quickly and easily into the skin so no sticky, slimy feeling.
2. Boost hydration with a targeted treatment
Try our Hydrating Skin Package which helps to replenish moisture levels and helps revitalise the appearance of dull skin. Another option? Our 5-Step Microdermabrasion which can be fully tailored to your skin type!
Top tip: Combine these treatments with Skinstitut’s Hydration range which include Multi-Active Mist, Hydrating Mask and Moisturise Defence. Choose any 3 Skinstitut products for $99 – available at LCA locations.
3. Show your hands and feet some love
Repeat after us, love your extremities. The skin on your hands and feet are particularly susceptible to dry skin during Winter. Your hands are weathering the cold more than any other area of your body. Up the hydration by regularly applying hand lotion. Apply moisturiser to your feet before bed and pop on a pair of socks. Wake up, silky smooth and hydrated!
4. Make your humidifier your bestie
Use a humidifier to keep moisture in your home and office air, or keep a bowl of water on your radiators to add moisture to the air
5. Wise up on skin foods
Food has a major impact on skin health. Remember the following rules:
- Drink plenty of water – hydrated skin starts with a healthy obsession with H20.
- Avoid salty foods – it dehydrates the skin even further
- Make sure you’re eating plenty of good fats like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Looks to flaxseed oil, walnuts and walnut oils as your source.