October 19, 2020 Whether you are prone to bad skin, suffer from skin conditions, or if stress and the change in weather affects you, skin care is something that should be high up on your priority list. 2020 has been one of those years, so we know how important skin care is, especially during the most stressful and uncertain of times to keep you feeling refreshed and confident. Read on for a few skin care tips and tricks that will keep your skin not only looking great but feeling great. Moisturiser… your new best friend If you are someone that suffers from dry skin, finding the right daily moisturiser will work wonders. Applying the lotion daily right after stepping out of the shower will seal all the moisture in your skin that it has just absorbed from the shower. This is to make sure your skin is feeling soft and smooth whilst being fully moisturised throughout the day. With the cold winter weather heading for us at full speed, make sure you are carrying a heavy moisturiser in your bag, car or workplace in order to keep your hands moisturised to avoid drying and breaking of the skin. We have multiple beauty products available that help with such conditions. Top up the sunscreen Smothering your skin in SPF, even in the winter months, should always be a priority. Just because it’s not bright sunshine and scorching hot, UV rays affect your skin all year round. Sunscreen formulas are made with zinc and are generally non greasy and non irritating, which means they can be especially good for acne prone or sensitive skin. Choosing sunscreens with zinc oxide or titanium oxide means your skin is protected from the sun’s UVB rays as well as the UVA rays. Reduce your salt intake If your skin is feeling parched, it may be time to give up that secret pretzel stash in that work drawer of yours. Excessive amounts of sodium in your diet can be one of the main causes of dry skin. The salt sucks the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry and with a lack of natural glow. In order to get your glow back, cut down on the salty foods and snacks, and invest in a hydrating facial moisturizer to get that moisture back into your skin. Scrub the day away Exfoliate, exfoliate exfoliate! A great body scrub and a regular exfoliating routine helps even out the surface of your skin. It reveals fresh cells underneath dry and dead areas, which helps your skin shine. These dry and dead skin cells are what dulls your skin’s appearance and can make it feel dehydrated. Exfoliating may feel like a chore but your skin will be feeling fresh and new with a healthy glow in no time. Pay attention to your sleeping habits Your bed sheets and pillowcases have a huge impact on the condition of your skin. We have written a whole blog post about the benefits of silk sheets, so if you are looking for more in depth reasons to switch your sheets to silk, click here. You want to have as little friction as possible between you and the sheets, and cotton or flannel sheets can be a reason for early aging signs, as well as causing creasing, or sleep lines on your face and body. This can also be down to positions that you tend to sleep in during the night. So switching it up and moving around to a spot that has less direct contact with your face and pillow will diminish the risk of these lines forming.