5 steps to healthy skin this winter
November 29, 2018
Feel that chill in the air? That means one thing: Winter’s here!
While we love all the good things that come with winter - such as snow days, Christmas, and wearing our favourite oversized cosy jumpers - there’s one thing we hate about this season: the damage it does to our skin.
The cold weather can take a toll on your skin with the frosty temperatures drying your skin out more than usual.
Good thing your daily dose of Absolute Collagen can help keep your skin glowing.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the largest protein and main structure in the human body, but we start to lose our natural collagen around age 25. Ever wonder why children have the most gorgeous skin, regardless of the weather? It’s because of collagen!
Our drinkable ready-mixed collagen supplements help your skin stay soft and supple due to the amino acids that make up the protein.
Taking collagen supplements is good for you as they help your skin by preventing your skin from sagging and losing its soft appearance. Get your daily collagen fix straight from the sachet or by mixing in your morning cup of joe, folded into your yoghurt, or add it to your breakfast protein shake for an extra boost.
So this winter, be sure to take your daily dose of Absolute Collagen for gorgeous skin, and follow these five winter skin tips to keep you feeling fresh and amazing as the cold creeps in.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
The icy temperatures cause your skin to dry out more than usual, which means more dead skin cells likely to accumulate on your face.
Nobody wants their skin to feel like sandpaper, so make sure you invest in a good exfoliating brush or scrub to keep your skin soft and smooth.
Wash your skin in lukewarm water
Although it’s tempting to crank up the heat the chillier it gets, you want to keep your showers at a lukewarm temperature to prevent redness and dry skin. If the water is too hot, it will strip away the essential oils your skin needs to remain smooth and glowing. Be sure to keep that tap at a lukewarm temp for beautiful skin.
Moisturise your skin immediately after washing & overnight
Aside from Absolute Collagen, moisturizer is your best friend this season. Due to the drop in temperature, skin dries up quickly, so immediately lock in moisture after a shower or bath with a light moisturizer.
And if you tend to get dry skin all over, no need to fret! Absolute Collagen works on the whole body, not just on your face. But for extra care, put some cream on your elbows, knees, and other problem areas overnight to prevent dry and flaky skin.
When it’s cold out, it’s so easy to reach for coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to warm you up. But keeping hydrated throughout the day helps your skin retain moisture. So drink up, that rule about 8 glasses a day isn’t a joke!
Switch up your H20 routine by adding a sachet Absolute Collagen to a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon and some mint. Not only is this a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up, but it stimulates your body to naturally produce more collagen.
Work up a sweat
It may be the last thing on your mind to go for a run into the freezing cold, but it does wonders for your skin! The more you move about, the more blood you have pumping around your body which will help keep your pores clear. Plus, working up a sweat flushes out the toxins and cleanses your skin.
So wrap up this winter and follow these tips and your skin will thank you for it!