It’s no secret that we all want healthy skin with an everlasting radiant glow, however maintaining beautiful skin is generally an ever changing process for so many of us as we continue to fight the impacts of environmental factors.As our skin evolves over time, we tend to experience a change in our skin type, which often results in the need for change within our skincare routine. Achieving flawless skin all year round is not as easy as it appears, however, with the right guidance you can achieve that radiant glow everyday of the year!
Environmental changes are reflected in your skin healthFor the majority of us it’s common to become preoccupied with our skin type and the extensive range of products on the market, however we tend to overlook one key consideration when treating our skin… the environment in which we are exposed to. Additionally our skin will face changes over the different seasons, in which we require slight alterations to our products and skincare routine.
Although maintaining healthy skin habits is important during every season, it is extra important during those warmer months where your skin is constantly exposed to harsh UV rays. The use of sun protection works to shield the skin while preventing aging, redness, sensitivity and long term damage/ pigmentation.
During the colder months, our skin faces a variety of challenges. Not only are we exposed to cold conditions such as rain and wind, but also artificial heating indoors which works to further dry out our skin. These environmental factors can lead our skin to experience a range of changes including a lack of moisture, dullness, dryness and crusty skin. It is important to listen to your skin and observe the changes in order to determine how to best respond.
Tips on how to adjust your skincare routine throughout the seasons
Switch up your cleanser
As the seasons change, so does the climate. Creating the need to mix up your cleanser. Our skin experiences a range of changes as we go from cold to warm weather. Whether it’s dryness and flaky skin that you experience or dullness and irritation, it’s important that you incorporate the appropriate cleanser.
During the colder months we recommend opting for an intense hydrating, cream cleanser such as the INIKA Phytofuse Renew Camellia Oil Cleanser. This product works to cleanse the skin of daily impurities and toxins while nourishing and enhancing your skin's natural hydration levels.
Alternatively during those warmer months your skin may appreciate a lightweight, refreshing formula that isn’t too heavy on the face. The INIKA Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater works to remove all traces of makeup and dirt without drying the skin. Infused with natural plant sugars and Aloe Vera juice, this cleanser works to promote a balanced complexion.
Try a heavier moisturiser in winter
In those colder months it's best to incorporate a heavy duty moisturiser which includes ingredients such as Vitamin E that maintain the skin's natural hydration. If you're experiencing dry skin then it’s best to ditch the water based products, as water naturally evaporates meaning that these products won’t have a long lasting hydrating effect on the skin.
Check out the INIKA Phytofuse Renew Maca Root Rich Day Cream and experience intense hydration. Enriched with luxurious plant oils and butters, this cream relieves the skin of dryness and provides long lasting results. The anti-pollution properties form a protective shield against pollution and daily skin aggressors to minimise the effects of premature aging.
Add in a face oil to up your moisture retention
Face oils are the new must have product when it comes to your winter skincare routine. The use of a face oil quenches the skin, resulting in the need for less moisturiser and relieves the ongoing feeling of dry skin.
The INIKA Phyto-Active Botanical Face Oil consists of a blend of 18 high-end botanical oils that work to reinforce the skin's natural barrier and provide relief from the symptoms of dry skin. The oil will instantly absorb to ensure the effects to start taking place without leaving you feeling greasy. What more could you want?
Load up on skin-caring vitamins
Taking vitamins with breakfast is a common routine for many of us. However it’s time to start opting for vitamin infused skincare products to really experience the full range of benefits! Vitamin rich products work to treat skin conditions such as acne and eczema while protecting the skin against varying environmental influences.
The INIKA Certified Organic Lip Serum is the ultimate nutrient-rich lip care that you need. Infused with antioxidants such as Vitamin E and C, this product works to detoxify the lips and provide long lasting hydration. The inclusion of Vitamin C works to slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and acne. What’s not to love? Apply on bare lips or following your lipstick to repair skin and lock-in moisture for lush lips.
Add an exfoliant to your routine
Despite the season, it is important to ensure that we are exfoliating our skin regularly as this allows for the removal of dead skin cells and prevents clogged pores. Regularly exfoliating also allows other products to penetrate deeper and even skin tone while stimulating collagen synthesis.
The INIKA Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator combines natural exfoliating particles and fruit AHA to remove dead skin cells and purify the pores, contributing to a glowing complexion. Not only will this product leave your skin feeling unbelievably soft. But it will work to repair the skin for hours to come!
Don’t forget the delicate skin around your eyes and lips
For many of us, dry skin around the eyes and lips is a struggle as we enter those colder months. That’s why it's important to incorporate hydrating products into your skincare routine that work to create a protective barrier for the skin. Do you find yourself struggling to find suitable products for these sensitive areas of your face?
Incorporate the INIKA Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream into your skincare routine to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Featuring a combination of Resvertaol and Grapeseed Oil, this lightweight cream is the perfect addition to your skincare routine all year round, working to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
Discover INIKA’s Dry Skincare LineNourish and protect your skin against environmental damage by introducing dedicated dry skincare products into your routine! At INIKA Organic, our dry skincare products are all certified vegan and cruelty-free as we are committed to 100% natural and ethical beauty and wellbeing.
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