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Say Byeeee To Dry, Dehydrated + Dull Winter Skin

Winter skin, it’s a thing alright! But, it’s 100% not a vibe.

As the outdoor temperature drops + we turn it up inside, tight, itchy, flaky, dry, dehydrated + dull skin starts to make an oh-so-unwelcome appearance. 

If you’re seeking healthy, happy + glowing skin (ain’t we all) - then read on pal, ‘cos I’m about to dish the goods.

But first. Let’s chat the 101 on skin barrier + the difference between dry + dehydrated skin.

It’s a MF-pinky-promise that I won’t use skin jargon here (*yawn*).

Your skin, quite simply, has a natural barrier designed to keep the good things in (think moisture) + the bad stuff out (like bacteria + pollution). However, mix + mash the chilly winter climate + lifestyle factors (I’m talking the foods you eat, medication + stress) + your natural skin barrier goes into overdrive mode + realllly struggles to hold onto all that precious moisture + hydration.

Dry Skin

Maybe you’re born with it, maybe it’s… well it’s actually just dry skin. You can raise this one directly with ‘yo mama. Dry skin is a skin type that you’re usually born with. Meaning your skin doesn’t produce much oil. And, unfortunately, dry skin types are usually more prone to feeling the full-force of winter dehydration.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is thirsty skin. Screaming desperately for the goodness of hydration. Inside + out. All skin types (yip, even oily + combination skin) will start to feel tight + itchy + start to look dull + show surface lines. Dehydrated skin can happen all year round, but chilly outdoor temps, harsh winds + dry indoor air from heating can make your skin look + feel next-level parched.

Comin’ in lukewarm with a MF Top Tip for ya bod…

  • Hot water is a super-sucker. Not only does it open the doors for dry + dehydrated skin, but it also increases your chances of those pesky ingrown hairs. So, turn down the heat + try to limit your time under tepid water to 5-10 mins. And once you’re outta the bath or shower? Lather yourself (face + bod) in a top-quality moisturiser.


MF Pro-Tip: Keep ya bod hydrated, happy + healthy with Bronte Body Oil + Anihana Moisturing Sticks.

Happy + healthy skin from the inside out

  • Look, the last thing I wanna do is be a Debbie-downer - ‘cos life is for living, right!?! But… if your skin ain’t singing then you might wanna limit, or take a break from, your daily cuppa joe or nightly vino with dinner. I know, I know - hear me out… Caffeine + alcohol are diuretics (hydration suckers) + will contribute to skin dehydration.  Consider replacing your daily fix with Bestow Herbal Organic Teas.
  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are both your winter-days + everyday BFF to keep your skin hydrated + to boost essential healthy function. Walnuts, Olive Oil + Avocado are good foodie examples of EFA’s. Because your skin doesn’t produce EFA’s - a real MF fav to help you out? Bestow Beauty Oil is enriched with both Omega 3 + Omega 6 to optimal skin function (did ya know Fish Oils only contain Omega 3!?!).
  • If ya know a thing or two about skincare - you’ll probs be familiar with Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It’s a substance that helps the skin retain water (a humectant) + maintains healthy lubrication + hydration. But did ya know your skin naturally produces HA? If you wanna plump up the volume, you’ll wanna intro Bestow Collagen Boost to your daily routine. This super beauty supplement aids in increasing your bodies natural hyaluronic acid, collagen + elastin production to improve skin hydration + smoothness + reduce + prevent wrinkles.


Luscious lips not feeling the love?

  • Dry, chapped, unhappy lips > meet > Hurraw! Moon Lip Balm. This small but mighty cutie, packs a lippy punch. Here’s why MF uses it + rates it…

It’s extra thick, creamy + rich. This balm babe has some serious staying power. The Vanilla + Peru Balsam scent will lull you to sleep. And the Azulene packed Blue Chamomile soothes your lips for some true beauty ZZZZ’s!

Here’s what Hurraw! Moon Lip Balm is packin’:

  • Avocado Fruit Oil - thick, green + vitamin rich. Exceptionally high in vitamins A + E.
  • Rosehip Seed Oil - Combats dry lips + has ahhhhmazing rejuvenation properties.
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil - powerful moisturising capability. Loves to adhere to ya lips making it a great assistant in preventing night time moisture loss.
  • Argan Kernel Oil - “Liquid Gold” they say… MF agrees. Super restorative, moisturising + perfect to use at night.

Finishing it up with 5 Put-Your-Best-Hydrated-Face-Forward tips

  • Ditch the foaming cleansers. Switch it up by trying a cleansing oil, cream or milk instead. Orrrr, ditch them all together + try the easy, effective + eco-friendly Take It Off Makeup Removal Towel.
  • Apply moisturising products ASAP after cleansing. Your skin absorbs products best in layers. Consider a hydrating serum packed full of humectants to draw + keep water in your skin. A MF fav? Fox By Nature Plumping Serum (cleverly + consciously made by another foxy woman - aka Miss Fox’s sister). It’s legit the only rejuvenation serum you’ll want in your skincare ritual.
  • Feeling like it’s been a while since you’ve seen the sun? Don’t let this fool you into forgetting about ya daily SPF. Protect the skin you’re in, always - winter, spring, summer + autumn > reach for your sunscreen first. A MF fav? My Sunshine. A natural board spectrum + infrared SPF30 sunscreen, containing no nasty chemicals.  You'll love to wear it every day as it protects, nourishes + repairs the skin with a transparent application for the face + body. Annnd fights free radicals + repairs with mega antioxidants from Green Tea, Vitamin E + Olive Oil delivering a second line of defence.
  • And last but certainly not least? Listen to yo Mama, Nana, BFF or just anyone who you hear saying this > “Don’t go to bed with makeup on or skip your night time routine.” Like actually, don’t do it. It’s super tempting on these long, cold nights to hop straight into bed. But just as your physical, mental + emotional health needs decent shut-eye, so does your skin. Those precious hours between lights-out + good-mornin’ is when your skin most actively repairs itself.

​Wowsers Foxy Fam, turns out I have a lot to say about kicking dry, dehydrated + dull winter skin to the curb.

If you’ve read to the end. Go you good thing, you the real MVP!

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Until next time, stay foxy x



 

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