Problem: Lips rougher than a loofah.
Solution: Lip balm seems like the obvious way to relieve chapped lips, but besides that, you should also be making sure that you don’t have dead skin on the surface of your lips. Grab some Carmex, and slather a generous amount, then scrub your lips with a damp toothbrush. This will ensure you have a soft pout, and it will help your lip balm absorb better.
Problem: Skin drier than a dried mango.
Solution: Facial oils are your skin’s best friend. Seriously. It’s a common myth that facial oils make you break out, but that’s actually the complete opposite of what they do. Rose hip oil is perfect to hydrate and plump dry skin. Apply three drops to your entire face before you put on your moisturiser, and not only will it help fade acne scarring, but it will give you a “lit from within” glow.
Problem: Your normal cleanser is leaving your skin itchy.
Solution: Ditch the foaming cleanser and opt for a gentler, cream cleanser instead. Foam cleansers are known to get rid of excess oils, and can be harsh for when your skin is on the drier side. Cream cleansers add moisture, are gentle on the skin, and allow your skin to be cleansed properly without drying it out.
Problem: Skin flakier than a snake.
Solution: Look for exfoliators that contain Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA). While it may sound terrifying, AHAs help remove the dead skin sitting on top of your skin to reveal healthy, bright skin underneath. It also helps reduce wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and a whole heap of other skin nasties.
Problem: Red nose to rival Rudoph.
Solution: Aloe Vera is a great natural ingredient and its cooling properties will make sure your nose is healed quickly. Apply Aloe Vera to your nose area twice a day to help soothe the irritation.
Problem: Your moisturiser isn’t working anymore.
Solution: Moisturisers are extremely important. Whether you have oily skin, or dry, every skin type needs moisture, especially in the Autumn/Winter months. Look for moisturisers that include ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and natural oils, which include rosehip, avocado, etc.
Problem: Water is as appealing as a papercut.
Solution: Sorry, there’s no getting around this one. You just have to DRINK MORE WATER. At least eight glasses a day. You have probably heard it a million times, but water is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. If you find your skin looking dull and grey, it may be because you’re dehydrated. – Basmah Qazi
Image taken from Elique Organics Blog.