My Natural Skincare Pamper Night Routine!15:07
Our skin is really having a tough time in winter. The lack of humidity makes our skin dry out, the constant change in temperature (cold outside, warm inside) makes it hard for the skin's lipid layer (a very thin layer of fat located on the epidermis that protects our skin from losing moisture) to obtain its complete function. Due to the weakened function of the lipid layer it's easier for germs to settle.
In a nutshell- the change of climate in winter makes our skin come under stress.
Furthermore, we notice blackheads, pimples and their evil brothers and sisters all the more because summer is extremely beneficial for our skin, mainly because of the anti-inflammatory impact of the ultraviolet rays of the sunlight. In winter there's less sun, therefore less ultraviolet rays.
That makes our skin break out even worse.
What can we do to help our skin?
I personally avoid harsh skincare products altogether. I love natural skincare, because its goal and purpose is to be your skin's friend- not enemy. By using harsh cleansers you destroy the lipid layer, which has already been weakened by the winter's climate. Obviously this won't make your skin any more blemish free! Natural products don't have any ingredients that are harsh enough to have an impact on the lipid layer, which - and I can't stress this enough- is good! Most people that are acne prone try to get rid of all the oil on the face. By the loss of oil our skin thinks it's drying out and therefore produces EVEN MORE OIL, which results in one huge break out!
Most natural anti-acne products have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents like tea tree oil, honey, sage, ...
It's also very important and you should do this 2-3 times per week, otherwise dead skin cells and other nasty stuff might get trapped in your pores, resulting in a break out!
Moisturising is super important, especially in "dry times" such as winter, however it's really hard to recommend one since I feel like one can love a product and the other one absolutely HATES it. My favourite moisturiser is actually the only non-natural product I use (It's not even cruelty free and I hate that but so far it's the only one that has worked for me)