Winter is here – which means drier air and colder temperatures. The lower moisture levels in the air can lead to dry and dehydrated skin conditions. Not only is it essential to change-up your skincare routine in anticipation for the coming months, but below are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when trying to avoid your skin becoming a victim this season!
1. 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀
Hot water can strip away the skin’s natural oils – especially if your skin is exposed to too much of it! So keep your bath or shower time short – and remember to always use warm water – never hot!
2. 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝘆
Apply your body moisturiser within 2 minutes of showering or washing your hands. This helps to trap water and lock-in moisture. Consider swapping your moisturiser for a body oil. Our Baobab oil is a wonderful option when it comes to providing extra moisture.
3. 𝗕𝗲 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗻
Exfoliate your body once a week, but be gentle. Avoid over-scrubbing, as this damages the skin and compromises the lipid barrier affecting its ability to retain moisture. Furthermore, its important that you avoid rubbing your skin dry, opt for gently patting it instead.
4. 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗱
Heaters (and air-conditioners) dry out the air, irritating your skin and exacerbating existing dry skin conditions. Use a humidifier in your home and office to fill the air with moisture. Aim for an indoor humidity of about 50%.
5. 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗶𝗽𝘀
Keep a moisturising lip balm in your handbag and use it regularly! Our Shea Butter Lip Balm is the perfect Winter essential to keep your lips moisturised and protected this season.
6. 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝗴𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻
Most people incorrectly assume that the colder temperature and cloudy skies mean that they are immune to sun-damage. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re protected from harmful UV-rays just because the sun is hiding behind the clouds; that is often when you are most at risk! Be sure to use our SPF40 daily for protection.
7. 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗻
Just like you switch out your Summer dresses in favour of a warmer Winter wardrobe, the same rule should apply to your skincare products. Kalahari has composed the ideal products to get you through this Winter including our Gentle Cleansing Milk, Nourishing Face & Neck Mask, Phyto Comfort Lotion, Marula Face Oil, Phyto Rich Moisturiser and Omega+ Complex.