1. Take shorter, less hot showers
We all look forward to that hot shower when we get home from a long, cold day. However, hot showers apparently aren’t so great for the skin as they strip the skin of its natural oils.
2. Moisturise while damp
The natural instinct after taking a shower or bath is to rub the skin dry with a towel. According to Time, the time to moisturise is while the skin is still damp, as it gives the skin better chance to absorb the moisture.
3. Protect the skin from the elements
Living in the city can get quite hazardous for our skin, exposing it to external elements (like pollution) that can irritate the skin. Added to the make-up we wear on our faces. Oats can be a really great (and gentle) protector for the skin, while giving our skin more hydration.
Apply skin products like Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Lotion (containing colloidal oats and active ingredients) which is non-sticky and can help form a protective layer on the skin. Aveeno has also recently been approved by the Allergy Foundation of South Africa and is even suitable for sensitive skin.
You’ve probably heard advice that says that you should avoid exfoliating or scrubbing in Spring, as it strips away the natural oils of the skin – making the skin more prone to being dry. However, dead cells tend to clog the skin, preventing effective moisturising. The trick is to use natural scrubs that are not harsh on the skin (especially sensitive skin). Products that contain organic elements like oats and sea salt provide a natural, non-sticky scrub for your skin.
Be a skincare D.I.Y. champ and fix up your skin with items in your kitchen. To add much-needed moisture to the skin, you can make your own hydrating mask.
This post is sponsored by Aveeno produced by Brandstudio24 for Health24.