How to: Winter-Proof your Skin the Natural Way

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Cold weather can make your skin dry and sensitive, so it is important to protect your skin with moisturising, sustainable beauty products.

Clay Face Masks

For centuries, clay has been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes in many cultures. Nowadays, clay face masks are used as one of the most effective treatments for skin problems. 

Pink clay is ideal for normal and sensitive skin types due to its unique balance of properties. It helps with stimulating circulation, exfoliating and cleansing. It does not draw oil from the skin so it’s suitable to use on dry and dehydrated skin.

Green clay face masks can be used for both normal and oily skin because of its ability to restore skin to its natural pH balance. It also stimulates blood circulation to the skin to help with many types of skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, bug bites and sunburn.

Red clay is rich in iron oxide and copper and low in aluminium, and it was traditionally used in treating joint pain and washing to protect oneself from infections and disease.
Its natural anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling on affected areas and also stimulates blood circulation.

Good Things Come To Those Who Remove Their Make Up

Make-up remover wipes contain strong, drying chemicals that are harsh to the skin and strip the skin of its natural oils. Wet wipes don’t clean your face properly, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.

Choose reusable makeup remover pads made using a blend of sustainable bamboo and organic cotton fibres. Intended for use with all skin types and on sensitive skin regions such as the eyes, reusable cotton pads are designed to give your skin a deeper clean & cleanse, remove stubborn makeup and exfoliate your skin.

9.3 million wet wipes are flushed down the toilet every year in the UK alone. Make a sustainable switch to eco-friendly makeup pads today and start your zero-waste journey!

Facial Serums

A facial serum is an excellent next step after cleansing and toning.

Facial serums are stronger than a cream. They have higher concentrations of active ingredients and a lighter, watery consistency. They are used to strengthen and intensify daily care.

Serums absorb quickly into skin and can be used before applying cream or makeup.

Depending on the type, serums have different uses; they can brighten, moisturise the skin or have an anti-wrinkle effect. Perfect for the winter with an instant hit of hydration and protection for all skin types. 

Facial Toner

Using a toner after cleansing penetrates pores and works to dissolve dead skin and impurities that cleansers missed. They are wonderfully calming, soothing, and full to the brim with goodness to ensure pores are refined, toned and hydrated. Like all good things, don’t rush into it. Try using a few times a week and watch how your skin reacts. 

A facial toner spray is an easy way to refresh and hydrate throughout the day, helping to keep skin in check.

Toners containing witch-hazel will help reduce redness, inflammation and irritation with its natural properties.

Sheet Masks

Sheet masks have soared in popularity in recent years. Although they are great for your skin, they are not-so-great for the environment. Anything single-use is an obvious no-no, and additionally these masks tend to be made from cotton that releases microplastics known for polluting our oceans.

Eco-friendly sheet masks are natural, plastic-free, compostable sheet masks that provide natural skincare without compromising the environment.

Usually these are DIY masks that allow you to mix up a liquid of your choice to benefit your skin, for example, soaking the mask in chamomile tea for a soothing mask, or using essential oils to target your skin type. They are usually made of paper and are compressed to save space.

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