Have you ever noticed that when the seasons change so too does your skin? This is because the change in season brings a change in temperature, humidity, wind and UV exposure all of which our skin has to adapt to.
As a general rule of thumb, skin tends to get dryer in the winter and oilier in the summer. Turns out, this seemingly innocent temperature and humidity change actually disrupts the surface of the skin and causes a change in the function of our external skin barrier! Enter: dry patches, blemishes, red spots, flakiness, rashes, you name it.
Like we make changes to our wardrobes for the seasonal switch, it only seems natural that we would do this with our skincare routine too! However, if finding different products up to four times a year sounds like a daunting (and expensive!) task - We hear you!
You don’t need to complicate things – it’s all about simplifying and working out what you can simply switch out as your skin needs change. If there is one thing that we believe should be in everyone's daily skin care routine come winter, it's a natural facial serum or oil! This is an easy addition to anyone’s current skincare regime and doesn’t require you to change everything.
Coq10 Daily Facial Oil
Highly recommended if you’re looking for something affordable to use at night! It’s packed with brightening vitamin C, sea buckthorn, vitamin A and CoQ10 to target pigmentation and scarring as well as rosehip, sweet almond and jojoba to plump up fine lines and wrinkles. CoQ10 is an antioxidant which helps protect your cells from free radicals. It’s silky smooth, lightweight and not at all greasy so good for all skin types, including sensitive! This is the perfect all-rounder to add in a boost of hydration and target ageing overnight.
Known as one of the Amazon's best kept secrets, cacay oil is an incredible, nutrient rich plant oil that's actually even more vitamin packed than argan and rosehip oils. Potent, concentrated and sustainably harvested, this is probably one of the best facial oils on the market for really dry skin. Even better, it has so many uses, from a facial moisturiser to cuticle oil, and is gentle on all skin types.
Superfood facial serum
Packed with goodies including kale, parsley, chia, sunflower and avocado oils, the ingredients list sounds like a salad! Together, these nutrient-rich ingredients deliver a burst of much-needed plumping hydration, brightening antioxidants and firming essential fatty acids to skin. Great for oilier or more combination skin as the formula feels really replenishing and never heavy. It also really brightens and can be used twice a day before your moisturiser.
Thanks to Irene Falcone, Founder of Nourished Life for sharing her advice above! You can find Life Basics (by Nourished Life) Superfood Facial Serum in our Winter '21 Box. Check out the full Life Basics range here and use the code: RYWINTER for 15% off your order when you spend $100 until 01/09/21.