Skin Care = Self Care

OK, the weather is cooling down, so often showers are hotter & longer, there are more hot drinks like coffee or tea, the heaters are on, & exercise can drop off a bit.  It is these little things adding up that can impact your skin & hair.

What to do? 

Here are some of my favs to keep skin & hair looking good.

Keep these into your daily routine:

💧 Water – you need to hydrate!  Go for approx. 2L a day – yup, even in winter

🍎 Load up on fresh fruit & vege

🥑 Add in some good fats THINK Omega 3 & 6 so oily fish like salmon or mackerel, avo, nuts & seeds, extra virgin olive oil

Cut down, or step back entirely from:

☕️ Alcohol & caffeine

🍔 Processed foods

🍭 Sugar

Some extra tips.

💋 Use lip balm daily, to reduce the effects of heating & outdoor weather. 

I usually have a few on the go – this was a quick search. One in my bag (Hurraws), one near my bed (Nina’s Bees) & there is always an emergency buy (Body Shop Hemp) because I couldn’t find one when I wanted one…lol!

🛁 Choose a gentle body wash, so you don’t strip the natural oils from your skin.  Our skin has its own little microbiome happening & this is easily disrupted with harsh soaps for chemicals.  I love Castille soap or goat’s milk soap.

🍯 DIY exfoliator. Blitz up ¼ cup of instant oats, add ¼ cup water & 2 tsp. honey.  If this doesn’t tickle your fancy there are loads of options on the internet.

🥥 Coconut oil is great for hydration.  Dry off from your shower & use sparingly whilst skin is still damp & warm.

Of course, there are many other ways to help your skin during cooler weather, but these will definitely get you started. 

#Wellness #Nutrition #SelfLove #Life101 #HappyHealthyPeople #SelfCareSunday #ConsciouslyNutritious

Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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