Budget-friendly hacks to repair and protect your skin from winter damage
Winter is such a fun time for your skin. Icy winds, scorching hot showers, indoor heating and eating your body weight in cheese can all wreak havoc on your delicate dermis, leaving it as dry and withered as that poor desk plant you haven't watered in weeks.
Fortunately, we've gathered a few good-to-know tips to get skin looking smooth, happy and feeling healthy all the way through to the promised land that is spring. Bonus: you’ll save a pretty penny and a bunch of time in the process.
If your skin is dry or dehydrated… reach for an in-shower moisturiser
Skin can get parched any season, but winter's dry air and low humidity levels are a special kind of cruel. The fix? Slathering Unwind Shower Balm all over – your daily dose of hydration heaven. Fast-absorbing, rich and replenishing, your skin will feel soft and supple straight out of the shower. You can thank thirst-quenching humectants and occlusives for that (hi, shea butter, and grapeseed oil), which seal in moisture and stop water from evaporating. Simply rub it on wet and, well, that’s pretty much it. One less step in your get-ready routine, and more time to ask ChatGPT what the meaning of life is.
Pssst although this balm loves to get steamy with you in the shower it can also be used outside of the shower on those extra dry bits. Looking at you, elbows and legs.
If your skin is peeling or flaky... use a hydrating body scrub
Dead skin falling off your bod like a bowl of cornflakes? With bare skin season right around the corner, we can’t be having that. Your cute floral dresses won’t allow it. Here to the rescue is Energise Glow – a nutrient-dense body scrub to revive limbs that have been pummelled by the elements. No need for exxy body treatments, this bb is made with exfoliating walnut shell powder to slough away dead skin plus hydrating squalene and sweet almond oil to improve texture and tone with nil effort. Use it once or twice a week to keep uneven skin at bay.
Just remember not to overdo it. Over-exfoliating can strip your skin of essential oils, making Jack Frost's job easier.
If your skin is itchy or irritated… cleanse with a barrier repairing body wash
If the barrier of your skin is compromised (because your harsh winter products are stripping your skin, you’ve been over-exfoliating, wearing one too many bobble hats, etc.), the skin weakens and can crack. A weakened barrier opens the door to itchiness and irritation and can even trigger skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. For damage control, enlist the help of byoH20, our refillable powder-to-gel body wash that not only targets hydration but also supports barrier function. Formulated with natural AHA, oatmeal and prebiotic inulin, the planet-friendly formula feeds the skin's microbiome and helps restore radiance. Adding to its charm, you’ll save moolah by only ever having to purchase the refill sachets (1 refill = 38 washes). You’ll also save your nostrils because this stuff smells. seriously. amazing.
Handy hint: Ditch those scalding hot showers and give your skin a wake-up call. After lathering up, turn the temperature to cold for 30 seconds (cue swearwords) to help increase blood flow and invigorate dull skin.