TOP 5 tips for healthy winter skin!

It’s that time of the year to start wearing layers to protect your body from the elements of the winter weather; have you done the same with your skincare?

The skin is the body’s largest organ and it’s nutritional needs change with the seasons.

In the winter it is important to increase the supply of essential fatty acids and water content within the skin. You can do this by eating foods that are rich in omega oils and healthy fats, like avocados, nuts, olive oil chia seeds, flax and more.

And don’t forget to drink your water!

Even with a diet full of omega oils and fats, topical application of nutrients is imperative to prevent dry skin and repair it. A targeted skin care regime during the fall and winter seasons will help prevent dry, taut and flaky skin. When our skin is dry we experience sensitivity and our skin tends to look aged and boasts fine lines. This is due to a lack of essential fatty acids.

Top 5 Healthy Winter Skin Tips:

1. Use tepid water when cleansing your skin. Avoid extensive hot water exposure as hot water is very drying. I know, I know, when it’s cold outside a nice hot shower is something we all look forward to!

2. Always use an eye cream to protect that delicate area from harsh winter weather.

3. Start incorporating a hydrating mask once a week.

My favorite is honey. No, not a new brand, but that delicious, golden, sticky stuff we all have in our cupboard. Apply to clean skin then rinse off after 10-15 minutes.

4. Use a serum with a humectant like hyaluronic acid or sodium PCA.

5. Your night cream should be a formula that boasts active ingredients such as peptides or antioxidants as well as occlusive ingredients to lock in the water and lipids (fatty acids, ceramides & cholesterol).


You don’t need to throw out all of your favorite products. Stick them in the fridge and when spring rolls around bring them back out again.

If this is even the slightest bit daunting consider Sweet Saffron’s Skincare Kit. It will address all of your skincare needs this winter season.

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