The chilly winter weather combined with dry heat from central heating can play havoc with your skin. We all like to look our best and how your skin looks and feels is central to this. So with the winter months upon us, the essential fatty acid experts Efamol® have come up with five top tips to help you keep your skin looking at its best this season.
During the colder winter months, skin may become drier and sometimes a little more sensitive so it’s essential to stay hydrated. But reaching for a cold glass of water might not be your first choice. Caffeinated drinks can be dehydrating, so if you fancy a hot drink try swapping to herbal teas or hot water and lemon.
Use an SPF
The summer months may be well and truly over, but it’s still important to use a broad spectrum SPF on your skin. Levels of UVB are lower in winter months, but UVA is still present. UVA affects the elastin in the skin and leads to wrinkles and sun-induced skin ageing. Not all SPF protects against UVA so make sure you check the star rating.
Get your 5 a day but aim for more
Follow healthy eating guidance and make sure you eat at least 5 portions of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables a day, healthy fats from oily fish and nuts, plus a good portion of protein. This should give optimal levels of the nutrients needed to keep skin healthy, including Vitamins A and C, biotin and zinc. Try batch cooking soup and eating it throughout the week as a healthy way to increase the amount of vegetables in your diet.
Watch out stress which can play havoc with the appearance of your skin
Stress can take its toll on your skin and lead to premature appearance of aging. Your body produces excess cortisol when stressed which can damage the elastin and collagen which are structural components of the skin and play a role in skin appearance. Prioritise looking after yourself this winter by taking time out for you, perhaps take up yoga or meditation. Get out in nature and spend quality time with friends and family. It is not only your skin that will thank you.
Use Efamol evening primrose oil
Help keep skin looking beautifully smooth this winter with Efamol® High Strength Pure Evening Primrose Oil now in a beautiful blue glass bottle.
This high strength scientifically proven oil contains a unique evening primrose seed called Rigel which contains 33% more GLA than standard evening primrose oil. Only Efamol evening primrose oil is proven to support nourished looking skin and can help keep skin looking beautifully smooth. It also contains Vitamin E to protects cells from oxidative stress. This makes it the perfect addition to your daily routine for the coming winter months.