With winter comes frosty, cold winds and heating zapping the moisture out of our skin leaving it dry, flaky and irritated. Not to mention the very sexy, red, rudolf nose and red cheeks. How do some women look so soft and smooth, while others look like a crocodile that took a wrong turn at Broken Hill and ended up in your cold town/ suburb? Usually by August everyone’s skin is starting to feel tight and dry, so here are some hints and tips on how to look (and feel) fabulous towards the end of winter:
Sunscreen in winter is still essential. The easiest way to do this is to use a moisturiser with an SPF 15+ or a tinted moisturiser. My favourites are Natio tinted moisturiser with SPF 30 and Dove tinted moisturiser.
Nivea have just release their Q10 day moisturiser which includes an SPF 15 and tinted coverage. I think this product will be a staple in my beauty bag, especially over spring and summer. Three products in one… there aren’t any excuses not to use a tinted moisturiser all year round.
Get your Vitamin D. All you need is 15 minutes in the sun 4-6 days a week to keep your vitamin D levels up. Residing in the sunny country & our outdoor lifestyle, it may come as a revelation that we have one of the highest levels of vitamin D defiencencies in the world. Vitamin D deficiency is known to be associated in osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, ‘stroke’, heart disease, depression, body mass wasting, gum disease, & certain forms of cancer.
Dietry sources of Vitamin D are egg yolk; ‘oily’ fish such as salmon & sardines, cod liver oil, Vitamin D fortified bread & cereals, or milk. Be mindful though a standard glass of milk will provide about 100 IU of Vitamin D only, so in Australia sensible sunlight exposure remains the safest, easiest, & most effective method to maintain optimal Vitamin D levels.
Water is still essential in winter, as it nourishes your body, rehydrates your skin and clears out toxins. Moisture is drawn out of our skin during winter by cold winds, heating etc so you need to rehydrate it regularly. 6- 8 glasses a day is recommended.
Moisturiser is essential for rehydrating the skin and forming a barrier to prevent further loss. One of my favourite body moisturisers is the Nivea Body range, I have been using Nivea Body for years and even when I try other products, I always come back to Nivea. It really is the best budget body moisturiser on the market. As the world’s best selling body brand, NIVEA knows that dry skin needs a little extra care. That’s why long-loved favourite, NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser, contains an enriched formula that leaves dry skin soft to the touch. In the cooler winter air and indoor heating, it’s no wonder skin is left feeling a little dry and dehydrated. NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser contains a super-hydrating formula that enhances the skin’s natural protective layer, 24 hours a day. So what’s the secret to the moisture-rich formula? Ingredients naturally found in the skin are harnessed and then combined with an intensely rich and creamy Vitamin E and Almond Oil formulation. NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser instantly melts into the skin to restore, boost and lock in moisture. Next time you step out of the shower, reach for the faithful blue and white bottle and feel the care that dry skin loves with NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser.
- NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser RRP 250ml $5.40 and 400ml $7.99
- NIVEA body is available nationally in supermarkets, selected pharmacies and major retail outlets.
Because we love Nivea so much we are giving away 5 x packs containing:
- Nivea Body Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser 250ml RRP: $5.40
- Nivea Body Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion RRP: $6.24
- Nivea Body Touch of Happiness Body LotionRRP: $6.25
- Nivea Body Firming Lotion Q10+ 250ml RRP: $6.50
- Nivea Body Summer Beauty Fair to Medium Skin RRP: $7.34
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