Winter is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how we will protect our skin from the changing elements. Winter is a time when it is even more important to keep your epidermal skin barrier protected and nourished.
The epidermal barrier, or skin barrier as it is often referred to, is the most superficial skin layer and is made up of dead skin cells held together by a variety of different fats and cholesterol. This very thin layer of skin performs many different functions and is absolutely crucial to not only your skin health, but also your overall well-being. This protective barrier stops pathogens, actions essential immune responses, stops moisture and lipids from escaping and helps protect from UV exposure. Unfortunately, this important layer of skin can be easily disturbed from both internal and external elements, often resulting in skin conditions and disruptions to internal health.
Our skin is influenced by the environment and during winter when our skin is exposed to changing elements like cold winds, drops in temperature, internal heating and low humidity, it can disturb the epidermal barrier, resulting in Winter Skin. When this occurs the skin can look dry, flaky, red, and irritated. Along with this It can also feel dehydrated, “thirsty”, itchy and rough.
Natural cosmeceutical serums for Winter Skin
The following natural cosmoceutical serums from Biologi are excellent at combating Winter Skin:
+ Bf Restore Face and Body Serum is made from pure Australian Finger Lime which is high in active Vitamin C that acts to increases elasticity/ suppleness of the skin, lock in extra hydration and reduce redness & irritation
+ Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum harnesses the power of the natural nutrients in Mountain Pepper Berry because of its superior antioxidant and collagen-boosting potential which also act to provide nourishment prevent signs of ageing
+ Bqk Radiance Duo Serums harnesses the power of the natural nutrients in Kakadu Plum & Quandong that work with the body’s natural hydrating processes to nourish cells from the inside out. A storehouse of antioxidants that works synergistically to brighten, repair, and heal skin.
Extra nourishment for Winter Skin
Including extra nourishment to your serum routine is key in helping to further nourish and protect your skin barrier against the elements. Layering your serum with Biologi’s Br Organic Rosehip Oil is an excellent way to strengthen the epidermal barrier, thanks to its abundance in skin loving Alpha-Linoleic Acids that are rich in fatty acids and excellent at adding nourishment whilst protecting your skin. Rosehip Oil is also rich in Vitamin A (in its natural form) and Vitamin E, both of which work hard to increase cell strength and heal the skin.
Give your Winter Skin a boost by applying 2-3 drops of Br Rosehip Oil once or twice a week at night on its own, or layer your Br Oil over your Serum. For best results we recommend using this liquid gold, daily.
If you have ever experienced Winter Skin then you are acutely aware that the lips also fall victim to the harsh winter elements. Dryness, flaking and cracking are all symptoms of Winter Lips that can be remedied by the unique & powerful BL Nourish Lip Serum. Packed full of phyto-nutrients that work to reduce redness, calm inflammation and deliver intense hydration to give you the softest and healthiest lips you ever had. Made from 100% active Red Blood Finger Lime, a native Australian desert fruit that is not only delicious in a gin & tonic but is also incredibly nutritious & nourishing! Apply once, morning and night for best results.
More ways to beat Winter Skin
+ Keep heating as minimal as you can
+ Avoid showering too often and keep your showers luke-warm if possible
+ Limit caffeine
+ Maintain optimal hydration with moisture rich food and plenty of water
+ Keep a toner or facial mist handy to top-up skin hydration throughout the day