Nurturing Winter Skin

by Aurelia At Thyme 10 Jan 17

Save your tired winter skin

Although the colder months bring seasonal fun they can wreak havoc with skin that's lacking in moisture. It's at this time of year that cold winds and quick changes in temperature (central heating, hot baths or showers) can unbalance the skin. It’s so important to tailor your skincare to suit changes in your skin as most of us see a difference in skin texture season to season.

Winter skin can be characterised by dry, flaky patches and redness on the cheeks and skin that's in need of a bit more richness. Exfoliation is as key as ever at this time, as is cleansing. Fragranced with an uplifting essential oil blend of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot, the ‘Miracle Cleanser’ with its soft antibacterial bamboo muslin cloth buffs away dead skin cells and make-up whilst helping to stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process. Of course, one of the best and easiest ways to soothe winter skin is to ensure your moisturiser is up to scratch. Favoured among beauty editors and bloggers, our award-winning ‘Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser’ is an excellent product for nurturing weather-sensitive skin. Naturally fragranced with a delicate essential oil blend of Jasmine, Plumeria, Tuberose and Mandarin, this intelligent moisturiser also acts as the perfect make-up primer thanks to the potent levels of peptides which work to leave the skin’s surface hydrated and photo-finish smooth no matter what the ravages of the festive season.

Winter Skin

Remember that you don’t necessarily need to buy richer formulas to support your skin in the colder winter months. Think instead about layering moisturising products to give your skin the extra hydration it needs. Thirsty skin will really benefit from having a serum applied underneath a night oil or night cream while you sleep.

Don’t just think about your face though, the skin on the rest of your body can also need some extra moisture throughout the season, even if it is wrapped in knits against the winter cold. Aromatherapy is the perfect way to lift your spirits as the days get gloomier. Taking a moment of mindfulness a few times through the day really helps to calm the mind, while the action of massaging ‘Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream’ into hands and cuticles helps to relieve tension. The aromatherapy oil blend, featuring supportive Vetiver, soothing Patchouli and calming Lavender, restores a sense of wellbeing even on the most overwhelming of days. When you’ve finished working the hand cream in, cup your palms over your nose and inhale deeply to get the most of the aromatherapeutic benefits. This ritual can be repeated whenever and wherever you need it.

Winter Skin

Treat yourself after bath time by massaging in the ‘Firm & Revitalise Dry Body Oil’. Mongongo oil and Kukui oil help to nourish and repair parched skin, while Kalahari oil makes the oil absorb easily. Slowly work the product into your skin, breathing deeply to experience the delicate blend of Rose, Neroli, Mandarin and Lavender essential oils. Focus on massaging points of tension to relax you and boost endorphins. Work with strokes towards your heart to boost circulation, aid lymphatic drainage and reduce cellulite.

Aurelia at Thyme - A new collaboration that will enable guests at our January 'Rosemary & Thyme Retreat' to enjoy Aurelia beauty treatments

We also offer the products in this article in two gift boxes – the perfect antidote to the January blues.