Can you feel and see the effect of rough winter and weather changes (temperature variations, cold winds, rain, etc) effects on your skin? I sure can! I'ts a natural defense, your skin will react against the weather changes with making a lot of new skin cells, and all the old cells will then be pressed towards the surface of the skin and create a barrier. This barrier will then protect against outside harm, "but isn't this a good thing"- you might ask - yes, if it's short term, but not in the long term, the effects of this, will make your skin dry and looking dull, the dryness can cause surface wrinkles. Also it can cause larger poresize and build-up of dirt, which can lead to blackheads and pimples.... So, what to do?
-Exfoliation is KEY here. You will need a really good face scrub, make your own or you can use your now-favorite (as long as it’s not made with olive-, apricot-, or plastic beads, as these will actually scratch/damage your skin and making problems worse! Yikes!) So you need an effective, yet gentle scrub, one containing sugar, jojoba wax pearls or almond meal, these are very good choices. Now get your scrub on. It’s very important to spend at least a few minutes doing this and you have to be as gentle as possible.
Then after you’ve exfoliated your skin, you can go for some deep cleansing and adding moisture and nutrients + antibacterial action. Heres the recipe for a VERY effective DIY honey mask:
Deep cleansing and nurturing honey mask:
- 1 tsp honey (preferably liquid) - 1 tsp coconut oil - 1 tsp ACV - ½ tsp spirulina powder (if you have it) - ½ tsp turmeric powder
- Mix all ingredients well together, apply to clean face, leave on for as long as you like (at least 15 min), rinse well and apply a generous layer of Bettes Beauty Serum and enjoy your new baby-soft, GLOWING skin.
- The best thing to do, to prevent overproduction of dead skin cells, is to use a scrub, like Bettes Luminous Face Scrub at least 2 times a week and use a very protective daycream like Bettes Beauty Cream it contains beeswax, which will protect effectively against weary weather and pollution, then your skin won’t have to be so defensive itself. ENJOY! And let me know how it works for you.