Is your skin more thirsty than normal, drinking up your moisturiser but still feeling dry? It could simply be because the air is dryer at this time of year. As the temperature drops, the humidity level also drops and this leaves our skin feeling really out of sorts.
The very outer layers of our skin need water to ensure the skin feels supple and nourished. The amount of moisture in the air really impacts on the hydration of these outer skin layers. Have you ever noticed when you travel to countries that are hot and humid, your skin looks amazing? It’s easy to care for, only needing a light layer of moisturiser to feel supple and look radiant. Unfortunately, New Zealand isn’t one of those countries and we only experience these ideal skin climates for a few months each year generally in the height of summer. The rest of the year is a challenge for skin especially as we approach winter and the temperature and humidity drop dramatically. Indoor heating adds further to the problem by drying the air more. Before you know it your skin feels really out of sorts and no amount of moisturiser seems to help.
When your skin is feeling taught and dry, it’s natural to think that drinking more water will help. Unfortunately, although this approach is great for our health (and the deeper layers of our skin) the upper layers, most affected by low humidity, are virtually impossible to hydrate this way. No amount of drinking water is going to help your skin feel any better.
So how do you get your skin back to feeling great? Well, the best way of making sure your skin has the precious moisture it needs is by doing a simple little routine morning and night. We call this our skin soaking ritual at Lox and it’s something we’ve been promoting for decades. We find it’s one of the most effective ways of keeping your skin looking radiant and beautiful.
How to soak your skin:
Do this skin soaking ritual each morning before you apply your skin care products and each evening after cleansing and before you apply your night care. To truly experience the transformative effect of skin soaking you need to do it religiously, morning and night. The skin cannot hold on to moisture for more than 12 hours so you need to top up the topical hydration twice daily to maintain that hydrated glow.
Partially fill your hand basin with water. Add a few drops of Janesce Soaking Drops and take several deep breaths, enjoying the therapeutic fragrance.
Immerse your Janesce Soaking Cloth in the warm water, wring out excess water and press the warm, damp cloth to your face. Take five slow, deep breaths. Repeat twice more to ensure your skin is fully hydrated.
Apply plant therapy to your skin with the Janesce botanical mists, serums or concentrates.
Immediately apply a Janesce moisturiser or facial oil to seal in all that botanically-enriched hydrated.
If you would like to learn more, check out this skin soaking ritual on the Janesce website.