Prepare your skin for the changing season03/09/2015
For many people, autumn and winter means serious preparation, like picking out new woollies and putting in an order for coal, but we should also be thinking about preparing our skin for the changing season. And as you’re probably all too aware, the changing weather can leave your skin dry, chapped and lifeless. But help is at hand! There are a number of reasons why your skin might not look its best at this time of year. The most obvious is the coldness of the air during the winter. And even though your clothes might get drenched during the dark, rainy winter, you’ll find that your skin may actually dry out!
Improve your skin by improving your environment
Another reason for your skin suffering so much during the autumn and winter period is down to the drying effects of central heating and an open fire in your house. To restore some moisture to the air, pour a few drops of VOYA ESSENCE OIL in a bowl of water and leave beside the radiator. As an added bonus, this will also scent the room nicely. Win win!
At home spa treatments for the long, cold nights
Once or twice a week, treat yourself to a hot bath using this exfoliating TIME TO SHINE BODY BUFF and our famously relaxing LAZY DAYS. While you’re enjoying your soak, apply our ultra-moisturising GET GLOWING mask to your face and neck. When you hop out of the bath, slather your body in this ANGELICUS SERRATUS BODY OIL and apply some MY LITTLE HERO serum followed by our award-winning ME TIME moisturiser. This double whammy of moisture will protect your skin against the cold temperatures and harsh winds of winter.
Ditching the Irish weather?
If the cold, Irish weather becomes too much for you and you decide that you need to treat yourself to a mini break elsewhere, don’t forget that you can travel with all of your VOYA essentials with our handy travel size SKINCARE KIT. At only €20, it’s also a fab way to sample some of VOYA’s bestsellers if you’re unfamiliar with our range.
How to revive dry skin during the winter
To keep the build-up of unsightly dead skin at bay, use our exfoliator LOVE A SCRUB once or twice a week. Its gentle formula is perfect for even the most sensitive of skin. Alternatively, you could also use one of our ORGANIC MUSLIN FACIAL CLOTHS along with some CAST AWAY face wash. The slightly abrasive texture of the muslin cloth is great for everyday use while removing the day’s make-up and debris.
Fight winter impurities with an organic cleanser
If you prefer the convenience of an organic cleansing cream, this CLEANSE AND MEND has a lovely consistency that won’t strip the skin of its much-needed natural oil. Follow it up with a quick spray of RITZY SPRITZY toner. This will remove any last bit of make-up and tighten the pores so that they don’t clog up as easily in future.
Treat yourself to our other amazing lifestyle goodies
Once you’ve got your skincare ritual down to an art form, don’t forget that VOYA also offer some gorgeous lifestyle products that are perfect for enjoying during those long winter nights. This warming FENNEL FUSION tea and our signature scented candle, THE ORIGINAL, make the perfect companions for evenings in watching Netflix with your other half. And if it’s not too early to mention the C-word, note that these would also make the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa present for your workmates. For more tips on looking after your skin, follow us on Twitter @VOYABeauty, on Instagram and like us on Facebook today.