After such a glorious and warm summer, it’s not surprising if it’s taking a little time for your skin to adjust to the colder temperatures. We’ve caught up with clean skincare brand and old friends REN, to get their top tips on how to keep skin healthy and happy as we move into the Winter months. Don't forget to enter our competition below for the chance to receive a Beauty hamper full of skin loving products from REN X MACACHA!!!
There are so many conventional skincare products available that are packed full of ingredients that are harmful to our skin, but also to our beautiful planet! Just like when reading food labels, we like to encourage reading the labels on your beauty and skincare products too, choosing brands like REN who prioritise natural ingredients over synthetic ones, plus they have made a pledge to go zero waste by 2021 - whoohoo! - you can read about their Clean to Planet initiative here.
Here are their top 5 tips for winter skin!
In the autumn and winter months, the sun is less harsh, (although we should always wear an SPF) so it’s the perfect time to erase any hyperpigmentation. Use an AHA-based mask like Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, or if you prefer daily brightening (or don’t have time to mask) go for Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. It’s gentle enough for daily use - but we would recommend a patch test with any AHA-based product if you’ve got a more sensitive skin. Alternatively, Radiance Perfection Serum helps to lighten skin tone, without the use of exfoliants.
- Hydrating cleansers.
You’d be forgiven for thinking foamy cleansers give cleanser skin, but this isn't true. Cleansers can hydrate your skin at the same time as removing impurities. Switch to a creamy cleanser like Rosa Centifolia™ Cleanse & Reveal Hot Cloth Cleanser. Enriched with Cocoa Butter to help soften and moisturise skin, while using a muslin cloth will gently exfoliate and remove any flakiness.
- Rich moisturisers.
In hotter weather, our skin produces more oil, so lighter or gel-type moisturisers are a good call. Now's the time to prep for winter with a richer, more hydrating cream. We’d recommend V-Cense™ Youth Vitality Day Cream and V-Cense™ Revitalising Night Cream to moisturise, while combating pollution and helping smooth fine lines, too.
- Add an oil.
Since we’re producing less oil, it’s good to add more, and you can tailor your oil to your skin type. For normal skin types that just need some added moisture, use Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil. Or for the more drier skin prone to flaking, use Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil. And of course, for anti-aging benefits, we’d recommend the retinol alternative, Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil to stimulate collagen production and improve skin firmness.
- Strengthen your skin barrier.
Winter isn’t long off, use this period to strengthen your skin and prep it for any cold snap to come. Perfect Canvas helps to restructure skin with alpha-glucans and probiotics, improving the skin structure - so your skin will be smoother and less prone to flakiness. And Evercalm™ Overnight Recovery Balm acts as a protective layer at night, encouraging your skin’s own natural repair cycle while moisturising it intensely with an activated oil
As well as treating our skin topically with products, it’s also super important that we support our skin from the inside out with the foods we eat. That’s why we have created our delicious BEAUTY blend with raw cacao and rosehip. It’s bursting with skin loving phytonutrients and antioxidants, plus it tastes delicious with its rich chocolatey flavour. Want to try it out, check out our Starter Letter Box Kit here or head straight to the drums here.
We're offering one lucky Chicas y Chicos the chance to WIN a Beauty boosting hamper of goodies worth over £200!!!
- REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic (250ml)
- REN V-Cense™ Youth Vitality Day Cream (50ml)
- REN Vita Mineral™ Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil (30ml)
- REN V-Cense™ Revitalising Night Cream (50ml)
- MACACHA Beauty Drum and 2 x Box of 10 x 33g Sachets
TO ENTER add your email address, your answer to the following question and tick the "sign me up" box below! Competition closes Friday 30th November! GOOD LUCK! 🌟
QUESTION: Which of the two bioactive below does our Perfect Canvas Serum Primer contain?
Probiotics OR Rosehip Oil
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