5 Tips For Hydrating Dry Skin

       Your tips for soft and velvety winter skin
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Add in humectant layers
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During your usual skincare routine add in layers of a humectant, these humectants attract moisture to the skin helping to keep it soft and supple. Try Aloe vera gell or  rose water-hydrosol spritz under your usual moisturiser or  coconut yogurt, happy bee honey or glycerin drops mixed in with a clay face mask. 
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Exfoliate on a weekly basis
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As dry skin builds up it's a good idea to exfoliate about twice a week to encourage fresh skin cells to plump up and form underneath. You can use natural ingredients like rice flour or ground almonds on their own onto a warm damp face or mixed into one of the humectants.
 
Massage your face
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To encourage your skin to be super healthy from deep within the dermal layer massage regularly, about two to three times a week in the winter. Encouraging a healthy blood supply promotes better circulation that way your skin can begin to regulate natural sebum levels. You can use a light oil like almond or apricot or try our body balms, we made them luxurious and gentle enough to be used on the face.
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Wash with a clay mask 
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Some skin cleansers are harsh and can strip your skin and alter its natural PH, cleansing for a week with clay mask will balance the skin allowing the protective acid mantle layer to keep your skin protected and balanced throughout the winter. Try our Rose Bloom moisturising face mask or alternatively Blue Camo cooling clay mask if you have sensitive skin.
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Keep this heart opening elixir handy for misting
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Moisturise 
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By moisturise, especially in the Winter I mean lock the moisture in with an oil. Before applying an oil serum mist some rose hydrosol for extra hydration. Dry skin can lead to greater problems as micro-cracks appear moisture is lost and toxins can get in, apply a light oil like almond or sunflower as part of your face routine, three to four drops massaged between your hands and pressed into the face is enough to maintain the protective epidermal layer and leave you with velvety soft skin. 
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It goes without saying (almost) to drink plenty of water throughout the winter in the form of warm fruit teas and what also works wonders for my dry prone skin is coconut milk so Thai green curry will feature on the menu from now on.
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This is a return to the blog season so I would like to know from you- what would you like to read?? These blogs will be weekly throughout the winter so if you'd like to curl up in cosy socks with a cup of hot chocolate and feel inspired after reading tell me? Drop me a line to becky@thewildmix.uk , dm me over on instagram or comment in the comment section below.
Love + Gratitude
Becky

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