The Habitual Beauty Winter Skin Guide

Soft cashmere knits, cosy evenings, heart-warming morning coffees…winter, we’ve missed you! As much as we love the chilly season, we can’t forget about those gloomy days and the effects winter can have on our skin and soul. Whether it’s maintaining that summer glow or sleeping through cold nights, we’re sharing our tips to help you create your winter self-care sanctuary.

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. 
We know, you’ve probably read about upping your water intake before, but there is a good reason why staying hydrated is on top of almost every beauty list. While it won’t instantly answer all our beauty dreams, consistent water intake is an essential building block of wellbeing. From aiding brain function and flushing out toxins to maintaining your skin’s elasticity and healthy pH levels, drinking enough water will help you keep your body and mind balanced.

If you tend to forget to reach for your glass every few hours, try to slowly establish it as part of your daily beauty  ritual. Setting “hydration break” reminders and always keeping your water bottle with you will bring you one step closer to staying moisturised.

Celebrate Your Skin from Within
Your skin is strong and beautiful. It functions as a main protective barrier and withstands just about everything, including those occasional glasses of wine, skincare mishaps and all-nighters. Luckily, there are multiple ways to say thank you – one of our favourites being collagen, the multi-tasker ingredient that promotes elasticity, increases blood flow and improves overall skin health.

With 10,000mg of Bioavailable Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme-Q10 and 13 added vitamins, our Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir will do all the heavy lifting for you when it comes to creating and enhancing healthy, glowing skin. Get to know our innovative, all-natural collagen supplement and the science behind it here. 

Create Your Very Own Ritual
With gentle, pure and nurturing products. Although the first thing that comes to mind might be applying layers upon layers of toners, moisturisers and serums, try to shift away from overwhelming your complexion. Instead, aim to curate a minimal, targeted routine you and your skin can both genuinely enjoy. 

When we think of unforgiving, windy days, we instantly look to our Rejuvenating Facial Oil and Hydrating Sleep Mask. Each formulated specifically for hydrating, supporting and balancing the skin, this duo will keep your skin calm (even when the weather outside is everything but). While our Facial Oil builds up the skin’s barrier with Inca Oil, Vitamin E and Bakuchiol, the Sleep Mask is packed with brightening Niacinamide and soothing Vitamin B.

Sweet Dreams, Beautiful!
We believe that mindful mornings start with serene night times. Blending the benefits of cosy comfort with an impromptu beauty treatment, silk pillows and bedding will help you settle in for the night while looking after your skin and hair. 

Thanks to its temperature regulation, breathability, and gentle softness, switching to a silk pillowcase will slowly transform from a luxury to an essential. For even more calming bedtimes, we recommend opting for neutral hues – think shades of honey, sand, vanilla or rosewater.

Find Your Soul-Soothing Favourite.
Winter calls for warming, hearty meals that feel like a hug. Let your mind wander and look for recipes that add a comforting twist to your go-to ingredients. When you can, try and choose seasonal produce (luckily broccoli, fennel, cauliflower, spinach, mushroom and bean sprouts are all in season).

To make your winter favourites more special, accompany dishes with a bit of me-time and let mealtimes nurture a sense of calm. We all fall into the trap of rushing back to work or having a quick lunch while checking emails…but for this season, we’re looking forward to taking things slow and gentle.