TIME FOR A CATCH UP. We have had the craziest past few months here at Proverb, you might have seen that our new deodorants have now been sent out to everyone who helped crowdfund the launch – to all of you who helped, we just want to say a massive thank you. It would not have been possible without your support. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on the new reusable deodorant then, you can sign up to join the waiting list here.
Suddenly, it seems as though Christmas is around the corner and it’s that time of year again. At Proverb, we know how tough the winter months can be on your skin, where the cold air feels as though it has sucked all the life and moisture out of your skin. However, this doesn’t mean your skin has to stay like this. We are passionate about getting out what you put in, we have developed a formula that is not only organic and natural but soothing on the skin all year round.
In winter, your skin needs ten times the moisture that the summer months require, so why would you risk premature aging for the sake of spending five minutes in the morning applying the correct skincare? You wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth? So why would you skip cleaning your face?
However, it’s so important to remember that you shouldn’t just be applying any old cleanser and moisturiser, as you may not be aware of what is actually in the bottle! It’s all well and good saying that a product can decrease signs of aging as well rejuvenate dry and tired skin – but what percentage of the product will actually do that? As a rule of thumb, we always say that if when you read the ingredients list you don’t know what it is, then it is probably not something you should be putting on your skin.
So, what should you know about winter skincare?
Through exposure to an increased amount in heaters and forced air, leaves the skin feeling parched. To avoid dehydrated skin, we need to be using products that encourage ceramides which are cellular fats that are found in between skin cells, sealing them together. They are critical components of our skin barrier to not only keep pathogens out, but also keep moisture in. This hydration is necessary to allow cellular turnover and keep our skin healthy and looking vibrant in the coldest of months.
Winter skin that was once radiant in the summer, can soon turn into a dull, flaky mess. A great way to start combatting this early is to use a humidifier in your house - you want to put as much moisture back into the air as possible. It’s as simple as slightly lowering the thermostat to avoid dryness.
Extra vitamin D: this should be an essential in any winter skincare routine, naturally in the colder months your skin receives less vitamin D from Britain’s unfortunate lack of sun. You may be wondering - how on Earth you are going to be catching extra sunny rays when the weather is so awful – this is where your diet comes in. You get out what you put in, so stocking up on lots of fatty fish, seafood and egg yolks can dramatically increase your vitamin D consumption. In fact, a 3.5-ounce (100-grams) serving of salmon can provide up to 386 IU of vitamin D — about 50% of the RDI.
Although vitamin D is a necessity in maintaining healthy skin, it can also become a hinderance due to overexposure of sunlight, leading to risks of skin cancer. This is something we take very seriously here at Proverb, which is why we believe you should be using a UV protection every day – as it’s not just the summer sun that can cause damage. Fragrance-free has never been more prominent than now.
So, there you have it – your go to reference for anything winter skin related. It just goes to show that you really do get out what you put into your skin.