A few weeks back we talked to Lisa Vieira from Wild Life Beauty Origin about why winter is disastrous for skin and how we can prevent totally drying up (say no to super long showers and keep your distance from heaters!), now we're speaking with her about the top ingredients to include in our diets and in our skincare during the blustery months. Here's what she's got to say...
Wild Side Webzine (WSW): What's the trick to having extra moist skin during the winter?Lisa Vieira (LV): Keeping up your water intake helps, but skincare works best. Using a hydrating serum is a must for everybody’s skincare regime. Payot Elixir D’Eau is my preferred choice. Having suffered from flaky skin for a long time, I struggled to find something that worked. I will forever use this product. Any product that contain hyaluronic acid is a must. It’s a powerful source of hydration and can hold 1000 times its weight in water and this elixir contains a hydroregulatory action to prevent water loss.
WSW: How important are masks and how often should we be using them?LV: Using a mask at least once to twice a week is fabulous. They rehydrate, refresh and replenish the moisture that has been lost.
WSW: What about lip balm?LV: I love Payot’s Hydratation 24 Protection lip balm. Packed with hydrating and nourishing oils - avocado, macadamia and jojoba - it also offers an SPF protection.
WSW: And what should we be eating and drinking to have gorgeous, plump skin?LV: Collagen and elastin keep our skin looking strong, firm and plump. Collagen gives our skin strength while elastin gives skin its stretch and bounce. I think we all know that following a healthy diet is beneficial for our overall health.
Drinking water is a definite and avoiding too much alcohol and caffeinated drinks is best. Fresh fruit and vegetables that are high in antioxidants are best. Kale, blueberries, spinach, acai berries and cranberries, just to name a few. Skincare products high in antioxidants are vital in helping to fight free radical damage that can breakdown collagen and elastin. Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables are natural sources of collagen production.