A new year is upon us which means I t’s the perfect time of year to reflect on how far we’ve come and set new goals in place. If you’ve got skin care goals in mind, we want to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success, so let’s go!
- Hydrate: We like to think of this as a trifecta approach when it comes to making sure we’re hydrating our skin; inside, outside and all around!
Inside: We don’t feel like we need to remind you about making sure you’re getting enough water in your diet, but if you’re anything like me, you prefer something with a little flavour. Good thing we’ve got out Skin Support Tea. It’s got just the right amount of herbal goodness to make any glass of water tasty!
Outside: We talk about it all the time, but making sure you have a hydrator in your skin care routine is a key step in building that radiant glow. Finding that healthy balance between oil and water in your skin helps to set a steady path for healing.
Not sure which hydrator you should be using? It’s simple to find out! Just complete our Find Your Perfect Hydrator Quiz.
All Around: Old Man Winter sure is greedy when it comes to stealing the moisture in the air during the cold months. Having a humidifier in the rooms you spend a lot of time can save your skin from becoming the next victim of Old Man Winter’s thirst.
By the way- mechanical humidifiers are wonderful, but they don’t need to be expensive and complicated! Simply placing jars/bowl of water in dry warm areas of the home is all it takes. Check out THIS adorable idea Batty put in place a few years ago as her humidifier.
2. Protect: Now that we’re supplying our skin with some hydration, let’s keep it there where it belongs and is most useful. In order to do so, your best bet is by protecting and replenishing your lipid barrier. The oils found in moisturizers creates a protective seal, keeping water in and harsh environmental stresses out. Here are some suggestions for each vulnerable area of the body…
Face: Be sure to stay on top of your moisturizing routine, especially during the winter months. When our skin starts producing excess oil, it’s often because of a leak in the hydration through our lipid barrier. The oil produced is our body’s way of attempting to seal the leak. Thicker moisturizers in the winter offer that extra TLC, lipid replenishment, and protection.
Lips: If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had a dry, cracked lips… well, I’d be rich, or at least be able to afford a nice holiday somewhere warmer. However, now that I better understand the needs of my skin, the days in which my lips on are fire are fewer and farther apart. During the winter months, I ensure that anything I put on my lips will only help, not hurt, and I make sure to do so with consistency. I’m particularly fond of the Lip & Body Jelly to get me through rougher patches and The Body Balm anytime I plan to be outside. Thankful, I don’t have to settle though either when I’m craving a little colour in my life. Both Batty’s Lip Gloss and Lip Sticks are formulated with ultra-moisturizing properties.
Body: While exfoliating regularly during the winter will help rid your skin of dead cell, make sure you’re not forgetting about the rest of your body when protecting your skin during the winter. Covering up is the best and most efficient way to protect against the elements. Your hands are put through a lot each day, which makes them extra vulnerable. Don’t forget the mitts when leaving, especially if you’re susceptible to cold weather eczema flair-ups. Body Balm will also be your best friend when dealing with dry knees, elbows, feet, and any other dry patches you come across.
3. Reset: Sometimes the best course of action for our skin is to match it with what’s happening in our mind to create a united front. With the dawn of a new year, we often find ourselves ready for a fresh start, so why not let our skin join the party with a detox!
What’s even better is that you don’t have to do it alone! We’re hosting a Community Detox Challenge in January to provide you with the guidance, support and encouragement to achieve a fresh slate for your skin. Our Detox Kit supplies you with everything you need to rid your pores of dirt, debris and our NEW Radiant Rebel Facebook Group will give you a place to chat with other Radiant Rebels going through the same experiences and challenges as you. Of course, the Batty’s Bath team will there to guide you through the process too!
Sign up to join the challenge HERE!
Now, go! Take on the new year with the best of your rebellion and radiance in hand! Set forth on a journey of self-love and empowerment. We can’t wait to hear all about it!
With Love & Radiance,