Our skin can suffer during the cold, winter months. From the harsh weather to central heating, it can be left feeling dull, dry and lacklustre.
To help your skin survive the season, follow the regime below…
Ditch foaming cleansers
Did you know that foaming cleansers actually contain harsh chemicals that can dry out your skin? Choose an oil-based cleanser instead that will nourish and hydrate your skin without leaving you with that awful ‘tight’ feeling afterwards.
Get rid of dead skin cells
Exfoliating helps to remove the impurities and dead skin cells that block pores, and allows your skincare products to absorb deeper into the skin. Choose one that contains a natural exfoliator like bamboo powder, rather than harmful plastic microbeads.
Invest in a facial oil
Facial oils can help to give your skin a much-needed moisture boost during winter, whilst helping to restore radiance. Rosehip seed oil is a great choice, as it’s packed full of nutrients to help repair the skin and fade fine lines and blemishes.
Many people use it to fade the redness associated with Rosacea too, which can flare up in harsh weather conditions.
Protect your skin by layering products
The more layers of products you apply to your skin, the better protected it will be. Don’t just apply products randomly, we recommend you apply any oils or serums first so they can soak deep into the epidermis, then follow-up with a day and night cream for extra protection.
Don’t forget your hands
During winter our hands are exposed to the cold air just as much as our faces, so can be left feeling chapped, dry and rough. Make sure you give them some TLC by applying a nutrient-rich hand cream throughout the day to replenish moisture after washing. Try choosing one with shea butter to soothe dry skin.
Don’t forget your body!
Does your skin itch whilst the heating is on? Chances are, your skin is dehydrated. Remember to apply a nourishing body butter after bathing whilst your skin is still damp to lock in moisture. Try to use one that contains aloe vera to leave your skin feeling super soft and hydrated.