While winter brings new fashion trends and home interior styles, the coldest months of the year can have their downfalls. For example, when it comes to your beauty regime, the plummeting temperatures can be disastrous for your skin.
As you cycle between cold, crisp air and hot, heated rooms, your skin can lose its natural oils, becoming sore and dry. To combat this, here are seven essential winter skincare tips.
Lower Your Water Temperatures
When you’re cold, it’s so tempting to increase your shower temperature and warm up under the hot water, but this can be damaging. This is because hot water can be drying, leaving your skin in need of moisture. To combat this and help keep your skin soft, take lukewarm showers instead.
Keep Using Sunscreen
While the days may be shorter and a little darker, don’t retire your sunscreen just yet. This can be a harmful mistake as even during the winter, the sun’s rays can have a harmful effect on your skin. To minimise this, make sure to use sunscreen all year round.
Drink Lots of Water
Our skin is exposed to drier conditions during the winter, from harsh winds to heating. While you may feel thirstier during the summer, it’s important to continue drinking lots of water during the winter, in order to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Eat for Your Skin
The colder months tend to bring lots of tempting treats but lots of caffeine, alcohol and stodgy foods can leave your skin dehydrated. To prevent this, avoid over indulging and select healthier, skin-loving foods that are filled with antioxidants and nutrients.
Select a Gentle Exfoliator
When your skin dries out, you may automatically apply lots of serums and creams. This alone doesn’t always solve the problem, which is where an exfoliator can help. For the harsh winter, choose a gentler option to clear skin without stripping natural oils.
Update Your Nightly Routine
To wake up with healthy skin, update your evening routine. To do this, after removing makeup and using your favourite cleanser, select a richer face cream. Choosing a moisturiser that’s rich in vitamin e and oils can help your skin to repair overnight.
Switch to a Heavy Moisturiser
During the summer, you probably use a light face cream, or perhaps an oil-free option if you’re prone to a shiny t-zone. However, your skin will probably require more moisture during winter, so switch to a more hydrating option to enhance your skin.
From lower temperature showers to a new face cream, invest in your skincare to keep it flawless this winter.