The ultimate winter skincare regime
If you find keeping your skin at its beautiful best over winter a challenge, rest assured you’re not alone. The freezing temperatures, biting winds, rain and snow can play havoc with our skin. Even when you step inside where it’s warm, this part of your body can be under attack. Heating draws out moisture and can irritate any dryness and itchiness even further. The good news is, there are simple steps you can take to help protect your skin during the chillier months.
Consider a new moisturiser
If you use the same moisturiser year round, you may be missing a trick. The fact is, some of these products work just fine during the warmer months, but when temperatures drop, they become less effective. As long as it’s compatible with your skin type, try looking for an oil-based rather than a water-based product. These ointments create a layer on your skin that helps to trap moisture. They also do a better job of buffering your body from the elements. These days, it’s not hard to find premium beauty brands at affordable prices, so whether you’re looking for skincare tips or want to try the latest RoC hydrating cream, you can find what you’re after at a good price.
Remember to exfoliate
Exfoliation is important regardless of the season. By getting rid of more of the dead surface skin, you can help ensure that the moisturisers you use really do their job. Remember to be gentle when you’re exfoliating though, especially if your skin is sensitive.
Steer clear of harsh masks and peels
In the dark depths of winter, it’s nice to pamper yourself from time to time and facial peels and masks might be part of your usual routine when you want to indulge and unwind. However, at this time of year, it’s better to steer clear of any harsh masks and peels. These products can strip oil from your skin and make it more prone to dryness and cracking.
Instead, it’s a good idea to use mild, foaming cleansers that are softer on your skin.
Remember UV protection
It might seem strange to reach for the sunscreen when there’s ice on the ground. However, bear in mind that sun damage can occur year round, leading to premature ageing of the skin. This means it’s always important to use UV protection. For the best results, use makeup with this feature, or apply sunscreen to your face and hands around 30 minutes before you venture outside. Remember to reapply if you’re in the outdoors for a long time.
By following simple advice like this, you should find it easier to keep your skin in tiptop condition regardless of what the weather throws at you.
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