Are you ready to up your skincare regime ready for the winter season??
Even if your skin is in a happy state right now, it is still worth making some changes to our skincare products depending on the environment and climate in order to protect our skin.
Winter is the harshest season on our skin, with the drop of temperature, cold and wind, and the indoor heating causes just as much problems. We automatically turn up the heater or take longer, hot baths as it gets colder and basically spend 24-hours in an extremely drying environment. The result, leaving us with dry, flaky skin, especially on our faces.
That nice face wash that makes your summer oily skin clean or the lightweight moisturizer just won’t cut it during wintertime.
The 3 ultimate rules for winter skin are..
+ Hydrating your skin
+ Layering your products
+ Use ingredients that increase water retention and are incredibly moisturising
The key ingredient for winter skin care!!! It’s a natural substance that we already have in our bodies. This moisture binding ingredient can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water. Unfortunately it’s production is reduced as we age meaning we must replenish it with dedicated skincare products. Hyaluronic Acid will leave the skin glowy, smooth and plump.
Other great moisturizing ingredients to look out for: glycerin, squalane, vitamin E, and ceramides.
❄️ SKINCARE OILS
Start using them right now!! Using oils will provide hydration! Some will also provide important active ingredients, antioxidants and many other benefits!
You can use them as cleansing oils, as a serum, add a couple of drops to your moisturiser, and even add a drop to your favourite foundation to give your skincare that extra dewy glow!
❄️ USE SPF
Just because we don’t see the sun, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there with it’s harmful UV rays. UVA rays can penetrate glass and clouds, it reaches us when we compute, take a walk, sit by the winder. That’s why regardless of the seasons, sun protection has an important place in our skincare routines!
❄️ LAYER YOUR PRODUCTS
Even if your skin is dry don’t just reach for the heaviest cream, try a hydrating mist, or a hydrating serum, then your moisturiser and SPF. You could also massage oil into damp skin to lock in that extra moisture.
❄️ AVOID ALCOHOL IN YOUR PRODUCTS
Alcohol-based products, especially toners and some cleanser can be too harsh in the winter, as alcohol generally dries the skin.
❄️ USE LUKEWARM WATER
Hot water can dry out our skin that’s why I will never wash my face in the shower or bath. I recommend always doing doing your skincare regime after and using lukewarm water. Avoiding causing sensitivity and stripping our skins natural oils.