Winter is coming which can be a very harsh time for our skin, especially our face. During the colder seasons our skin can experience some major changes that can leave it feeling dry and brittle. Which let’s face it, none of us want, right?
Here are 5 simple tips to keep our faces in top condition during winter, meaning we can relax and enjoy ourselves more without the worry of dry skin and looking flaky all the time:
- Moisturise More
You may have found a moisturiser that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an "ointment" moisturiser that's oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.
- Slather on Sunscreen
No, sunscreen isn't just for summertime. Winter sun can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they're exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.
- Avoid Super-Hot Baths
Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after being out in the cold but the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. You'd be better taking a Luke-warm shower.
- Drink Water
Drinking plenty of water helps hydrate from the inside out and prevents your skin from drying out. Water is a must for good skin care all year round. Try to drink 8 glasses a day to keep yourself and your skin lovely and hydrated.
- Stick to Hydrating Face Masks
Avoid using harsh oils which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a deeply hydrating face mask that will lock in moisture and the vital oils needed to keep our face hydrated and soft throughout these nasty winter months. We recommend our Ultimate Hydrating Sheet Mask, this provides and seals in moisture giving you lasting hydration, skin strength and elasticity.
Stick to these 5 main points and your skin will be on point all winter long!