We take a look at the top 14 best winter skincare tips…
- Moisturise daily and nightly-
In the morning and at night, cold temperatures will rob the skin of its natural moisture to ensure that you do not miss your skincare routine. Find a moisturising makeup remover that will do the job for you if you just don’t have the energy at the end of the day.
2. Wear SPF
Your skin can be affected by UV damage all year round, especially if it snows and the sunlight glares back on you. To use as your base, consider investing in a tinted moisturiser with SPF.
3. Invest in a humidifier
You will probably have the heating on full blast at home, which will suck out any remaining air moisture. Invest in a humidifier and keep it on at night when your skin does the most replenishing function.
4. Drink plenty of water
Don’t use hot chocolate and lattes to replace your eight glasses of water a day. In the winter months, make sure you stay hydrated and your skin will thank you.
5. Avoid hot showers and baths
Staying in the shower for twenty minutes to enjoy the warmth can be very tempting, but hot water will strip your skin of moisture. Try restricting the showers and baths to ten minutes, and keeping the water warm in the centre.
6. Keep wrapped up
Your mum was right about layering up in wintertime. Wear a scarf that gives good coverage over your face and neck to avoid windburn.
7. Exfoliate your lips
It is nice for chapped lips to have lip balm handy, but sometimes it does not do the job. Using a clean toothbrush to exfoliate a flaky pout and gently exfoliate it to remove dead skin. To hold in moisture, slather on nourishing lip balm afterwards.
8. Use a good facial oil
You would like to stop oil-based items in the summer, but they will do your skin a lot of good in the winter. Three times a week, use a radiance-boosting facial oil to banish dullness and replenish the top layers of your skin.
9. Eat your way to glowing skin
At this time of year, you might be craving comfort food, so make sure your diet includes a healthy dose of vitamin A and C. Stock up on mangoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli, all of which are associated with preserving healthy skin.
10. Apply face masks regularly
Winter weather puts your skin through a lot, so give it a facial once a week with some much-needed TLC. For predictable outcomes, try a brightening skin mask.
11. Moisturise damp skin
Blot the skin so that it is wet but not bone dry as soon as you step out of the tub, then add the moisturiser. Keep the door of the bathroom closed to lock your skin with moisture as well.
12. Use a hand cream regularly
Your hands still have to battle the elements, so if your skin is constantly dry, use a hand cream everyday. Invest in a silicone-based one with slippery fingers that will not leave you.
13. Avoid scratchy fabrics
It can be made of wool or synthetic fibres to make your perfect cosy sweater, but it may dry out and irritate sensitive skin. Be sure to wear a calming layer underneath of comforting cotton.
14. Make sure to exercise
It can be difficult to build up the courage to exercise in winter, but do it for your skin. Exercising frequently will boost circulation and bring more colour to your skin. Make sure you cover it up to prevent windburn if you’re out for a run.