Winter can be the most beautiful season, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin.
It’s no secret that winter can be harsh on the skin. Dry air, dry heat and cold temperatures can cause skin to become dry and flaky. The sun is also more likely to penetrate through cloud cover in the winter months, increasing your risk of sun damage. But with some proper care you can beat back those nasty symptoms of wintertime!
First up is hydration: drink plenty of water throughout each day as well as before bedtime so that your body has enough moisture in it for proper functioning of all its systems (including those pesky sebaceous glands).
Wash your face less.
You'll be surprised at how well this works for you—and your skin, too! You don't need to use a harsh scrub or washcloth, but if you want to get rid of excess oil, try using a gentle cleanser in the morning and evening. This can help keep your pores clean without stripping them of natural oils like they would with an overly harsh product.
Use a good face oil.
Face oils are a great moisturizer for dry skin and can be used as an alternative to cream when you don't have time to apply it in the morning. If you're looking for something that will keep your skin supple and glowy all day long without leaving behind any greasy residue, then try adding a few drops of face oil into your routine. You can also use it as an overnight treatment by applying it after washing your face at night!
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.
The best way to protect your skin from the cold is to moisturise. Moisturising is a must, especially for your face, neck and chest. You can buy a moisturiser that contains hyaluronic acid or vitamin E which will help deeply nourish your skin. Body oils are also a great option in the winters.
Step up your SPF.
Step up your SPF. This may be the single most important step you can take to keep your skin healthy and well-nourished in the winter months. Make sure you use a sunscreen regardless of whether it is sunny outside or not. If you don’t wear sunscreen daily, consider adding it to your skincare routine as well. Winter sun rays can be harsh, and we want to protect our skin at all costs!
ConclusionNothing is more fun than a good skin care routine, and winter is the perfect time to bust out the products you’ve been saving.