Read on to discover 5 ways to maintain a healthy winter complexion and kiss goodbye dry and lifeless skin during the colder months.
1.You can never have too many facemasks
We lose so much water in winter because we are constantly trying to keep warm with heating and nice hot showers. Try adding in a hydrating mask or two into your skin care routine in winter to lock in as much moisture as possible. If your short on time, a hydrating sleeping mask is a great way to go.
- Put the coffee scrub away
We all love a good scrub exfoliant, but a chemical exfoliant will be your best friend during the winter months. This is because really break down the dry surface layers of our skin allowing the cellular regeneration process the nudge it really needs. They come in all sorts of treatment options which makes them super easy to add into your skincare routine!
- Oil, Oil, Oil.
Often people tend to steer clear of face oils, presuming that they will cause their skin to become oily, which will lead to breakouts. We’re here to tell you that is far from the truth! Adding a skin oil to your routine is a total game changer, especially in winter. Winter puts extra stress on your skin which makes it harder to defend itself against the cold climate. By adding in an oil, you are preventing moisture loss, locking in hydration and helping protect and strengthen the skins barrier from the harsher weather.
- Don’t forget about your scalp
Might sound a little strange, but the reality is that your scalp is an extension of your face and those skin cells also need a little TLC during winter. Keep an eye on your scalp and make sure it isn’t drying out too much, if it is you can invest in a hair mask or hair oil to keep it nice and healthy. Happy scalp = happy skin!
- Don’t forget SPF
Just because its winter doesn’t mean we should be neglecting SPF. The most common mistake made here is that we presume that because the UBV rays (which cause our skin to burn) lessen in winter we don’t need sunscreen. However, the UVA rays that cause signs of aging are still out to play all year around and we still need to protect our skin from these. Maintain your SPF with at least an SPF30 cream daily, simply add into the morning part of your routine. An extra tip, invest in a good SPF moisturiser, two birds one stone.