To keep skin fresh and healthy this winter, you should switch up your routine. The best way to do this is by switching up your skincare routine entirely. Switching out your current skincare for a new one every few months will not only keep your skin fresh and re-energize it for the new season, but also give you more time to invest in other aspects of your beauty routine.
As the days get colder, our skin needs special attention. When it is cold outside, skin becomes more dry and sensitive, which means that you need to take extra care of your skin in order to protect it from the harsh weather conditions. The winter months are perfect for using a facial oil, but be sure to use one with SPF so that your skin is protected from sun damage.
Skincare Switch Ups For Winter
The trick to get winter-proof skin is the same as warmer months, and that’s the importance of moisturising. Our skin requires moisturisation all year round, but particularly so during the winter, when the central heating and elements can lead to excessive dryness.
For cleansing, you’ll need a cleanser which will remove dirt, oil and makeup, but one which will also boost hydration levels at the same time. So a cleansing balm might be a great choice, as they tend to be richer than say a cream cleanser.
If your skin is getting particularly dry, ensure you’re applying a rich moisturiser at least twice a day. You could also try an overnight, hydrating face mask too, to impart hydration whilst you sleep to keep it looking and feeling soft and smooth.
You can layer your skincare to seal in the moisture, such as applying a hydrating serum prior to your moisturiser, to give you extra nourishment without leaving your skin too heavy or greasy.
I love using toners and essences all year round, but a few spritzes will balance pH levels on your face, and will again give you an extra dose of hydration.
Winter weather can cause dryness and irritation as the suns rays from the cold air can be too harsh on the skin. It gets cold and dry outside, the combination of these two things can leave you feeling more parched than usual, so add extra hydrating products in to your routine this winter to help your skin.