While there are so many things we love about Summer, Winter certainly has its perks. Snuggling up on cold nights, hot chocolates, open fireplaces and Winter fashion to name a few. But with the colder weather comes some harsh conditions for your skin and body, so it’s important to adapt your skincare to fit the changing weather. We’ve rounded up our top five tips for the ultimate winter skincare guide…
Switch to a gentle
During winter, your skin tends to be a little more sensitive as it’s exposed to extreme temperatures (cold weather and hot heaters). Cleansers that are too harsh on the skin will strip it of essential oils and disrupt the skin’s barrier. Switch to something a little more nourishing and gentle that will cleanse effectively, but also replenish moisture levels.
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You’d be surprised how much less water you drink in winter, purely because it’s hard to know how dehydrated you are when it’s cold. Your skin relies on adequate water consumption for that noticeable glow so keep a water bottle on hand throughout the day and sip on herbal tea, which your body will love on those super chilly days!
Change up your moisturizer
In Winter, skin is subjected to extreme temperatures, such as going from the cold outdoors to a heated car, office or home which dries out the skin. Invest in a heavier, richer moisturizer which will keep skin soothed and comfortable and help to prolong that Summer glow! For bonus points, layer up with a hydrating serum to really boost hydration.
Product we love: Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Skin Rehydration Serum
Indulge in a weekly mask session
We know you don’t need much convincing to pop on a face mask and kick back with some Netflix. But during the cooler weather it’s super important to take time to nourish and replenish hydration and antioxidant levels in the skin with a hardworking mask. So, take some time each week to give your skin the love it deserves!
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Don’t forget your body
Your arms and legs may be covered up for three months, but they still need attention! Keep a body scrub in the shower to use a couple of times a week and slough away dead skin cells. Then lather yourself in a rich body moisturizer before bed and say hello to smooth, glowing limbs all winter long.
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