❄️ Winter Skincare ❄️
From the cold weather to the steam coming off our PSLs, our skin goes THROUGH IT in the colder months. That’s why it’s always a good idea to switch-up your skincare routine for the season. Now, we’re not saying to chuck out your entire routine, but a few tweaks here and there will help your skin look its best glowy self. Flaky dry skin? We don’t know her.
How does my skin change?
Cold temperatures and lower humidity levels lead to dry air sucking the moisture out of our skin. What’s more, harsh winter winds and dry indoor heat can make your skin even drier leading to cracked and even bleeding skin. A moment of silence for us eczema gals plz.
What can I do to support the changes in my skin?
Avoid long, hot showers
Now, I know we need to defrost after braving the cold but having long, hot showers can actually strip your skin of its important oils. Where possible, use lukewarm or warm water, this includes washing your face and hands.
Change up your moisturiser
Your trusty summer one might not cut it for the colder months. You want to lock in that moisture, however, thicker doesn’t always mean better, especially if you are prone to breakouts. Find one that works best for your skin type whilst giving you a boost of moisture.
Don’t forget your SPF
SPF isn’t only for the summer months queens! Winter sun combined with the glare of snow (here’s hoping) can damage your skin. Apply your SPF to your face and hands 30 minutes before you head out and reapply regularly.
Use a layering technique
Treat your skin, like you do your wardrobe, to protect it. Layering up will ensure you’re locking in as much moisture as possible and gives your skin the TLC it deserves. Quantity is dependent on your skin but it’s best to start with a little of each product and then build on that. Using the layering technique and pacing out each step allows the beneficial ingredients to absorb as well as strengthening your skin’s barrier.
Get to know your skin
Even if you’re a 10 step skincare routine babe or a quick moisturiser and go hun, it’s important to examine your skin regularly and take note of any changes like moles, freckles and dark patches. Self exams can help you identify changes that might need assistance.