In the winter, our skin can take a real battering from the environment. Sadly, the skin becomes dry and dull as we face central heating, chilly winds, and low humidity. The harsh weather also strips the skin’s natural protective barrier, which created gaps in the outermost layer, causing dehydration and sensitivity.
That is why, it is crucial to take care of your skin in the winter by following an effective winter skincare routine. Cleansing and deep moisturization are a must. Keep yourself hydrated and wear sunglasses as well. All this and more could help you in ensuring that your skin is as glowing as possible and unscathed by the cold.
Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturise Every Day
You should cleanse, tone, and moisturise at least once a day – no matter the time of year! If you wear makeup on a daily basis, it’s best if you follow your routine in the morning and at night before bed.
Use products to suit your skin – are you oily, dry, sensitive, or combination?
Use a moisturiser with an SPF in it to protect your skin from the harsh winter environment – the suns rays and free radicals can still affect you in winter.
Use a Nourishing Face mask Once a Week
If your skin is drying out, use a nourishing face mask once a week, like this chocolate one from Montagne Jeunesse. Apply to freshly cleansed skin, and then leave on for 15 – 30 minutes while you relax.
Use a Foundation That Contains an SPF
You should also use a foundation containing an SPF all year round. They might be a little more expensive, but your skin will look perfect for longer and you’ll know it’s well protected. Apply with a foundation brush for the most flawless finish.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
You don’t just have to keep yourself hydrated in summer you know! You need to keep yourself hydrated the same as you should be doing all the time, with 2 litres of bottled mineral water per day. This will not only help you to flush out toxins, your skin will glow! To keep yourself warm, try herbal teas, green teas, and tulsi teas alongside your water. It isn’t just about looking after your skin from the outside – you need to do it from the inside too!
Yep you read that right – wear sunglasses in the winter. Well, they’re not called summer glasses are they? The sun still shines in the winter, and if it’s really bright it can damage your eyes and the skin around them. Wear a good pair of sunglasses to avoid this – it’s the perfect excuse to wear your shades any time of the year!
Book In at The Salon
The salon can offer you many treatments to combat tired, dull looking skin. Why not enquire about a winter facial, or an elos plus skin rejuvenation treatment? Treatments can be pricy, but it’s worth it when you see the results!
Carry a Hand Cream and Cuticle Oil With You
You should never neglect your hands in winter either! Always wear gloves, and carry a good hand cream and cuticle oil with you to apply a few times a day. You’ll love your soft, supple hands and shiny nails!
Don’t do what most people do and get lazy in winter – follow the skincare tips above to look your best all year round!