The Skincare Routine That Will Save Your Skin This Winter
/ November 13th, 2017 / There are currently 0 comments
Switch up your skincare routine! This colder weather can be really tough on our skin. I know myself, that in the colder months I suffer from redness and dry patches especially on my chin.
The chiller months can cause dryness, irritation and dullness. Sometimes our daily skincare routine just won’t cut it! It’s time to show our skin some love and attention – Here’s how to up date your skincare routine
1. Swap wipes for a creamy cleanser
Cleansing morning and night is vital to your skincare routine. It is so important to wipe away your make up and daily dirt. Wipes and harsh products that have high PH levels can strip your skin of its natural oils. A good cleaner will melt away everyday grime, hydrate your skin and leave your skin with a fresh, healthy glow. I would definitely recommend investing in a good quality cleaner such as Liz Earle or Elemis. They might be more expensive than your wipes but you don’t need much to refresh your skin.
2 of my favourites are:
Not only does this cleaner smell like having your very own spa day at home but this powerful, deep cleansing balm dissolves make-up, daily grime and pollutants. Skin is intensely cleansed, nourished and renewed for a glowing complexion. Use with complementary cloth to gently wash away.
This rich, indulgent cream deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean. Used with the pure cotton cloth it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer and brighter-looking skin.
Tip – Go to the counters to let them know you are interested in their product to get free samples, if not buy mini travel sizes or sets to try before you buy the full size.
2. Invest in a good moisturiser
A good hydrating moisturiser is one of the most vital parts of your winter skin care regime to be able to replenish and rehydrate your skin from the harsh weather. When choosing a moisturiser find one that is high in vitamin E or formulated to protect your skin in harsh conditions.
Ultra Facial Cream leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. With a lightweight texture and easily absorbed formula, this facial cream is perfect for daily use. Ultra Facial Cream is specially formulated with moisturising Squalane and water retaining Imperata Cylindrica to protect the skin throughout harsh weather conditions. These ingredients help your skin to stay hydrated for longer.
3. Scrub, Exfoliatation is key
Once a week using a gentle exfoliator helps to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate to help give lovely glow. Don’t use a harsh, gritty exfoliator that you may use during the summer months as these can actually damage your skin more in the colder month and draw out essential oils you need to provide a protective barrier and keep your skin hydrated.
With moisturising cocoa butter, purifying eucalyptus and fine jojoba beads, this gentle yet effective exfoliator buffs away dead skin cells and impurities to reveal smoother, more radiant-looking skin. Perfect for dull, congested or flaky skin.
4. Don’t forget about your lips!
Without fail as soon as the temperature starts to drop my lips get extremely dry, start to crack and feel so sore. Licking your lips in the cold will only make it worse! Using a hydrating lip balm and using a sugar scrub once a week can really help keep your lips beautifully soft and plump.
Some people hate it but I swear by it! I love Vaseline for all dry skin, especially when I have a cold and my nose is really dry from blowing it all the time. I also love layering Vaseline on my lips just as I go to bed to leave it on overnight – when I wake up my lips are so smooth!
5. Treat yourself to a facial
Whether you are able to go to see a beautician or make of homemade facial mask, either way your skin will thank you for it! A hydrating facial will definitely be appreciated, you can make one at home using:
– 1/2 very ripe avocado
– 1 banana
– 1 tablespoon of honey
Mash up the avocado and banana in a bowl. Mix in the honey until you get a creamy texture, apply to your face and leave for 10mins. Rinse it off.
I hope my 5 winter skincare tips help your face feeling smoother, my refreshed and glowing through the cold winter months. Make sure you share with love with your friends and family x