Winter Skincare

So this is something that you will all most likely be affected by at this time of year.

  1. Moisturise properly and frequently.

You may notice that in winter your skin is getting dry quicker, this just means you need a stronger product to keep you hydrated, you can use moisturisers that are oil based or use an oil on its own that is intended for moisturising as they last longer on your skin but please ensure that they are non-clogging oils. If the moisturiser that you are using works well for you then continue to use it and add an ointment in the cream before applying. Try to double up your moisturising before you go to bed, this way it will rejuvenate the skin as you sleep. I like to add the Azora Argan – Liquid Gold to my Aveeno cream for my night cream and sometimes I use the Vitamin E Cream from the skincare store. It is also important to gently exfoliate the skin regularly in the week whilst having a shower. Moisturising straight after exfoliating the skin allows the moisturiser to penetrate deeper in the skin, avoid harsh exfoliation. Oats are an amazing natural product to exfoliate. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips too! I exfoliate them with a natural lip scrub which I make from brown sugar and honey, then I apply the Farsali – Rose Gold Elixir to hydrate them. This is amazing on the skin, especially the lips!

Also for you to get the most out of your moisturiser you should apply it to damp skin. The best time to do this is after a shower or washing your face. Ensure your skin isn’t dripping wet, if it is tap excess water off and apply the moisturiser to the skin in circular motions all over the face/body. If you have dry under eyes, moisturise adequately and use a specific cream if needed. Moisturising goes for everyone no matter what your skin type is. Yes, that means even if your skin is oily! I use Almond oil on wet skin straight after a shower which is the best time to.

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2. Don’t forget to moisturise the rest of your body especially your hands and feet.

Your hands and feet have a different skin texture therefore they need to be moistuirsed accordingly. Otherwise this can lead to irritating Eczema, Psoriasis, general itching and cracking of the skin. This is because these parts of the body have lower oil glands therefore they lack in moitsure naturally and in the winter this is what causes your hands to be more dry. Also, don’t forget to keep your lips moisturised because they will get chapped during the winter months.

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3. Take it easy on the heating, avoid over drying the skin and this means in the shower too.

I know it is cold and we want to crank up the heating and have super hot baths but this just means we are stripping our bodies of oils, causing irritated skin. This can also be from harsh soaps and hot baths. Both soaps and hot baths strip your natural oils from the skin, so try using something more gentle to the skin and also try to limit your time in hot water. Try to use luke warm water instead of hot water and stick to showers rather than baths. The cold wind can also affect the skin when we are outdoors, that’s why it is important to take extra care of our skin during the winter period.

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4. Drink plenty of water.

It’s easy to forget to drink enough water during the day but it is important to do so. If anything we should be drinking more than the recommended amount in summer and winter. In winter your skin is constantly in and out of the cold wind and hot heating, so your skin is constantly getting attacked by harsh temperatures, therefore it is important to keep hydrated. In winter I constantly crave water, my lips and mouth feel dry so I have to up my water intake and I am someone who has oily skin naturally.

5. Don’t forget your sun protection.

Yes, you heard right you need sunscreen all year round, no matter what the weather. You can still be affected by sun damage through window glare and snow glare when the sun comes out. If you are someone who is outdoor a lot then make sure you reapply frequently. Also, you may think

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