I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but over the past couple of weeks, the weather has become a lot colder. Across the UK, it’s become incredibly windy, wet and cold, and my skin doesn’t like it one bit. In cold spells, my skin always tells me how unhappy it is by breaking out in pimples and dry patches.
When it comes to our skin care, during the colder months, we really need to up the ante. To keep it looking and feeling good during the winter, our skin needs a little extra TLC. I used to struggle to know the best ways to give it this, but I finally think I’ve cracked it.
In case you are also struggling with your skin, I thought I would share a few useful tips. (Hopefully, this advice will help you to get your skin back to being happy and healthy.)
Cleansing is crucial
During the winter, it’s even more essential to regularly cleanse your skin because the cold weather exposes it to more damage. You may not realise it, but the wind and rain can have a massive impact on your skin, leading to redness and chapping.
To remove impurities from your skin caused by the harsh weather, cleansing every day is a must. The best cleanser to use is a soothing one that is cream based. A calming cleanser, such as one from Tropic Skincare, will gently remove impurities while soothing sore and red skin. Avoid any cleansers that are oil-free, as these will make it even easier for your skin to dry out.
Invest in a rich moisturiser
While using a light moisturising during the summer is more than adequate, come winter and it’s important to switch to a richer cream. Thanks to the cold weather and indoor heating, during the winter our skin can become dry and dull.
To keep it healthy and happy, invest in a rich moisturiser. Ideally, this should be something that’s as natural as possible to prevent irritation. You’ll find that by using a moisturiser that’s high in hydration, that your skin will look and feel better. You’ll prevent dryness and stop soreness from occurring, so it’s worth the investment.
My go-to moisturiser of the moment is Forever Living’s Aloe Moisturising Lotion. However, it’s not as rich as I would like it to be, so sometimes I swap to using L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Moisturiser.
I always find that in the winter, as well as my usual skin care routine, my skin also needs a little extra pampering. For this, I make up a few homemade face masks that are ideal for beating dry, sore skin.
My favourites are oats and honey, banana and honey, and avocado. These are all quite simple. However, you can get more creative. You’ll find plenty of face mask recipes online, so make sure to check these out. If you’re tight on time, simply applying a small amount of olive oil to your skin can work wonders as a super quick mask.
Want to keep your skin happy and healthy? Make sure to take note of the tips above, and you can achieve the most beautiful skin.