During winter the cold, harsh weather combined with central heating can leave your skin feeling dry, tight and tired so it’s important to preserve your moisture levels.
Of course, if you are taking that winter skiing break, visiting Lapland to see Father Christmas then warm clothes are not the only thing that are likely to increase, so should your skin care. Richer cold-weather creams may help you with this.
Our skin gets drier as the temperature drops but everybody’s needs vary. If you have dry skin you really need to increase hydration to stop your skin from getting flaky, so look for a cream specifically designed to prevent moisture loss. Make sure to look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which is known for its extra hydrating properties.
For those with oily skin, applying a heavy cream can feel too much but you can still benefit from additional moisturisation come winter. Instead of leaving this out altogether look for a light, oil-free formula.
If you have combination skin it’s a case of altering your routine as and when; if your skin is looking dry or feeling tight change your standard moisturiser for something more protective and make sure you’re using a cream or oil-based cleanser.
While having the right formula will improve your winter skin care routine, there are a few tricks you can do to improve the effect of your moisturiser. Make sure you exfoliate regularly as dead skin cells can prevent your moisturiser from sinking in. Try to always apply your lotion onto damp skin; post-shower and applying within a three minute window so as to give you the best possible results.