Hows Your Winter Skincare Routine Looking?
Why should you change your skincare routine in winter?
During the cold winter months, your skin may become dehydrated and lose its healthy glow, what are the main causes of dry winter skin and how can you help prevent it? To keep skin looking and feeling hydrated, smoother, softer and protected. Our winter skincare routine and skincare tips.
Winter weather conditions can take a toll on your face – as temperatures drop, so do the moisture levels in your skin. Cold temperatures and harsh winds can cause skin to dry out. As well as cold weather, central heating causes the air to dry out, which can also cause skin to dehydrate. Less sunlight during the darker winter months also strips your skin of nutrients (including vitamin D), which makes skin to look dull.
When skin is dry, it can begin to feel rough, tight and itchy and can even redden and become more sensitive. Dry skin can develop on any part of the body and is especially common on the face during winter because it is more exposed to the weather. When your skin begins to lose its moisture and become dehydrated, it means it’s lacking the water levels needed to function. As well as losing its softness, suppleness and glow, dry, irritated skin in extreme weather conditions can develop into a skin condition known as ‘winter rash’ aka wind burn.
Your skin is your body’s first line of defence against the elements and environment it’s important to find the perfect winter skincare to suit your skins needs. This means mixing up your routine and finding gentle formulas that won’t strip away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Ensure you include hydrating, creamy cleansers and gentle exfoliators as well as moisturisers in your everyday skincare routine. Gently buffing away dead skin cells allows your moisturisers to work and sink into skin more effectively.