Here are my Winter Skincare Tips:
In the cold weather our skin needs a little extra nourishment. The dramatic changes in temperature from the contrast of cold weather and central heating will not only cause confusion, but can irritate the skin. The harsh winds and cold spells that come with winter can strip away your skins moisture levels leaving it feeling tight and dry. Not to mention the annual outbreaks of colds and illnesses that can cause a dull, grey appearance.
Exfoliation will buff away the dead cells that might otherwise dull our complexion. The new skin will be ready to absorb all the moisturiser you will be applying.
By exfoliating, it also helps with hydration. Cells transitioning from below the skin surface to the topmost layer bring with them essential lipids and moisture.
Most people's skin demands a richer moisturiser during the winter months.
A cream that contains glycerin, aloe, and vitamin E is ideal: Glycerin and vitamin E help to lock in moisture. They also help stimulate circulation and help rid toxins from the skin.
If you don’t want to change your moisturiser to a richer one, try adding a Hydrating B5 Gel / Serum. You need to layer your skin care just as you layer your clothes. A hydrating serum used underneath your moisturiser will penetrate deep into the skin, nourishing the bottom layer of cells so when they come to the surface they will be hydrated, plumper and brighter.
Drink plenty of water – water is a vital element for our body, especially for our skin. Deprived of water, the skin dries, turns red, becomes rougher, ages more rapidly, and is not able to face the external aggressions.
Don’t forget to protect your lips too using lip balms, as this is a very fragile area.
Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over! Always apply a sunscreen or moisturiser with at least an SPF of 30 or more every morning. UV rays that can cause lines and wrinkles are in the atmosphere 365 days of the year. So if you are concerned about premature ageing don't leave home without it.