NOW IS THE TIME TO UP THE ANTE ON YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE. The cold blustery outdoors TO A WARM COSY indoors CAUSES STRESS TO YOUR SKIN.
If the skin’s natural barrier is weakened, moisture is lost and the surface layers of the skin crack easily. Potential irritants from the Environment are also able to penetrate the barrier, which can cause redness and sensitivity.
1.listen to your skin!
Your skin speaks to you, if it is cold outside this can lead to redness &sensitivity , if it is lacking in moisture outside this can show up as dryness, if it is cold and blustery this can suck the moisture from your skin.
2.Get ingredient savvy skin!
ACE your skin, that is look out for products with vitamin A,C & E, vitamin A supports the skin elasticity by protecting collagen from UV rays, C is an anti oxidant but also supports the capillary walls and is great for skin health & repair, E moisturizes & nourishes the skin.
3 . Clean your skin!
If using a facial wash change to a creamy cleanser, this is more nourishing and less stripping of the natural oils. Also cleanse twice at night- first to get rid of today’s dirt and second to clean your skin, go to bed with squeaky clean skin then in the morning all you have to do is freshen up.
4. Moisturise your skin!
Moisturizing regularly should be a key part of your winter skincare routine – Twice per day
So in addition to nourishing your skin externally with creams, drink plenty of water as well which will hydrate from within. Your winter diet can have a huge impact on your skin. “Eat foods that contain omega 3s like ground flax seed and salmon, spinach, and other leafy greens are great for your skin as well
5. Sunscreen your skin!
Winter is not the time to forget the sunscreen, in fact sun reflecting off snow can be more damaging the sun reflecting off a beach in the summer, apply an SPF 15 daily, make it a habit your skin will THANK YOU!
Top Tip – wearing foundation like a BB cream (beauty balm) can help keep skin safe, most mineral BB creams contain SPF, this acts as a cushion for the skin during the winter months.