We get it, winter is the absolute worst. It’s rainy, cold, and wreaks havoc with your skin. While there’s not much you can do about stopping the rain and cold this winter, there is something you can do to treat winter weary skin. Try these 5 easy tricks and tips for soothing dry skin to take your skin from ‘ouch’ to ‘wow’ this chilly season.
If your skin is feeling dry and tight it might be time to ditch your favourite gel cleanser for a more gentle milk cleanser instead. The skin on your face can become especially dry and sensitive during the winter months and gel cleansers can result in further dehydration. Switch to a soothing cleansing milk or cream to help add and retain moisture in the skin instead of stripping it away.
Scrub a dub dub
Yes indeed, exfoliating in winter is the key to beautifully hydrated skin. Using a gentle exfoliator to remove the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin makes way for all the goodness from your moisteriser to work its magic and help restore your skin’s natural protective barrier.
Your skin needs even more hydration in winter so make sure you slather on extremely hydrating serums and creams for your skin to drink up all that goodness, Try introducing an ultra-nourishing night cream into your evening skin routine and you’ll wake up with supple and healthy skin in the morning.
Put on a mask
Not just for balls and princesses, masks should be your best friend in winter. A good-quality hydrating face mask will help to boost dull winter skin and leave you feeling like a million bucks. Choose a mask with good active ingredients and make time to treat yourself with a mask two to three times a week.
Don’t forget the rest of your body!
Even though the skin on your face gets the most exposure to the winter chill, your skin is your largest organ and should be kept in tip-top condition. Try brushing your skin with a dry brush daily to exfoliate, promote lymphatic system function, and increase circulation and then slather on a thick, moisturising body butter or dry oil to lock in moisture.