Winters are amazing. Snow, hot chocolate, new year etc. But as seasons begin to change, you may start to notice the difference your skin goes through. As soon as the first chill air on the skin hits, your skin might start to look a little dehydrated. It is common to switch out our wardrobe when the weather begins to turn, but why don’t we switch out our skin care too? Your skin needs the extra little protection too! Here are some tips to give your skin the ‘clothing’ it needs.
• SWITCH OUT YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
One of the easiest things to switch up in your skincare routine in the winter is your moisturizer. It is normal and common to favor a light, oil free moisturizer in the summer but as soon as autumn rolls around your skin can use a little bit of extra TLC. This usually comes in the form of oil. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, using an oil on your skin might seem somewhat counterintuitive but fear not, some oils such as jojoba oil and rose oil work wonders at calming blemishes and can actually make your skin less oily. Oils are great at preventing water loss from the skin meaning that the skin stays looking plump and glowing even when that winter chill kicks in.
• USE A HUMIDIFIER
Now, we know this next tip may seem a bit out of the ordinary but trust us, it works. When you are constantly going in and out of the cold it wreaks havoc on your skin. Think breakouts and sensitive, red, inflamed skin. What a humidifier does is add moisture to the air and with this prevents dryness and irritation. Humidifiers are particularly effective for treating dry skin, soothing rosacea and also help to ward off common cold and flu symptoms.
• HYALURONIC ACID
The reason of why to use this baby in the winter is because it has the ability to hold up ten times its weight in water. That means that it is great at retaining water in the skin cells and stops water loss from the skin throughout the day. The result? Dewy, plump, youthful looking skin. Hyaluronic acid is especially brilliant for those of you who suffer from dehydrated skin or are starting to notice fine lines as it helps to plump and smooth.
• FACIAL MASKS
In the winters you have to be extra careful using a facial mask because of the fact that your skin is dryer than normal.
If you want to use a facial mask, let your skin acclimate at least one whole hour you’ve come from outside before applying your mask and vice versa, apply a mask at least one hour before leaving your house.