With the chills of the holiday season closing in and preparations in top gear, transitioning to a winter friendly skincare routine should be at the top of your mind. The harsh weather conditions that come with the season can strip your skin of its natural oils leaving it dry, itchy and irritated.
So if you are wondering how to boost your skincare this winter, here are some helpful tips you may find very useful –
How can I improve my skin in Winter?
When it’s comes to maintaining or improving your skin in the winter, key focus should be on boosting your skin’s moisture level while protecting it.
Here are 5 ways you can achieve this;
1. Switch up your cleansing game
If you would normally use exfoliating cleansers, it’s time to switch to a gentle one. This would help ensure that skin is thoroughly cleansed without stripping it of its natural moisture.
Also, you would have to cut back on the frequency with which you cleanse. For instance, save your cleanser for night and cleanse your face with a splash of water in the day. An oil based cleanser is a suitable option.
2. Use a thicker moisturiser
Since the goal this season is to lock in as much moisture as you can, using a heavier moisturiser that contains humectants like glycerin and emollients can help achieve this.
So if you’ve been using a lotion based moisturiser, you might want to switch to a cream based moisturiser.
3. Incorporate a hydrating serum to your routine
Serums are essential this season more than ever before. This is because the chill winds that come with the cold weather typically drys up your face. For this reason, incorporating an hylarounic acid serum into your routine would help draw in moisture and boost skin hydration. Ensure your skin is moist before applying the serum.
4. Use your sunscreen religiously
The biggest disservice you can do to your skin is skipping sunscreen in the winter. Don’t let the cooler weather deceive you, the UV rays are just as active during winter and can penetrate the skins dermal layers to cause sun damage.
So whatever the occasion is, keep your SPF handy. Alway use a broad spectrum SPF that is rated 30 or above.
5. Opt for a mild exfoliant
While it’s alright to cut back on over-exfoliation, you shouldn’t do away with exfoliating totally. The last thing you want is for the dead skin cells to accumulate on your skin as this would impede the effectiveness of other skincare products and leave your face looking dull.
Therefore, a mild exfoliant is a suitable choice for removing dead and dry cells, and allowing other products to better absorb into your skin.
Your skin health is predicted on a lot of external factors including the weather conditions. Therefore, you need to be proactive in transitioning to a skincare regimen that works for your skin type and protects it from the harsh weather conditions. Don’t forget to stay hydrated to stay moisturised.
What do you think of these skincare tips?