5 Skincare Tips for Surviving Winter
Last week I woke up to dry lips – a sure sign for me that colder weather had hit. It may officially be autumn, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking about my winter skincare routine. Winter can be tough on all of us. The combination of lack of sunlight, harsh wind & rain, and cold weather is not ideal. It’s fair to say that we all suffer a little at this time of year. As someone with sensitive skin, I’m always cautious about taking extra care. I thought I’d share my 5 skincare tips for surviving winter with you all.
1. Moisturise like there’s no tomorrow
This is pretty much a given. But did you think about changing up your daily moisturiser? It can be tempting to use up the last of your light summer product, but winter calls for something with a bit more oomf.
2. Turn down the heating?
Well yes and no. Central heating is pretty much a necessity in the UK during Winter. But it’s pretty dehydrating on your skin. this change can contribute to drying out your skin. If you can set a timer or specific temp, try to stick to this.
3. Don’t forget to exfoliate
If your skin is dry, it may seem like exfoliating is a no-go but that isn’t the case. Exfoliating is still very important during the winter months, just try not to over do it. Stick to once a week, and use a gentle, daily exfoliator in-between.
4. Look after your hands and lips
Cold weather, harsh winds… it can all contribute towards dry skin, and your hands and lips are no different. They can often be overlooked but they should still be a part of your skincare routine. Basically just moisturise the hell out of your body this winter!
5. You still need to wear sunscreen!
A lot of people don’t realise that you still need to wear sunscreen in winter. Just because the sun may have disappeared, doesn’t mean it’s harmful UV rays have. Sunscreen is a must all-year-round!
Product recommendations: Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF50+
Check out more of my skincare saviours and tips here.