How To Switch Up Your Skincare Routine For Winter

How To Switch Up Your Skincare Routine For Winter

While an annual coat and boot haul is one thing, it’s not just your wardrobe that deserves a refresh come autumn – your bathroom line-up needs one, too. Colder weather can wreak havoc on the skin, with redness, dehydration and dry patches all common ailments come winter. Make these simple switches to your routine to guarantee glowing skin in the gloomier months.

Choose A Richer Cleanser  

The combination of harsh weather and dehydrating central heating, as well as the constant movement between the two, increases skin sensitivity. Gentle yet nourishing products are your best friend, and that starts with an effective cleanser. Foaming cleansers strip the skin so instead, look for a richer cream. 

Gently Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a necessity to avoid winter-induced dullness or flaky areas. Forget harsh scrubs that will inevitably cause irritation and instead opt for a kinder liquid exfoliator. Swipe over skin post-cleanse to banish dead skin cells and improve the absorption of your subsequent products.

Amp Up The Hydration

Much like your winter wardrobe, nailing winter skincare is a lot about layering. When the temperature drops, finishing your morning and evening routine with a rich moisturiser is key. Completing the holy trinity of beauty after cleansing and exfoliating, this will lock in moisture and keep skin looking plumped and glowing.

Make Time For A Mask

To ensure maximum moisture and combat the dreaded drying weather, treat skin to a weekly hydrating mask. Look for formulas packed with hyaluronic acid that will boost moisture levels and leave skin soft and smooth.

Don’t forget SPF

Despite the deceiving grey clouds, SPF is still crucial in the winter months. The cornerstone of any anti-ageing regime, make sure you’re wearing an SPF 30 or above on a daily basis. Luckily, thanks to advancements in SPF technology this needn’t mean risking a chalky finish or congested pores.

Keep your glow going

Guarantee glowing skin all winter long by adding a subtle self-tan to your skincare arsenal. The new crop of formulas offers that subtler, more natural-looking radiance we all crave - think more ‘weekend in the Mediterranean’ than ‘fortnight in the Caribbean’.

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