Freezing temperatures, wind, rain, snow – the extreme winter weather can play havoc on your complexion. Protect your skin against the cold weather damage and harsh central heating by adapting your usual skincare regime to fight against the effects of winter. Here are our top five tips for banishing the effects of the cold to keep your skin glowing this winter.
1.Protect Your Skin
Adapt your beauty regime to protect your skin against the cold winter weather. Always moisturise before you leave the house and as a part of your bedtime routine, using a product that’s specific to hydrating your skin.
Add new products to your usual “cleanse, tone and moisturise” routine for the winter. For example, cleanser is particularly drying on the skin so find a hydration-boosting product to use in the winter months. Look at the range of skincare products from Capital Hair and Beauty to find the ones that best suits your skin type.
You need to exfoliate all year round to maintain your bright, youthful-looking skin. Swap your gritty, abrasive scrubs for a gentle, hydrating exfoliator during the winter.
Exfoliating will help you get rid of those dead skin cells and reduce winter dryness and irritation. Use an exfoliator to improve the texture and tone of your skin and minimise breakouts this winter.
3.Avoid Extreme Temperatures
Although a hot bath is a relaxing and comforting addition to a dark and cold winter day, it may not be the best way to look after your skin. Avoid subjecting your skin to extreme hot and cold temperatures as this can increase dry skin in the winter. Instead, shower and bathe in warm water to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
4.Wrap Up Warm
Scarves and gloves not only keep you cosy but they protect your skin against the winter elements. The skin on your hands has less oil glands than other parts of your body, so it’s harder to keep them moist in the cold, dry weather. Make sure they’re covered when you’re outdoors and try to avoid any buying gloves in a material that might irritate your skin. When indoors, use hand creams regularly to keep your hands moisturised.
Resist the temptation to drink only hot drinks such as tea and coffee – make sure you have plenty of water. Staying healthy and hydrated is a key factor in keeping your radiant complexion throughout the colder months.
Banish dry, blotchy skin this winter. Use our top five tips to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy and glowing, even against the harsh winter elements.