How to hydrate your winter skin
Author: Danielle Cauchi Date Posted: 3 August 2018
Brace yourself, winter is well and truly upon us. And it’s only a matter of time before our lips will be riddled with windburn and we’ll start to fear our reptilian transition as we gaze upon our scaly lizard-like hands.
Keeping on top of our skin in winter is a tedious task but it can be done!
Here are six simple ways to beat the tight, dry, flaky skin that winter loves to bless us with each year!
#1 Switch up your cleanser
Whilst glycolic and salicylic acid are excellent ingredients for obliterating excess oil in the hot Australian summer, they’re only going to encourage your skin to dry out faster in the chilly season.
Choose a cleanser that contains moisturising ingredients such as natural oils and Vitamin E.
If your skin is really unsettled, ingredients like lavender, chamomile and jojoba will help to sooth any itchiness and irritation caused by dryness.
The Sukin Cream Cleanser With Rose Hip Oil is rich in nutrients and natural oils Rose Hip, Borage and Evening Primrose that help to promote hydration.
#2 Keep things natural
Our skin is much more sensitive in winter, so avoiding irritants and allergens is crucial this time of year.
#3 Moisturiser is simply a must
The cold weather and low humidity levels create dry air, which snatches away our skin’s moisture. Unfortunately, indoor heating and hot showers make matters worse.
This is why moisturising, particularly after face washes and steamy showers, is extremely important in winter.
#4 Body oils and body lotions
Keep your skin hydrated and happy with a good body oil or lotion.
Be sure to apply a generous amount of product after hot showers and concentrate on areas where the skin is thinner and noticeably dryer like your elbows, knees, feet and hands.
If you’re having trouble deciding between an oil or a lotion, the Garnier Mythic Olive Nourisher Ultimate Blends Body Lotion and Oil includes both, keeping the skin smooth and supple with the help of extra virgin olive oil.
#5 Don’t neglect your hands
Our hands tend to need a little extra care this time of year.
If you’re not someone who wears gloves regularly (Sorry MJ), try a nourishing hand cream.
The Argan Oil Hand & Nail Cream combines the nourishing properties of argan oil and shea butter to improve the texture of dry hands.
#6 Lap up the lip balm
We know how much fun a deep auburn lip can be in winter, but windburn? Not a good look.
Even if it goes against your #aesthetic, try and incorporate more lip balm into your winter beauty get-ups. Your bold lip looks will end up looking so much better – believe me!
With these six simple steps, you’ll be sure to win the glam game this winter!