The days might be getting colder and shorter, but winter definitely isn’t the time to start neglecting your skin. With just a few simple steps, you can keep your glow all year round, even when the weather outside is less than perfect. Check out the secrets to beautiful winter skin below and get your glow on!
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
It’s pretty common for your skin to become dry in winter, but there’s one easy way to tackle this problem – moisturiser. Using a good quality moisturiser that’s suited to your skin type can keep your skin hydrated and looking its glowy best. Keep an eye out for customised skin care regimes that’ll cater to your skin’s specific needs – they’ll take the mystery out of looking after your skin. Look for richer formulas that’ll work hard to keep your skin at its best despite the gloomy weather outside. For ultimate hydration, apply your moisturiser just after you hop out of the shower. Steam and warm water opens your pores, allowing your moisturiser to work its magic. Don’t forget to moisturise the rest of your body too! A rich body creme will help to keep the rest of your skin thoroughly nourished throughout the cooler months.
Lay the perfect foundation
Before you apply your makeup for the day, ensure that you’ve applied a good primer. It’s a quick step that’ll take you just a few seconds, but you’ll definitely notice a difference in your foundation application and its wear throughout the day. Primer is another layer of hydration that helps to combat dry skin and the unwanted caking that it can cause when applying your makeup.
Switch up your makeup bag
You might have a collection of makeup products that look amazing on your skin in the warmer months, but sometimes you need to switch things up to get the glow you’re after in winter. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to avoid powders where possible and go for dewier formulations. Both powders and matte formulations tend to stick to dry skin, which can stop you from getting that perfect glow.
Take some extra care
Winter is one of the best times to show yourself a little extra self love and enjoy some TLC. Treat yourself by adding a few special products into your regular routine. If your skin is in need of some extra moisture, a night serum is the perfect solution. Luxurious feeling and great for your skin, it’s an extra step in your routine that can do wonders.
Add some of summer staples into the mix
Although there are a few steps in your summer skincare routine that might not suit the cooler months, there are a few that you definitely shouldn’t forget about: hydration and sun protection. Ensure that you’re drinking enough water throughout the day, even when it’s cold outside. Staying hydrated is key to keeping your skin looking full, plump and its very best. It’s probably the last thing on your mind when it’s grey and rainy outside, but SPF is also very important. The sun might be hiding behind the clouds, but that doesn’t stop harmful UV rays from reaching your skin. Go for a tinted moisturiser or primer with good SPF protection to stop those harmful rays in their tracks.