Prepare for the chill with a winter-ready skincare routine.

As winter approaches, it is time for comfort food, hot chocolate and snuggling up with cosy blankets. But, as the temperature drops the air becomes dry and our skin starts facing problems like dryness, itching, dullness, and sensitivity. Winter conditions can damage the skin’s natural barrier and lead to dry and flaky skin.

A change in your skincare routine is important to keep your skin healthy and nourished.

Winter particularly presents unique challenges for your skin due to the temperatures dropping, the air becoming dry and using indoor heating, which can wreak havoc on your skin.

Here are some skincare tips to keep you glowing throughout the winter months.

Don’t forget the sunscreen! Many people think that sunscreen is only necessary during the summer months when the sun is strong, and the weather is hot. UV rays does not hibernate!

Just because it is cold outside, doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen, the sun’s harmful UV rays can still penetrate your skin, even on cloudy winter days. Make sure wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, every day. Apply it at least 30 minutes before going out and reapply it every two hours. This is help protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.

Skip the scrubbing, over-exfoliation can damage sensitive winter skin. Scrubbing the skin too often or using harsh exfoliants can lead dryness, redness and even breakout instead of exfoliating every day, limit it to once or twice a week.

Care for hands, cherish feet. Your hands and feet are often neglected when it comes to skincare, but they can be particularly vulnerable during winter months. Moisturising after you have washed your hands and wearing. Winter skincare is challenging, but with the right approach, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and radiant.

Choose natural. Using harsh skincare products, containing alcohol or fragrances can be particularly damaging for your skin during winter. Stripping your skin and leaving it dry and irritated, opt for fragrance-free products designed for sensitive skin. Aloe vera, shea butter or jojoba oil is your skin’s best friend

Winter skincare can be challenging, but with the right approach, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated and radiant.

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