If you have dry skin then maintaining your skin barrier is always important, but during the winter this becomes essential and even more challenging. The goal is to incorporate hydrating ingredients whilst not overloading your skin with heavy products which could then irritate it and cause it to break out.
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Your skincare routine in the winter should include:
Your first cleanser should remove any build-up and sunscreen from the day but look for one which also soothes any inflammation that may have been caused by the cold weather. Follow this with a cream cleanser which will gently cleanse your skin without irritating it as your face may be feeling more sensitive than normal.
02: Cleansing Tool
If your skin is looking duller than normal try incorporating a cleansing cloth to remove your cleanser as this will gently buff your skin.
Dry skin will stay flakey without light exfoliation to remove the dead skin cells. Incorporate a gentle scrub to help brighten your complexion. Look for one which also incorporates hydrating ingredients so your skin is left soft afterwards.
A hydrating mist or toner will help lay the foundations for a skincare routine built around hydration and nourishment. Mists can also be used during the day to provide relief if needed from dry office spaces or cold winds.
05: Treatment & Serum
During the winter if you suffer from particularly dry skin try decreasing your retinol usage as this can cause your skin to look dryer as it promotes cell turnover. Instead focus on soothing and hydration looking for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or niacinamide.
Fatty acids will help to restore and then maintain your skin barrier which will in turn help to plump your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.Browse All
07: Eye Cream
Use a soothing eye cream to help nourish your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines that may appear in one of the driest areas of your face.Browse All
08: Facial Oil
Plant oils can contain essential fatty acids and vitamins that will give an extra boost of nourishment to skin that is feeling tight and uncomfortable because of the climate.
09: Face Masks
An overnight hydrating mask will have you waking up with your skin looking like you’ve visited the spa which will help set your skin up for a day spent fighting against the dry climate.
010: Lip Care
Your lips are the only part of your face that don’t produce oil so in winter chapped lips are incredibly common. Introduce a lip balm that doesn’t just make your lips feel soft on the surface but hydrates them.
UV actively dries out your skin so even in winter it is an essential part of a dry skincare routine.