When the weather is behaving erratically, you need to update your skincare routine
THE BEAST IS ON ITS WAY! We've our fingers crossed for a snow day and we're dreaming of Hygge filled days and hoping that it will be nice snowy weather and not the Snowmaggedon some forecasters presume it will be. No matter what, though, 'twill be cold - very cold - and we know what that means. (Just in case you didn't, it means a tough time for your skin.)
The harsh conditions of winter can cause havoc with our skin. Skin doesn't like change, and when we are sitting in a centrally heated work place or house all day and are then faced with the harsh elements of extreme cold when venturing outside, the skin needs extra support to keep it happy and healthy.
These tips will help protect your skin against The Beast - and will keep it happy and healthy for the rest of the cold weather spell, too.
The skin can only absorb moisture when it is rid of dead skin. The older we get, the more we need to aid the skin rejuvenation process and exfoliating will help us do this. During the winter, it's best to exfoliate the skin twice a week to ensure your skin can absorb the moisture it needs.
It's important to have a protective layer on your skin, and even though in winter we don't have much sun, there are still extremely damaging UVA and UVB rays that we can't see. Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd went into the nitty-gritty on this issue earlier today. Read her thorough words of wisdom here.
Although all we want to do in winter is defrost in a hot shower, we know that the skin hates extreme conditions. Coming in from a freezing cold day and bathing in a very hot bath or shower can leave the skin dry, itchy and flaky. And as hot water can strip the skin from its protective oils, it's best to bathe in tepid water to keep the skin happy and calm.
Have you got any top tips for winter perfect skin? We'd love to hear them.