Learn how to care for your skin in the colder months and say goodbye to dryness and flaking
When the harsh winter weather sets in, our skin can become easily stressed. Biting winds and cranked up central heating can cause our complexions to crack, flake and become red, while dipping temperatures can cause major skin moisture loss and dry patches. Luckily, we’ve got some foolproof skincare tips for winter that will help you to restore your healthy glow—stat!
Opt for gentle products
Our first winter skin care tip is to avoid harsh products with strong formulas as these can further irritate skin that may already be experiencing seasonal dryness or redness, so try to use skincare products that are on the gentler side. For example, instead of using skin-stripping micellar water to remove your winter makeup, try a tri-phasic oil and water hybrid, like the Decode Makeup Remover. Containing Aloe Vera Gel, Coconut Oil, Squalene and Thermal Water, it gently removes any product residue while simultaneously soothing the skin, without leaving any stickiness. It’s particularly ideal for the cold weather as it also contains Macadamia Nut Oil, an ingredient well-known for its moisturising power.
Learn to layer
During the winter, your skincare should be worn in the same way as your clothes—layered. Start with the lightest and thinnest products, like water-based serums and essences first, before slathering on your moisturiser, and then finally finishing with an ultra-rich facial oil. Doing this will create a strong barrier for your skin, so all of your products and their lovely moisture can be sealed in. If you don’t layer your skincare, you risk your face drying out as soon it hits that cold December air. An important winter skincare tip for your books.
Keep applying your SPF
Another important skincare tip for winter is to keep using SPFs. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can skip on the sun protection. The sun’s harmful UV rays are still strong even on grey days, so if you’re skiing, snowboarding or just on a shopping trip to an outdoor Christmas market, give your complexion the best chance to stay healthy by using an SPF of at least 30 every day. And don’t forget—always apply SPF as the last step in your morning skincare routine before makeup. Click here to work out which SPF is most suitable for your skin type.
Choose makeup with skincare benefits
To maintain your glowing complexion throughout the winter season, invest in multipurpose makeup that can help you look your best from both the inside and out. For example, the Day To Night Foundation is not only a medium-to-high coverage paraben-free base that’s universally flattering, but it’s also packed with plenty of skincare benefits, too. It’s infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and an anti-wrinkle agent, which work together as a powerful skincare cocktail to leave you looking rested and glowing with radiance, even after you take your makeup off.
Now you’ve learnt how to master winter skincare with our comprehensive skincare tips for winter , there’s no reason you can’t be glowing, merry and bright all through the Christmas period and beyond. Put the tips we’ve given you into place and your skin will be soothed, hydrated and ready to take on winter.