With all the good things that winter brings, it also brings along a few unwanted things. Chapped lips, dry skin, acne, and other skin conditions. To combat and prevent these from occurring, you must establish a good skincare routine or at least build the habit of regularly looking after your skin.
There are many common mistakes that most people make when it comes to taking care of their skin in the winter season and we are here to help you cuties out with everything that you should actually be doing. In short - A comprehensive winter skincare guide!
How to Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter?
Below we’ve listed down all the things that entail good skincare habits to follow. Use them as a checklist and prioritize the ones that are most relevant to your daily lifestyle.
Sunscreen in Winter?
Yes, you do need sunscreen in the winter as well. This is a very common mistake that people make. Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean the harmful UV rays from the sun aren’t able to reach you. If you’re exposed to the sun regularly, go out or even stay indoors, then sunscreen is a must.
We recommend picking the right sunscreen for your skin type that UV protects, nourishes while also fight signs of ageing.
Well, cuties, if you want that soft and supple lips, then lip balms are a must especially with the cold winter air that strips away your lips of their moisture. You definitely don’t want to be going around with flaky chapped lips. Make sure you always carry a lip balm with you wherever you go.
Check out our yummy vegan lip balms which will help you retain the moisture of your lips and safeguard them from harsh winter conditions.
Face Oil for Moisturization
Sometimes, using just a moisturizer may not be enough. Your skin needs an extra boost during the winter season. Face oils are thicker in nature and have a higher viscosity. This allows for better moisture retention.
The Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Glow-Restore Face Oils Blend can help you do just that. With 10 natural oils, this blend will help restore your natural glow and keep your face moisturized even in cold dry conditions.
Even if you’re not sweating much or being exposed to too much pollution, minute dirt particles will still settle onto your face. So yes, exfoliation in the winter is necessary. And since skin dries up quite a lot in this season, when you wash your face, make sure you use a cleanser and face wash that are gentle. A strong formulation might cause more damage than good.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The name might sound like it’s some weird chemical picked up from the chemistry lab, but to keep it simple, it’s basically a magic serum to keep your skin soft, supple & hydrated.
2% Hyaluronic Acid in a molecular weight ratio of 65:35 (low:high), gives your skin the right balance of deep action and surface hydration. This means that in winter it will not only nourishes the outer layer of the skin but goes deep within to hydrate from the inside.
Other Tips That Are Just as Important
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Eat vegetables rich in water content such as cucumber and celery. To give your skin a dose of antioxidants like beta-carotene, munch on orange and yellow veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and pumpkin.
- Refrain from using chemical soaps.
- Avoid extremely hot water baths as it strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving it very dry. Use lukewarm water instead.