Winter Is Coming : 8 Tips To Protect Your Dry Skin
30 Nov 2016
With a sudden drop in temperatures forecast for this weekend, it looks like winter is finally coming! Here are our tips for preventing the weatherbeaten, wind battered winter look:-
Switch up your skincare
Your skin type may change in cooler weather. Don’t be surprised if your normally oily skin begins to feel drier than usual. If you find your skin absorbing everything you throw at it and still wanting more, switch up to a richer moisturiser or face and body oil for faster penetration. Reapply your moisturiser as often as necessary.
If your skin feels tight after cleansing it’s trying to tell you that you’re stripping it of natural oils! A cream cleanser gently removes the build-up of daily dirt and grime that accumulates in your skin’s pores. If you prefer soap, use only mild, fragrance free soaps to prevent that just washed tightness.
Remember your hand care basics
At the risk of repeating ourselves, your hands (and neck) are the first places to show the signs of ageing. The thin skin on the backs of your hands is susceptible to dehydration and as many of you will know, chapped hands are often painful. Use a rich hand cream every day and wear gloves in cold weather and when doing the washing up to protect your hands from potentially irritating effects of household detergents. Our award winning sunflower cream pumps are perfect for an instant on the go moisture boost.
Pay lip service
Lips needs TLC too. Invest in a lip balm to prevent dryness, cracking and soreness in freezing weather. While outdoors, try wearing a scarf that covers the bottom half of your face for extra protection.
Learn the new bathing rules
By that we mean forget the long, hot shower! As comforting as it may be after a freezing winter day, hot water strips your skin of its natural oils. Aim for a maximum of ten minutes in tepid water and lock-in moisture by applying a luxurious skin reviving body butter while your skin is still damp. Our body butter contains a hydrating blend of shea and cocoa butter, perfect for rejuvenating dry skin (and it smells great too!)
Wrap up and wear your SPF
Protect your skin from the ravaging effects of wind, rain, hail and snow with suitable clothing, moisturisers and a daily SPF. Yes, even in cold weather and deprived of daylight hours, UV rays still penetrate. If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes or a ski resort, you’ll need a stronger sunscreen.
Soothe your itchy skin
If you suffer from dry, itchy skin such as eczema or contact dermatitis it’s likely to get worse during the winter months. Resist the urge to scratch as this will only make your symptoms worse and prolong the soreness. Apply a cold compress and apply skincare which is suitable for use on skin prone to eczema to alleviate your symptoms.
Protect your skin from central heating
You may find your skin becomes more sensitive and dehydrated after the heating goes on. Central heating is bad for your dry skin. Learn more about how to protect your skin from its dehydrating effects with our 5 tips.
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