Whilst there a multiple gifts that winter blesses us with ;from cold mornings to biting wind chills,I have to admit my favourite would have to be winters cruel way of sucking all hydration from us,thus leaving us with dry, stretchy skin. One day you’re enjoying a nice, mild fall day and the next day you’re dealing with wind chills that look more like shoe sizes than temperatures. There’s just something about the biting wind chills and snowflakes hitting your face that seems so much more romantic in the movies, because in real life, it’s just plain painful. So here are a few tips to make sure the only flakes you see falling this season are from the sky- not your cheeks.
1.Change up your cleanser – Swap out that super harsh foaming cleanser for a more gentle gel cleanser that’s not going to strip your skin completely but leave it feeling soft and moisturised. Try using a cleanser with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin feeling extra hydrated.
2. Exfoliate – Scrub your skin good at least twice a week, if you have sensitive skin then once a week. But get that dead skin off your face. Exfoliation is key for any beauty regimen to clean those pores, scrub of dead skin and to get that glow.
3. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – The one thing people always get wrong is that too much moisturiser can make you oily thus leading to more breakouts. But it works the other way,if your skin lacks moisture it will create excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Moisturiser helps to retain moisture, you can even try to use an oil on your skin instead. Like tea tree oil or jojoba oil.
4. Water – Pure and crystal water might just be your skins saviour, now don’t be selfish with the water you’re not only quenching your thirst but your skin’s thirst too. Keeping the skin hydrated is key to keeping away those dry and flaky patches!
5. Supplements – Often dry skin can be helped by taking supplements, your body may not have enough oil through your diet so taking supplements with omega 3 acids in them like fish pills is key.
6. Honey – Honey is a humectant by nature that draws moisture into the skin from the environment. It forms a protective layer on the skin surface to retain the moisture in the skin. Create a face mask using honey mixed with lemon or yoghurt and your good to go. You can even try a honey sugar scrub.