We have selected a collection of serums, moisturisers and masks to keep your skin nourished and glowing this winter
Hot chocolate, chunky knits, finally being able to bust out your favourite boots to see the light of day for another season… winter sure has its perks! But it can also leave your skin dry, dull, and more temperamental than a 2-year-old in tantrum mode.
With the right care, you can keep your complexion happy and healthy in the harsh winter weather.
How does winter affect the skin?
Cold weather and chilly winds can suck the moisture right out of your skin, leaving you with dry patches and flakes.
You’d think once you retreat into your home, office, local shopping centre or café, you’d be safe, right? Wrong.
Air-conditioning plays a huge part in the dry-winter-skin epidemic. It robs the air of its moisture, resulting in tight, dry and dull skin, chapped lips, and those oh-so-attractive scaly lizard legs. So while you’re living it up in shorts and a singlet in the warmth of your air con, take a moment to consider the effect it’s having on your skin and how you can avoid the lizard look this winter.
How to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter
Whether you plan to hibernate with Netflix or take every opportunity to showcase your Pinterest-worthy winter wardrobe, your skin will need a little extra TLC during the cooler months.
Moisturise Twice a Day
Moisturising is one of the most important steps in every skincare regime, and this goes double in winter. Make sure you’re putting the moisture back in your skin by applying moisturiser to your face, hands and body twice a day.
Use a Good Lip Balm
That strawberry lip gloss may taste delicious, but if it doesn’t hydrate your lips, it’s time to swap it for a hardworking lip balm. Look for a lip balm that contains moisturising ingredients such as lanolin, jojoba oil, and shea butter to keep lips hydrated and soft. Extra brownie points for lip balms containing SPF!
Don’t Forget Your Sun Protection
Just because you can’t feel the heat of the sun, doesn’t mean it’s not causing damage to your skin. Sun protection is a must for every season, whether you opt for a moisturiser that contains SPF or you apply sunscreen every day.
Add Moisture to the Air with a Humidifier
With air-conditioning greedily sucking the moisture out of the air, it’s worth investing in a humidifier to stop your home from becoming drier than Daria’s sense of humour. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, helping to prevent your skin from becoming parched. They can evenhelp you avoid catching a cold or flu.
Our Favourite Skincare Products for Winter
Treat your skin right this winter with quality skincare products formulated to keep your skin looking its best during the colder months. These are our top picks for beautiful, healthy skin this winter:
Aspect Hydrating Serum– Replenishes moisture levels and prevents further moisture loss, ideal for dry winter days.