Your cami tops and mini shorts aren't the only thing you should be leaving behind. As winter approaches, those lightweight gel moisturisers and mattifying primers just wouldn't cut it anymore! One of the biggest skin issues many people experience during winter is dryness. Not really a surprise here, as the weather transitions and the heater comes to play, you'll find your skin easily dehydrated, dull or dry.
To make sure you keep that glow you've been sporting all summer long, here are some tips on how to transition and change your routine for winter:
1. Layer, layer, layer
During the cold months, your skin is typically much thirstier. This is why you should be switching to heavier moisturisers, face oils, or pack on the hydrating serums. We love mixing our moisturiser with the Aromatica Organic Rose Hip Oil. This 100% cold-pressed rose hip oil does not only deeply hydrate, but also fight free radicals for more even-toned and radiant skin.
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2. Mask and mist
Winter calls for more frequent masking sessions! Instead of the soothing or hydrating masks you've been using all summer, we recommend something more moisturising like the Innisfree Jeju Orchid Enriched Cream Mask. For best results (and maximum glow!), try masking at least twice a week.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you; your skin can actually become duller-looking during winter. To combat this, exfoliate about once or twice a week with a gentle acid exfoliator. We recommend the By Wishtrend Acid-Duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser, which will decongest, exfoliate and clear out any impurities for clearer skin.
4. Skip the acne medication
The typical acne medications with salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide treat pimples by drying them out, which inevitably can lead to uncomfortable peeling, flaking or itching. Not necessarily what we need for the drier winter months! We recommend using something less harsh on the skin, but still effective, like the Some By Mi 30 Days Miracle Tea Tree Clear Spot Oil.
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5. Don't forget about your lips
Other than layering on your lip balm, we also recommend exfoliating your lips at least once a week. We are currently loving the Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Mask, which deeply hydrates your lips with avocado and sweet almond oils, while also smoothing out any gross dead skin cells.
What are your best winter skin care tips? Share them below!