Your skin really has a hard time in winter. The weather can dry it out and make it feel sore. So, I thought I’d share my top skin tips, which would help when looking after your skin this season.
Be Sun Smart!
We all know how rare it is to see the sun in these winter months but just because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean you’re safe from the UV rays.
UV rays are present even on the most overcast days so make sure everyday you are protecting your skin with SPF. UV exposure can cause your skin to age quicker too! Nobody wants that so use SPF when you can even if its just in your everyday moisturiser or foundation.
When should you worry about ageing skin? I get this question all the time…
Obviously preparing to prevent ageing skin is always good but the reality is, our skin is ageing from the second you are born! It’s all about what your skin is exposed to like UV rays. In your early teen years, invest in a good daily sunscreen. Like I said above, use a primer or foundation that has some SPF in for everyday.
In your 30s and 40s, it’s good to invest in antioxidant vitamins, which will help to keep damage in your skin under control. In your 50s and 60s, use skin repairing products to keep your skin in tip top condition.
So many girls ask me if they need to moisturise their skin when it’s oily, even in the winter. My answer is simple - YES. Just because your skin has excess oil doesn’t mean it has enough water or moisture.
Your skin still needs a moisturiser even if its lightweight to keep your skin refreshed and hydrated. There are oil free moisturisers that can help your skin, but be careful when using teen spot fighting products. They can be packed full of artificial colour and fragrance that can aggravate your oily skin further.
Everyone hates uneven or patchy make up, do you find your make up to be like this by lunchtime?
Your skin could be dry or dehydrated. It’s soaking up any moisture that it can find – including your make up. Be sure to hydrate and moisturise your face daily. You can also try to use a silicone base product, which will even out the moisture content in your skin.
I don’t know about you but in winter my lips suffer most. They become cracked and dry which is not only annoying when applying make up but its also very sore.
Exposure to cold weather and even central heating can cause the skin around your lips to dehyrate and retain skin cells which create that fabulous chapped look. So, too cold or too hot?! Its sounds like a loose loose situation but simple changes can prevent this. The best thing to use is an SPF based lip balm.
These classic petroleum jelly base lip balms and coloured/perfumed ones reduce natural skin oils and encourage you to lick your lips making them more dry in the overall outcome…don’t be fooled!
Make sure you're skin smart this winter, keep moisturised and hydrated as much as possible. Create a routine every morning and night which incorpates cleansing and moisterising. I promise you, your skin will thank you for it!