The cold weather in winter can wreak havoc with your skin, making it dry, flaky, and uneven. This can then cause problems when wearing makeup as well as being uncomfortable and not very nice to look at. Here’s some top tips for caring for your skin in the winter months to help you hang on to that baby soft complexion into spring:
Usually, lips are the first part of our face that the winter weather tends to affect and dry out. Be sure to exfoliate your lips each night to get rid of all the dead skin which gathers there, you can do this either by using a gentle lip scrub or by using your toothbrush in circular motions to gently remove the dead skin. After exfoliating, apply a rich and nourishing overnight lip balm to soak in and moisturise the lips as you sleep. Be sure to apply a lip balm throughout the day to protect your lips from the cold weather when out and about.
Flaky skin is a winter nightmare and something that’s difficult to control thanks to the rapid changes in temperature that we experience in the cold weather. Central heating doesn’t help as it contributes to drying our skin out, too. The best way to combat dry skin is by using intensive moisturising creams. A daytime day moisturiser and a separate richer night moisturising cream required. For skin that’s super flaky and really sensitive as a result, some over the counter hydrocortisone cream from the chemists can be on the only thing that really soothes it without stinging.
Uneven Skin Tone
The skin on your cheeks can be susceptible to the cold weather and can easily get damaged by the harsh winds and cold spells, causing your skin tone to be blotchy and uneven. Red patches are usually formed when a loss of hydration causes tiny cracks to form in the skin leading to unwanted areas of inflammation. Exfoliating isn’t recommended and some types of exfoliator can be quite abrasive and further irritate the skin, rather than help to sooth it. Looking out for products that are facial balms rather than just moisturises can help as these soak deeper down through several layers of the skin, repairing the below surface damage that standard moisturisers can’t reach.
By following these tips to beat the blustery months, you’ll be able to keep skin successfully hydrated and soothed.