So the weather has started to get a lot colder in the last few weeks and it’s already started causing havoc on my skin!
In the winter time my skin gets extremely dry. The cold air from outside mixed with the warm dry heating makes my skin dry and irritated and it needs extra love and attention.
1. Invest In A Humidifier
I bought a humidifier a few years ago and it’ll make an appearance every winter. I feel like it doesn’t make a big difference but with all the other steps I feel like it does help. It helps maximise the moisture in the room and therefore prevent my skin from drying out as much.
2. Drink Plenty of Water and Omega 3
When the skin needs extra hydration then drinking water really helps. A food that helps is Omega 3 which can be found in fish.
3. Moisturise Regularly
I moisturise 3 times a day. Once in the morning which is usually just before I apply my makeup. I tend to use the E45 moisturiser. I feel like it has a thick but not greasy consistency and works well on my skin. I used to have extremely dry skin before I started using this cream. So it definitely does work. Once I remove my makeup I always finish off with a moisturiser I tend to use a bit of a light moisturiser like the Kiehls ultra moisturising cream. Then just before I go to sleep I will moisturise again using the Clinique moisture surge cream.
Your hands will also be more likely to get dry during the cold days so make sure you use a good moisturiser. I use … and I moisturise a few time a day.
4. Cut Down On How Much You Cleanse Your Face
Now you don’t need to cut down on how much you cleanse your face and can instead opt for a gentle cleanser, such as Kiehls ultra moisturiser, which won’t dry your skin out as much. However, I already use a gentle cleaner so decided to cut down on how much I cleanser my face. It has worked well for me.
5. Opt For A Gentle Soap
If you use a soap opt for a gentle soap so it doesn’t strip the skin on it’s natural oils and cause dry skin. I like to use the Dove Beauty Cream Bar. It has a lovely scent and doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils.
6. Lessen Shower Time
I usually have short showers but in the winter I’m always tempted to stay in a bit longer, but your skin will be much better-served with 5/10 minutes in lukewarm water.
7. Lower Your Thermostat:
The first thing we all will do when it gets colder is out the heating on high. The central heat can make the air dry. Try setting the heating to a comfortable setting where it isn’t too high.
I hope you find these tips helpful.