Cold weather can really wreak havoc where skin and complexion are concerned. Biting breezes combined with stuffy central heating can see even the most glowing skin become dry and outbreak prone. However, there are certain steps you can take to protect your complexion from these winter skin woes. Try making these small changes to your beauty regime and see if you can see the difference.
Hand cream is key
Protecting your hands against the freezing temperatures is vital. The delicate skin is often left to fend for itself so ensure you invest in a good hand cream to replenish any moisture that may be lost when heading outdoors. Applying morning and night is great but it’s best if you keep your hand cream with you wherever you go. Why not invest in a new Gucci bag to ensure your hand cream is transported in style?
Good skin starts within
It’s all well and good applying cream after cream to protect your complexion but that won’t go far if you’re not feeding your skin well needed nutrients from the inside. The key to eating for good skin in winter is to consume produce that’s in season. Cranberries, blueberries, pumpkin, pomegranate and squash will all help replenish the skin with antioxidants and prevent it from dulling during the cold weather season.
Don’t over exfoliate
Your skin is at its driest over the winter months so be careful not to over exfoliate. The bitter temperatures can break down your skin’s essential barriers meaning buffing away those dead skin cells can do more damage than good. As a rule, reduce your routine exfoliations to once a week. That should be enough to boost skin regeneration without compromising your complexion.
Exercise is essential
One of the best ways to keep your skin glowing through winter is to participate in regular exercise. It can feel like a struggle to throw on your gym clothes and venture outdoors, but it will do wonders for your skin. Exercising causes you to sweat which helps keep your skin clean by flushing out toxins and other nasties. It also boosts circulation and keeps internal organs functioning properly.
Go au natural
There’s nothing quite like a good face mask for giving your skin that well needed moisture injection. So, this winter, why not give making your own ago? Using all-natural ingredients in your face masks is a blessing for your skin. Go to ingredients include honey, avocado oil and aloe vera which are all wonderful for balancing skin tone, reading break outs and bringing out your inner glow.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Feeling the sun on your skin may feel like a treat but don’t forget those rays can be equally damaging in winter as they are in the summer time. Remember to use an SPF when you’re heading outdoors. Pick a moisturiser containing sunscreen that also replenishes skin with those vital vitamins and you’ll keep that summer glow all year round.