Winter is no longer approaching, it has pretty much arrived. But what does winter mean for your skin? What starts as manageable dry patches can turn into cracked and bleeding skin, in more severe cases. But luckily, there are ample ways to prepare for winter with your skincare. Here’s how.
- Moisturise frequently: The frequency of your moisturizing will increase in winter without a doubt. You can find a moisturizer for all kinds of skin concerns today; from detanning your skin to getting rid of hyperpigmentation. Since the weather is so dry that it pulls moisture out of your skin almost instantly, it’s important to replenish your skin barrier often.
- Choose an oil-based moisturizer: If you simply don’t have the time to keep reapplying your skincare throughout the day, a simpler option is to invest in a thicker cream. In other words, switch to an oil-based moisturizer. You can opt for a moisturizer with ingredients like sandalwood oil or wheat germ oil for long-term moisturization.
- Find the right oil for you: Facial oils do wonders for your skin in wintertime. There is a vast range of facial oils available every day for every skin type. Knowing which oil is suited to your skin is very useful. For instance, avocado and grapeseed oil help fight signs of aging with their high antioxidant content. Alternatively, rosehip oil helps with brightening and glow since it is loaded with Vitamin A. You could also just opt for a potent blend of skin-loving oils. The key to getting the most benefits from facial oils is to massage them into your skin after cleansing.