Last update on: 6:08 pm January 22, 2024 by fashionabc
As the winter chill sets in, it is essential to protect and nourish our skin in the harsh cold weather. Winter can wreak havoc on our skin what with the cold weather and snow leaving skin red and raw while indoor heat zaps moisture. Thankfully, there are ways to combat the causes of chilled- to- the- bone skin throughout the season, including easy- to- incorporate changes to our skincare regime. Check out the list of top tips for maintaining healthy skin during the frosty month compiled by experts at beauty and wellness marketplace Fresha.
Remember, SPF is not just for summer! Prolonged exposure to the sun can have long-lasting effects on our skin including hyperpigmentation, sunburn and dark spots. A product with SPF is a must in our daily skincare routine regardless of the season. Despite the lack of visible sunshine and warmth in these colder months, the UV rays from the sun can seep through clouds and age and damage our skin. So it is recommended to apply a high SPF, such as SPF 30 or 50, after we cleanse skin. With #sunscreenrecommendation hitting 85.6 million views worldwide on TikTok, be sure to add this to your beauty regime! Clinique Smart Clinical Repair™ Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Wrinkle Correcting Cream visibly repairs wrinkles, protects with SPF 30, and helps prevent future damage.
Opt for gentle cleansing for a healthy barrier. During this cold season, our skin can become susceptible to dryness and sensitivity, so it’s crucial to use gentle products to maintain a healthy skin barrier. It is recommended to use creamy cleansers as well as washing the face with lukewarm water instead of hot water. Implementing these small changes will ensure that our skin’s natural oils are not being stripped away and that our skin barrier is protected to retain moisture. Clinique Laboratories- subsidiary of Estée Lauder Companies- makes dermatologist-driven skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances.. the core being a three-step skincare i.e. cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise. All products are fragrance-free and allergy tested.
A vitamin C serum is a boon for skincare. Introducing vitamin C to our skincare routine can hydrate and brighten our skin, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation and promote the production of collagen. However, it’s important to gradually introduce vitamin C to our routine, as it may not be suitable for all skin types and could cause minor skin irritation. It is therefore advisable to do a patch test to assess our skin’s reaction by applying a small amount of serum or oil to the back of our hand. If skin develops redness or rashes, then this product is not suitable for our skin. Luxury beauty brand Lancôme provides fragrances, skin care and makeup. Their most popular products include the “Visionnaire Range” which contains a patented ingredient “LR 2412” aimed to improve skin texture, pore reduction, fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Maintain hydration from the inside out. The harshness of the cold air can dry skin, so using a daily hydrating moisturiser twice a day is a must to lock in moisture and prevent a dry, flaky face. This moisture should then be sealed with a facial oil, such as argan or jojoba, to fully reap the benefits. The core team at luxury brand Estée Lauder commit to developing high quality products that meet the needs of women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. PS Hydration should also be prioritised from the inside out, so it’s important to ensure that we’re drinking plenty of water and eating water-rich foods, such as fresh fruits like oranges, vegetables like cucumbers, as well as broths and soups.
Last- but not the least- don’t overload skin with new products as it can exacerbate or evoke skincare issues. Trying one product at a time allows us to see the true results with no other factors affecting them. Taking these steps will ensure that our skincare routine is suitable for our needs, particularly in this cold harsh weather. A spokesperson from Fresha has commented on these invaluable tips as “the winter can bring challenges to your skin so it’s vital to adapt your skincare routine to this colder season. This guide emphasises the importance of hydration, UV protection, and being gentle with your skin to protect its barrier and not overload it with products.”