In theory you know when Autumn is here that Winter is just around the corner.
I don’t know about you, but when I was a child it seemed like there was a definite difference in the seasons and you knew what was coming next.
I loved the differences and still do love the seasons, but these days you never know what to expect. What you do get is darker mornings and evenings and the inevitable open fires or central heating although this seems to get later and later each year.
Even if it’s not particularly cold, the wind and rain can cause problems to your skin. While the elements might leave you with a rosy glow, your skin will probably feel tighter and drier, so you should take steps to protect it.
Don’t skimp on your cleansing routine morning and night. You may find you need a creamier cleanser during the Winter months and take care when removing it . Pat your skin, don’t rub! Take a look at our Cleanser for all skin types
Whether it’s your body or your face, a good body scrub or facial exfoliant will remove dead skin cells revealing healthy skin underneath, and this can make your skin look **fresher and glowing** even in the middle of Winter. It will then be able to drink up the wonderful moisturiser which will follow!
Because of the changing elements, an oil-based, rather than water-based moisturiser is preferable over the Winter if your skin is prone to dryness. Non-clogging oils such as almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil or evening primrose oil are all great ingredients if you have dry, dehydrated skin. NB: This is the time of year when I think a night moisturiser or face oil is useful because it can then do its magic overnight.
Don’t forget to look after your delicate eye area with a soothing cream, and of course, prevent sore, winter-chapped lips with a lovely balm!
The delicate area around the eyes can get very dry and sore when exposed to the elements. A light eye cream can be useful but be careful only to use it sparingly.
Chapped lips can be really painful when caused by the cold weather but don’t be tempted to keep licking them. Instead, use a lip balm to protect and moisturise . I wouldn’t recommend petroleum based balms as they just sit on the top and you have to keep re-applying them. Choose from our lovely lip balms in a tube or a pretty tin!
If you have any Winter skin questions, please do pop over and say hello on our Facebook page, and I’d be delighted to help you.