I know I cant be the only one who struggles with keeping soft skin in the winter months.
The wind especially doesn’t help as well as the seriously cold and wet weather.
My tips to keeping your skin from flaking and getting sore are:
1. Drink plenty of water.
I know this sounds obvious but I believe that 90% off all the skin issues we have would disappear by just drinking 3 litres of water every day. It really is magic stuff. Try it for 30 days, just 30 days of drinking 3 litres of water a day that’s 1/2 a litre before breakfast, 1/2 a litre in-between breakfast and lunch, 1/2 a litre with lunch, 1/2 in-between lunch and tea, 1/2 with tea, 1/2 before bed. Get into that habit and you will notice the difference I promise!
2. Make sure you are using the right skin care
There are lots of products out there and they are all for different skin types. You need to find the one that is right for YOU. Now I don’t mean try it for 1 day and think no not this one and try another. It takes a month for your skin to get used to a change so I recommended that you try it for that long before making up your mind unless you have any irritation, if you do then discard straight away.
3. Treat sensitivity first.
You may not think that you have sensitive skin but if you have any redness on your face this mean you have some sensitive areas. That maybe just slightly more sensitive that other areas. You must treat this first always! So make sure your skin care products are ok to use on sensitive skin any that say ‘for all skin types’ AVIOD as you cant have a one for all bottle when it comes to skin care. Stay clear of any products with perfume and lanolin in as these ingredients will only make it worse
4. Change your products in the winter/summer months
In the winter you will need a thicker cream on your face to protect your skin against the environment and in the summer you will want a much lighter cream so keep to the same brand but use a lighter and more heavy creams when needed. Make sure you have a day cream with SPF even in the winter
5. Cleanse, tone, moistures, exfoliate, face mask
I know this sounds like a right hassle and who has time but I promise its not that hard to get into a routine. So you should cleanse, tone and moisturise twice daily then exfoliate and use a face mask once a week simple. Maybe add this as part of your Sunday relaxing time. Also try and stick to the same brand for all as they work better together to get enhanced results.
These tips should help your skin stay beautiful through all the cold, wind, rain, snow and central heating we just cant avoid this time of year. Take care of your self and feel so much better! 🙂 xx