Top 7 Winter Skin Care Tips

It's cold outside and the weather is as unpredictable as ever. With rain, cold winds, and snow on the cards, you need to make sure you are practising good skin care.

This time of year can be brutal, so here are a few tips on how to help your skin in the last month and a half of winter.

 

Keep Warm and Bundled Up

To start with, before you start thinking about applying creams or moisturisers, it's best to remember to stay warm and shield yourself from the harsh cold winds. The ideal way to do that? Hats and scarfs and just layer up as much as possible, regardless if it's raining, snowing, or it's just a really bleak day.

 

Wash With Warm Water Beforehand

Just before you start to apply moisturising products to your skin, it'd be best to wash in warm water. When you're washing your hands and face for cleansing purposes, it's always best to go for a lukewarm temperature before drying and applying any creams.

 

Nourish and Help Your Skin

That's right, make sure you moisturise and nourish your skin to make it as smooth as possible.  With products like Dove's Intensive Nourishing Cream or the Kamil Sensitive Hand and Nail Cream you can help heal your hands and ward off dryness.

 

Don't Forget Your Lips

Your lips are as important as keeping your hands and face moisturised. To avoid cold sores and dry lips, it's always best to keep some of the wonder jelly that is Vaseline onhand just in case. From protecting minor wounds to healing dry skin, Vaseline aloe vera lip therapy (and it's original variant)  is the way to go!

 

Drink Lots of Water

Hot drinks are always a comforting and soothing way to handle the cold weather. However, you need to remember your skin, not to mention your body as a whole, still needs hydration. Warm water with a bit of lemon or peppermint can go a long way in helping to keep you warm, and it's refreshingly hydrating.

 

Exfoliate!

Moisturising and cleansing are all well and good. But what about all those dead skin cells that're building up? Your skin cannot benefit from the moisture if it cannot get inside. That is where exfoliation comes in!

Grab yourself some 7th Heaven peel-off masks! They're great for helping cleanse your skin for radiant results and come in a wide range featuring the humble cucumber, a dead sea mud pac, and a d-stressful tea tree peel-off.

And there we have it, a few tips for keeping your skin nice and healthy throughout the remainder of winter.

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