Cozy up to someone you love, put the fireplace on and get yourself a warm cup of tea: it’s officially winter! How do you cope with the bitter cold temperatures that can often cause continual dryness, random breakouts and irritated or red skin? To help you with your skincare routine from head to toe during the cold season, we have compiled our winter skincare survival guide.
Survival mode on!
Skincare routines during winter are not particularly “sexy” because we barely show off any skin underneath those huge knit sweaters and gloves. There is not much chance of getting a suntan unless you’re faking it and blush is replaced by highlighter and bronzer to perk up our makeup look during the grey days.
On the other hand, due to the blistering cold weather, almost all types of skin suffer from some kind of an issue. We are true believers, that with the right products everybody can cope with their skin problems, especially when it comes to the winter season.
- The Riches of the Sea
Point one of our winter skincare survival guide focuses on the products that are rich in bio-ingredients and natural marine actives. They do wonders for the face and body! According to science and beauty experts, sea kelp is a very powerful ingredient because it absorbs toxins and is a great source of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Add caviar extracts, fish enzymes and sea minerals to the mixture and you will get the perfect skin boost during wintertime. In addition, make sure to apply products that are rich in antioxidants and hyaluronic acid for a more rejuvenated looking skin.
- We’re NUTS about these products!
You guessed it: true natural cosmetics do not go far without incorporating any kind of nut extract. Nuts are such a great base for skincare products because they are so rich in fatty acids, minerals, protein and vitamins, which we just want to smear them all over our face and body! Shea nut oil, Macadamia oil, Avocado and Kukui nut oils are an essential part of some of the most effective face creams and serums. These types of nut oils do wonders for the skin especially during winter because they battle skin inflammation, redness, burns, dryness and even acne. Apply after having thoroughly cleansed the face for maximum hydration.
The skin on our face is where we usually put the most products during winter because it is more prone to drying out. However, let’s not forget about the rest of our body! A great home spa weekend to treat yourself for the Christmas holidays includes not only a facemask, but also lips, hand and feet masks filled with hypoallergenic ingredients to soothe the skin. After that, massage the area to make sure that the actives are absorbed well in the skin. Finish off with hydrating creams for the hands and feet, and a lip balm to nourish the lips and banish any existing dryness.
Brace yourselves, winter is here, but we follow our guide and you’ll be sure to make it through to spring with a calmer, more hydrated skin.