How You Can Keep Dewy Glowing Skin During Winter
Winter's harsh cold and windy weather can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Your skin's protective barrier, the hydrolipidic film, gets damaged, leaving you with dry, thirsty skin. Your once plump skin becomes drier and thinner. And there's one sure-fire way to get it back on track - to hydrate your skin and keep it moisturised all day long. Time to adopt a winter-busting beauty routine. There are plenty of ways to get back your glowing complexion and baby soft skin! Just follow this handy, little guide.
It's a golden all-year-round rule that's non-negotiable during winter - a good cleanse! As soon as the temperature drops, your skin becomes as dry as a bone, so skipping your daily cleanse is a big no-no. If you don't cleanse, your pores will become clogged. Your skin will no longer be able to oxygenate itself and will slowly suffocate. Remember to use a mild cleanser that won’t dry out your skin any further. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Ox Grape Seed Creamy Foam. It thoroughly cleanses skin without stripping off your skin’s essential oils and moisture, and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
You need to pamper your dry skin back to health with gentle treatments such as moisturisers and creams that will nourish, soften, and hydrate your face. Apply rich creams that contain hydrating active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerine or aloe vera, alongside moisturising serums and nourishing face masks. These treatments give your hydrolipidic layer a helping hand by leaving an additional, protective barrier on your skin's surface. The new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence is a water-based formula that hydrates your skin and penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright and radiant skin with improved moisture retention.
3. Night Mask
Apply a night-time face mask so that its thick layer will bathe your face in active ingredients that your skin can soak up whilst you sleep. You'll wake up to a baby soft, soothed, moisturised complexion. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream boosts skin firmness, youthfulness, radiance, and enhances the skin regeneration process overnight. And don't forget to pamper your chapped lips by applying lip balms that contain 100% natural ingredients - shea butter, arnica/sweet almond/olive oil all work a treat. These will soothe and repair your fragile pout.
4. Maintain an Optimum Temperature at Home
So that your skincare routine doesn’t go to waste, make sure you don't overheat your home. A home as hot as an oven may feel cosy but it won't help to keep your skin moisturised. If, however, you can't bear to tear yourself away from your radiator, treat yourself to a humidifier to maintain moisture in the air.
5. Body Lotions
We can't repeat ourselves enough - to keep your body silky soft, you should religiously apply a moisturiser. Avoid treatments that contain alcohol, as these will only dry out your already fragile epidermis. Opt instead for thick, nourishing body lotions or balms. Ones that contain shea butter or sweet almond oil to soothe your skin and stop it from feeling tight and uncomfortable. Our tip? Apply a dry oil. It will nourish and soothe your skin without leaving a greasy film.
6. Skip the Long, Hot Showers
Finally, don't take steaming hot showers or baths. Hot water damages our skin's protective barrier, drying it out in the process. So warm showers or baths are best if you want to keep gorgeous, dewy glowing skin.
Your skin cries out for help during winter: it feels tight and itchy, suffers from dry patches, and your lips seem permanently chapped. These are all typical signs of dehydrated skin. Dry air, steaming hot baths, and the cold and windy weather can all drive your skin insane. Follow a daily skincare routine that hydrates your skin and brings back the lost moisture, and keep your skin feeling healthy and looking fresh throughout the gloomy winter months.