With the ever changing British weather reeking havoc with our skin, it is essential that we take care of our skin and nurture it the way it deserves.
Cold weather can cause your skin to become dull and dehydrated, so protect your skin all year round by mastering a good skincare routine with our top tips.
Don’t ditch the SPF:
Just because you can’t see or feel the sun, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Sun rays can still be as damaging to your skin in the cooler months. Choose products that contain SPF or better, continue wearing a light layer of sun cream during the brighter days.
Moisturise twice daily:
Cold weather and artificial heating systems can have a serious impact on your skin. Combat that familiar dry and dehydrated feeling with a good layer of intensive moisturiser in the morning and evening. Remember to bring the product down your neck to promote skin elasticity and regeneration.
Exfoliate twice a week:
Rid your skin of dull, dehydrated cells by exfoliating twice a week. Try using a face scrub that contains vitamin C, guaranteed to brighten up and refresh your skin.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables:
Your skin and body require vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetables to regenerate and grow healthy skin cells. Avocados contain ‘healthy fats’ that promote skin regeneration and elasticity. Try adding them to your salads on spreading avocado over a slice of whole meal toast.
Keep it handy:
Keep a travel sized hand moisturiser in your bag, at the office and even in your gym bag. The skin on your hands is very delicate and should be moisturised throughout the day, particularly on those cold icy days.
The body is 50-65% water. Skin needs moisture to stay flexible, and during the colder months when artificial heating becomes normal, your skin can lose moisture and dry out much quicker than during the summer months. Make sure you are drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day for good hydration and healthy skin.