Cold weather? Cocktails? Too many mince pies (or too little shut-eye)? Whatever the culprit, we’re here to provide you with the very best solutions to your winter skin care woes.
IS YOUR SKIN CRAVING HYDRATION?
Temperature changes wreak havoc with hydration levels. The air is less humid (both outdoors thanks to the cold air and indoors thanks to the cranked-up heating) which means we’re all undoubtedly feeling (and looking) a little bit parched. The answer? Swap gel or foaming cleansers for oils or balms for a more nourishing cleanse. Plus, opt for humectants like hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid and glycerin to draw water into the skin and lock in moisture. Adding a hydrating face mist into your routine will also help you quench your thirsty complexion and keep it looking bouncy.
Don’t forget to also change up your moisturiser for one including ultra-hydrating ingredients like squalane and jojoba oils, which will nourish and feed the skin without leaving it feeling too heavy. For a richer texture, try shea butter, sweet almond oil and marula.