Regardless of skin type; winter is always difficult on skin. It comes with dry winds, constant rain, and central heating. All of which has a drying effect leading to dryness and itchiness. That is why winter skincare routines have to be tweaked to ensure our skin gets enough hydration, remains healthy and maintains its glow.
Simple 5 Step Winter Skincare Routine
To ensure your skin thrives through winter, here’s a simple five-step winter skincare routine to follow:
Cleanse: go for gentle, moisturising cleansers that thoroughly cleanse skin without drying it. Gentle cleansing milks and thick cleansing balms with hydrating ingredients will ensure your skin is clean and sufficiently hydrated.
Tone: again, go for a hydrating toner that doesn’t strip the moisture from your skin. Instead of acidic toners, try moisture infusing toners that rebalance skin
Serum: Serums are there to correct skin conditions so whether you have dry skin, need to brighten dull complexion and everything in between, a serum with the right ingredient will get the job done.
Eye cream: Use to combat dark circles and plump out fine lines as well as to brighten the eye area.
Moisturise: Use water-based moisturisers to top up your skin’s hydration levels for 24hr plus.
Here are some favourite winter skincare products to invest in:
Nakin Advanced Cleansing milk
This Advanced Cleansing milk contains detoxifying seaweed and natural plant cleansers that melt dirt, impurities, and make-up without stripping skin of moisture or damaging skin. In fact, it leaves skin satin soft and hydrated after use.
Zero Natural Face Wash
This natural face wash contains sweet almond oil, coconut oil, shea butter, sacha inchi seed oil and green tea extract; making it very hydrating and suitable for all skin types. It also contains zero fragrances, preservatives, parabens and SLES or SLS.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost® Gelée Milk Cleanser
Infused with hyaluronic acid, this Milk Cleanser combines the lightness of a gel with the efficacy of a make-up remover milk to protect the skin barrier, boost hydration and help lock it in.
Skin Dluxe Dream Skin Cleansing Melt
This cleanser can be used as a mask as well, for longer hydration. It’s solid in texture but easily dissolves to remove makeup and other impurities leaving skin clean and hydrated.
Serums for glowing skin
Novexpert’s Booster Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Arguably one of the best hydration serums on the market. This contains the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid in any skincare, making it the perfect remedy for dry skin this winter.
L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Overnight Serum
This overnight reset oil in serum will de-stress your skin and combat the effects of pollution while you sleep. So you wake up with fresh, youthful and radiant skin
Lacura Healthy Glow Retinol & Acacia Collagen Serum
Thanks to the ingredients of camomile, retinol and acacia collagen, this Lacura Healthy Glow Plumping Serum will leave your skin hydrated, soft to touch and plump. Not to mention, leave your skin glowing.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Serum
This anti-aging serum uses Niacinamide to regenerate skin and get it glowing. It also evens skin tone and plumps skin to give it a healthy glow.
Bioeffect EGF Serum
This ground-breaking anti-aging serum delivers dramatic visible improvements to skin. It’s a multi-purpose serum that doesn’t only reverse signs of aging, it also rejuvenates the skin’s complexion, tone, and texture.
The Inkey List Niacinamide
Take all the known benefits of hyaluronic acid and add the extras of reducing excess oil, blemishes, and redness. This serum is perfect for problem skin.
Nutrient-rich body butters
Fushi wellbeing shea Light
This moisturiser is all natural and organic with a hint of virgin coconut oil. It’s rich in omega oils that hydrate and protect skin from the harsh weather.
Loccitane Verveine Mandarine Melting Body Butter
Whipped perfectly for easy absorption into skin, this body butter is hydrating and nourishing with a woody sparkling mandarin scent.
Dove DermaSpa Cashmere Soft Body Butter
Part of Dove’s DermaSpa range, this is very hydrating and leaves skin cashmere soft. It’s extremely nourishing and will restore moisture to even the driest of skins.
Palmers Coconut Oil Formula with Vitamin E 24h Moisture
Infused with coconut oil, Tahitian Monoï oil, and Vitamin E; the fatty acids and proteins in this moisturiser hydrates skin and keeps it looking healthy and radiant.
Dr. Organic Cocoa Butter Body Butter
A rich hydrating body butter that hydrates and renews skin.
Hydrating face moisturisers
The Inkey List Bakuchiol
Bakuchiol is a natural, plant-based alternative to retinol making it a great anti-aging moisturiser that helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while stimulating collagen to improve skin’s elasticity.
Baebody Beauty Ultimate Moisturizer
Another great anti-aging moisturiser that uses retinol to combat the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots on the face and neck.
Polaar Northern Light Soothing Cream with Siberian Olive
This is a great multi-purpose moisturiser that uses the Siberian olive tree which boasts 108 different bioactive elements and contains 30 times more vitamin C than an orange to refine the skin’s texture, purifying, aiding cell-regeneration and boosting the skin’s natural radiance. It also forms a protective layer against pollution while hydrating, reducing wrinkles, and brightening the skin.
Olay Whip Active Moisturiser
This multitasking moisturiser is light as air and provides seven skin benefits in one simple step for youthful, healthier looking skin. It hydrates and softens, helping to unify uneven tone while enhancing the skin with a matte finish.