When winter arrives we readily dress more warmly, but how many of us adjust our skincare and make-up? Megan Bedford offers some timely advice.
how to care for your skin this winter
Winter isn’t so bad! It’s a time to pull on warm woollies, a hat and boots and go for a long walk on a brisk, blustery beach, before relaxing in a hot tub and then curling up by the fire with a glass of wine. Sounds ideal doesn’t it? But our skin doesn’t think so.
Sadly, our favourite things to do when the temperature drops are the ones that can take the biggest toll on the complexion. This means winter is the time to update your beauty staples for ones that care and coddle, treating skin as gently as a delicate piece of fabric.
And let’s not forget the rest of our bodies too.
The good news is it’s also a time to embrace deep, rich jewel hues and seductive new scents.
Face Drink it up
Just as you wouldn’t wear the same clothes in July as you did in January, your skin also requires different products in winter to the ones you’ve been using through summer, in order to protect it from the elements. To retain plump, dewy, hydrated skin that doesn’t display the dulling effects of harsh weather and temperature extremes, the number one requirement is hydration. Going from a hot, dry, heated interior to a cold exterior and back again saps skin of its moisture, meaning it’s essential to use protective and nourishing products. Switching from a lighter gel or liquid formula moisturiser to a more dense, creamy one is the easiest change to make. Layering skincare by applying a dedicated hydrating and strengthening serum after cleansing and before