It’s the perfect time for another skincare post! Since it’s not uncommon for most of us to experience dry, flaky and overall not so good skin days during this time of the year, I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips & tricks to help you out. Please note that those are just some simple steps that you can add/change in your everyday routine, and there should be no harm to your skin whatsoever. That being said, if you know that your skin is very sensitive or that you are allergic to certain ingredients, please seek medical advice before changing the products you use.
First of all, it’s important to cleanse your face thoroughly, especially after a long day of walking in the cold. Because your skin will be more sensitive than usual, make sure you use a gentle foam cleanser that will help get rid of impurities and will prepare your face for the next steps. This is also a very important step if you have blemished or oily skin. Make sure you immediately add a moisturizing layer after washing off the cleanser, as leaving your skin like that for too long can result in even more drying, and we definitely don’t want that.
This is probably the most important step you should change in your routine. Make sure you add stronger moisturizers and that you apply them more often if you feel like your skin is losing it’s glow and becoming duller and dry to the touch. What I found out works great, especially applied in the morning, is virgin cocoa butter. It’s a very strong moisturizer that has quite a nice smell to it, and it’s all natural!
Another great addition would be using a moisturizing face masks at least twice a week. Before using a new mask, do a patch test first to see if you have reaction to it (so you won’t regret using the mask later if it irritates you). Sheet masks such as the ones from Tonymoly or Skinfood work amazing, they’re easy to apply and that’s a great advantage if you’re as lazy as I am.
Yes, I mentioned this before but I feel like a lot of people overlook this aspect – sunscreen/moisturizers with spf need to be applied during every season. The sun’s harmful rays can still affect you, it doesn’t matter if the temperatures are dropping. So if you want to have youthful, dewy skin all year long, don’t skip this step! Usually, you should apply sunscreen after moisturizer, and it’s best to wait at least 10 minutes so your skin has time to properly absorb it’s treatments. But then again, if you are truly in a rush and don’t have time to do an extra step, then search for a good moisturizer with spf.