Taking care of your skin this winter is simple when you have the right techniques. With the cold weather upon us, it’s time to get to work!

With the weather getting colder every day, it’s quickly becoming the time of year that has the biggest impact on skin health. When it comes to your skincare, it’s easy to make the mistake of forgetting to take the time that you need to give your skin the nourishment and TLC that it requires to stay looking healthy and happy. 

Cold, dry air can leave your skin feeling sore and chapped and looking red and flushed. The good news is that while the winter weather can have a negative impact on your skin’s health, there are plenty of ways that you can make managing your skincare a little easier. It’s just a case of taking steps to implement an effective skincare routine. 

Wondering what you should incorporate into your winter skincare routine? Below are a few tips and suggestions to help you master your winter skincare. 

Maximize hydration 

The colder winter weather can leave skin feeling dry and sore. You will find that during the winter months, this is when your skin tends to be more likely to become dry and overly sensitive, due to the harsh winter weather. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you’re maximizing hydration wherever possible and moisturizing your skin regularly. Ideally, you want to apply moisturizer to your face twice a day, to your hands throughout the day, and to your body once a day. If possible, it’s best to opt for a rich, unscented moisturizer. 

Opt for showers over baths 

Baths might be a great way to relax, but the fact is that when it comes to your skin’s health, baths can wreak havoc on your skincare. The fact is that hot baths can actually draw moisture out of your skin – if you have too many baths that is. So, wherever possible aim to shower instead of taking a bath. And try and limit your baths to once or twice a week and have showers on a daily basis. 

Use gentle, natural products 

Did you know that certain products can have a seriously negative impact on your skin’s health? Products that are packed full of additives and chemicals can be detrimental to skin health. That’s is why it’s important that you consider using natural products wherever possible, such as this natural body wash, for instance. By opting to use natural products, you can protect your skin from the effects of harmful chemicals. 

Exfoliate regularly 

When your skin becomes dry, it’s usually because dead skin cells have built up on the skin’s surface and need removing. To remove these dead and damaged skin cells, it’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly using a gentle exfoliator. There are lots of options when it comes to exfoliating your skin, from simple coffee and salt scrubs to facial pumice stones and sonic facial exfoliators. Determining what works best for your skin is often a case of trial and error, so take your time working out what products and tools work best for your skin. 

There you have it, everything that you need to know about taking better care of your skin this winter.