5 Skincare Steps to Keep Your Skin Nourished this Winter
The Winter weather can take its toll on our skin. That’s why it is important to make seasonal switches to our skincare routine to keep it in the best condition possible. This post is going to talk you through 5 switches you can make with product recommendations to achieve your best-looking skin during the Winter season.
Add a Serum/Oil to your routine
These are must-haves because they contain a high concentration of powerful skincare actives to penetrate your skin and keep it looking and feeling great. When deciding on a serum or oil, you should consider your skin type to ensure your skin’s needs are taken care of.
If you have more of an oily skin type, we'd recommend the Harmony Bloom Oil from Lena Wild. It contains a combination of natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients to fight blemishes and promote true radiance. With a harmonising blend of organically grown plant oils and CO2-extracted Nordic berries, Sea Buckthorn, Cranberry and Blackcurrant to help smooth the complexion and restore balance. We love how lightweight this oil is, it delivers all the skin benefits without being greasy or heavy - making it the perfect choice for an oily, congested skin type.
If your skin is more on the dry side, the Marula Hydrating Serum from Luxe Botanics could be the product to add to your skincare routine. This serum is a great option for dry skin because it contains a combination of skin loving ingredients that absorb into the skin to lock in moisture and restore natural radiance. With key ingredients such as; Marula Kernel Oil which promotes the production of collagen and elastin and protects skin against free radical damage, and Carrot Seed Oil which helps the skin retain moisture. This serum is a must-have for anyone who wants hydrated, smoother looking skin.
Switch out your moisturiser
As it gets colder outside, it's important to use a moisturising cream that fights dehydration and dullness. Apply your moisturiser after your serum or oil step to really lock in the moisture.
The Evolve Beauty Multipeptide 360 Moisture Cream is best suited to dry skin because it has been specially formulated with superfoods and high tech green technology to deliver benefits such as; intense hydration and firmness to the skin. This cream contains Coconut Peptides which have a triple firming action for rejuvenation, moisturising and anti-wrinkle prevention. This moisturiser will be a dehydrated skin's best friend during the colder months.
If you are looking for a moisturiser that will brighten dull skin, then look no further than the Luxe Botanics Kamu Brightening Moisturiser. The wild harvested, certified organic ingredients work to nourish, revive and repair environmental damage.This moisturiser works for all skin types and contains Avocado Oil and Vitamin C to deeply replenish, brighten and strengthen the skin.
Banish dry skin with an exfoliating mask
Using an exfoliating mask works as a two-in-one to promote glowing skin. The Radiant Glow Mask from Evolve Beauty is a rich mask that works to hydrate the skin with ingredients such as Raw Cacao and Sweet Almond Oil whilst the Coconut granules gently exfoliate the skin. The skin is left feeling soft, smoothed and brightened after use - who doesn’t want that?! This mask is perfect for the Winter months when our skin can tend to get a dry and dull due to the colder weather outside. A face mask is also a great way to spend some self-care time, even if you only have a few minutes in your day. All this face mask needs is 5 minutes for your skin to be left feeling nourished and lifted.
Perk up your skin with a hydrating mist
I am a big lover of facial mists and I especially rely on them during this time of year to give me a boost of hydration at any point in the day. With the central heating on, our skin can become dehydrated more easily. Having a face mist on hand means that you can give your skin a shot of hydration whenever it's needed. The Ere Perez Herbal Facial Tonic is packed with botanical ingredients to revive the skin and deliver a hydrating boost. The potent herbal blend of Green Tea, Witch Hazel, Citrus, Geranium and Aloe Vera revives tired skin and delivers Hyaluronic Acid to reinvigorate your complexion. Facial mists are great as part of your skincare routine for extra hydration, as a skin-prep step for your makeup routine or spritzed throughout the day to revive your skin whenever you want a little boost.
Keep your lips hydrated and smooth with an intensive lip balm
Lip Balm is a must-have for the colder months when your lips need a bit of extra TLC. The Plumper Lip Balm from BYBI is a great treatment for dry or chapped lips, whilst adding shine and a plumping effect to your lips. With key ingredients such as Peppermint and Blood Orange to stimulate the circulation in the lips to naturally enhance and plump them, and Shea Butter which seals in moisture and adds a subtle gloss. The pale pink packaging is also so dreamy whilst compostable, which is an added bonus!
We hope these skincare steps have inspired you to switch up your skincare routine for the winter. It is really important to care for our skin as the seasons change and make sure that we are using products and ingredients that will benefit our skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy. If you are interested in exploring a range of green skincare products to add to your routine, check out our skincare section of our website here.