From chapped lips and redness, to sensitive and itchy skin, the cold weather can have a drastic impact on our skin. But small changes can help
Turn down the temperature
When it’s cold outside we make up for it by washing in hotter water, which can strip moisture from your skin. Limit the amount of time you spend in the bath or shower to just five minutes to avoid leaving the skin dry, itchy and flaky.
Moisturise and moisturise
As cold weather withdraws moisture from the skin, invest in a good moisturiser and use it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night after washing. This will help to prevent it from drying out. Moisturise your feet and pop some socks over the top as part of your bedtime routine. You can do the same with gloves to protect your hands.
It sounds obvious, but how often do we forget to wrap up? Keep your skin from being exposed to the elements by investing in a good pair of gloves, and always wrap up warm in a scarf.
We tend to drink less water in the winter because we turn to hot drinks like hot chocolate and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside. A little warm water with lemon can be refreshing, cleansing and hydrating at the same time.
Our lips are exposed regularly to the harsh elements and can suffer dryness, becoming cracked or chapped. Use a lip balm to lock in moisture and heal cracks and splits.