As soon as the temperature starts to drop it’s the perfect time to get ready to make a few seasonal changes to your skincare regime. Swapping your usual products for moisture enriched skincare and beauty treatments is as important as packing away your summer dresses and tees in favour of clothes that protect against the winter chills.
Not only does your skin have to contend with harsh climate change conditions of the great outdoors, but it also has to adapt to low air humidity and indoor heating. These changes can have an adverse effect on skin that is usually soft, supple and adequately nourished and moisturised. The skin’s natural barrier function has to work extra hard and can therefore easily become compromised, resulting in sensitivity, dehydration and unflattering winter pallor. To look after your complexion, upgrade your skincare routine.
Clean Up Your Act
Every skincare routine kicks off with a cleansing ritual. To maintain the optimal health of your skin’s protective barrier during the winter, it’s a good idea to swap your usual foaming or gel based cleanser for a product that is richer and creamier. Use as instructed to prepare the skin for nourishment, hydration and moisturising.
Shed Those Dead Skin Cells
Skin that is dry has a hard time of shedding flaky, dead cells. You can give it a helping hand by using a skin exfoliating product. There is a wide variety of exfoliators available to choose from. Powdered grains, rinse off scrubs and liquid exfoliate all do the same job of removing dead skin, cleaning out the pores and enhancing the skin’s natural glow.
Pump Up The Moisture
Unless your skin is naturally oily, you will need to double the dose of moisturiser.
Creamy consistency moisturisers are perfect for locking in hydration. Moisturisers than contain fatty acids and ceramides will also help to minimise skin’s water loss and to repair the protective barrier. Keeping skin perfectly hydrated ensures that softness, suppleness and glow is maintained. Applying a layer of pampering skin serum is also a great idea.
Give your lips some TLC by gently exfoliating with a lip scrub.
The granular formula will slough off flaky, dry skin to reveal soft and smooth skin underneath. You can also use a spare toothbrush to exfoliate the lips. First, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly and then gently scrub to remove dead skin cells. Finish off with a slither of moisturising lip balm to shield and protect your lips from the elements.
Once you have a glowing complexion, it’s time to turn your attention to your body. The process for optimal body skincare is the same as the routine that you follow for your face. Cleanse and exfoliate as part of your bathing or showering ritual. Layer on rich body lotion, cream or body butter to hydrate and moisturise the skin. Dry and rough patches on knees, elbows and feet may require a little extra attention. Apply hand cream and you’re good to go!Bobbi Brown is home to skin care treatments recommended by professionals, so take good care of your skin and take advantage of the great deals we have on offer.