It’s winter time again, and while that may mean cosy nights in and infinite hot chocolates, there is a small catch. The change in season and drop in temperatures mean that many of us experience dry, itchy skin in winter, in addition to some irritation and breakouts.
The good news? With the right products and a bit of preparation, dealing with winter skin is easier than it sounds.
If you’re wondering how to take care of your dry skin in winter and really master your winter beauty routine, then you’re in the right place! Below, we’ve put together our ultimate winter skin care routine to help keep your face fresh in every season. From the importance of hydration to why you need to use a face oil, read on to discover our greatest winter skin care tips.
1. Buff Away Your Dry Skin
The best face wash for dry skin in winter is without a doubt one that gently exfoliates your skin and prevents surface build-up as it cleanses.
Our Polish-ME Face Exfoliator fits the bill, and will leave you with a supple, radiant complexion with regular use. Simply massage it into your face 2-3 times a week to get rid of the dry skin patches on your face, then rinse it off with lukewarm water before following with your favourite toner and moisturiser.
2. Don’t Wait To Hydrate
We’ll let you in on a little secret: In the depths of winter your skin can literally never be too hydrated. With this in mind, the key to hydrated, glowy skin in the colder month is figuring out which moisturiser to use and when to apply it.
For starters, we recommend using our Super Hydrate-ME Day Cream in the morning after cleansing and layering it with your favourite face oil or toner. Packed with skin superfoods like WildBerry Harvest™, Avocado Oil, and Mango Seed Butter, it sits beautifully beneath makeup and helps calm redness.
At night, soothe your skin and prepare it for beauty sleep with our Super Hydrate-ME Night Cream. Thick, rich, and super lush, this night cream will help lock in your serums and oils for an extra hit of hydration.
3. Be Loyal To Your Oil
If you’re wondering how to care for your skin in the winter and how to protect your face from cold weather, then we’ve got some good news for you. A high quality face oil will solve both your concerns at once. Talk about multitasking!
To reap the benefits of face oils, try massaging in a few drops of our Night Owl Rich Facial Oil as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine. And don’t deny your lips a little extra TLC, too: Swipe on a coat of our Coconut Splash Lip Gloss for a daily dose of superfood-infused nourishment.
Top Tip: For extra indulgence and nourishment throughout the day, add a few drops of our Day Warrior Light Facial Oil to your foundation.
4. Factor In Some Prime Time
When it comes to learning how to prep dry skin for makeup, it doesn’t get much better than mastering primer application. This is true all year round, but is particularly important in winter, when dry skin and flakiness can stop your makeup from sitting just right on your skin.
To combat this, use clean fingers, a brush, or a makeup sponge to apply our Wildberry Boost Primer after your skincare but before you start your everyday makeup routine. Let it sink in for a few minutes, then add your foundation or BB cream on top, or go completely natural - it’s up to you!