- July 2, 2018
- Amour Beauty
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Winter is damaging on our skin – harsh winds, indoor heating, cold rain and there is nothing worse than being constantly dry, flaky and uncomfortable.
So here are our top tips to getting your best, most hydrated complexion ever:
AVOID HOT SHOWERS & BATHS – Although they always fee good in the winter, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.
MOISTURISE AFTERWARDS – Your skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture straight after you wash. Applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that dampness into the skin.
CHOOSE MOISTURISER CAREFULLY – Some cheap moisturisers have petroleum-based ingredients that can actually further dry your skin in the winter months. Be sure to choose a quality cosmeceutical moisturiser that has natural, nourishing ingredients to help your skin retain moisture, especially at night when your skin is rejuvenating.
USE HAND CREAM – Your hands tend to dry out in winter and become sore. Make sure you apply a good quality hand cream during the day and at night to keep your hands soft and healthy.
WEAR SUNSCREEN – Don’t forget to keep wearing your suncree. Winter sun can be just as damaging as summer sun, so apply a quality sunscreen to any exposed areas to prevent skin aging and wrinkles.
DRINK WATER – Keep your body and skin healthy from the inside by drinking lots of water.
EXFOLIATE AND MASK – Cell turnover is slower in winter, which means dead skin can build up on your face and body, making it dry, dull or breakout. Use a gentle cosmeceutical scrub to remove the dead skin cells and also use a good quality face mask to hydrate, refresh and moisturise your face.
SKIN TREATMENTS – Winter is the best time to start a regular skin treatment regime and together with home care skin products, your skin will be renewed, glowing and looking younger.
IPL HAIR REDUCTION – Start your IPL treatments in winter so you are hair-free just in time for summer.
HYDRATION SERUMS – Serums are essential in winter to provide deeper hydrating leaving your skin refreshed and smooth.