Hello, Beautiquers! As the chilly winds and cozy sweaters make their way into our lives, it's time to prep our skin for the winter season ahead. Winter brings with it a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to combating dryness. But fret not, for I've got your back! In today's blog post, I'll be sharing my top winter skin tips and a nurturing winter skincare routine that will keep your complexion supple, hydrated, and glowing all season long. So, grab a warm cup of cocoa and let's dive into the world of winter skincare!
- Embrace the Moisturiser Mantra:
When it come to winter skincare, staying hydrated and protecting your skin from the harsh winter elements is the holy grail. Your best friend during this frosty season is a rich, nourishing moisturiser that will provide intense hydration and lock in moisture. Look for a moisturiser with a higher oil content to stop transepidermal water loss.
Pro Tip: Apply an oil over top of your moisturiser on days you feel you need more moisture.
- Winter Skincare Routine:
To combat the harsh effects of winter, it's important to tailor your skincare routine accordingly. Here's a step-by-step guide to your ultimate winter skincare routine:
Cleansing: Start with a gentle cleanser that won't strip away your skin's natural oils. I love our gentle cleanser from Osmosis!
Hydration Boost: After cleansing, it's time to give your skin an extra boost of hydration. I love using Osmosis Boost Mist as it has extra Peptides infused into it to give an anti ageing boost!
Serum Love: Treat your skin to a luxurious serum packed with anti oxidant skin-loving ingredients. Hyaluronic acid, lactic acid and glycerin are perfect for restoring radiance and locking in moisture. My favourite serum for the winter? Osmosis Replenish which contains a potent blend of 21 antioxidants with a plumping peptide to assist in age reversal by increasing skin nutrition and preventing free radical damage. It's also a great alternative to Vitamin A Serum if your skin doesn't tolerate Vitamin A.
Moisturizer Magic: Seal the deal with a rich moisturiser that suits your skin type. Gently massage it into your skin using upward circular motions, allowing it to penetrate deeply and create a protective barrier against the elements. Osmosis Hydrate is an awesome hydrating moisturiser that will take you through the winter months. Apply an oil over top during the evening for a moisture boost and use a gua sha to help with lymphatic drainage and contouring.
- Banish Chapped Lips:
Ah, the notorious chapped lips! Don't worry; I've got a few tricks up my sleeve to keep your pout soft and kissable throughout winter:
Exfoliate: Use a gentle lip scrub to exfoliate away dry, flaky skin. You can also create your own DIY scrub using a mixture of honey and sugar but I personally love the lip scrubs from Henne Organics!
Hydrate: Think serums are just for your skin? Think again! apply your serums over your whole lip area then add an extra boost with Biologi Lip Serum - it's a game changer!
Protect: Apply a hydrating lip balm multiple times a day. Look for lip balms that contain nourishing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or beeswax. Don't forget to protect your lips from the cold winds with a scarf or a turtleneck—fashion meets function!
So go ahead Beautiquers, and embrace winter's delights while nurturing your skin with love and care. Remember, when it comes to winter skincare, the journey is just as delightful as the destination. Stay beautiful, stay radiant, and let your skin sparkle even amidst the winter gloom!