Winter Skincare: Keeping fresh in the freeze

Winter Skincare: Keeping fresh in the freeze

by Lucy Johnson

A change of the seasons brings shorter days and a drop in the temperature. This may seem like an opportunity for your skin regimen to rest after the warm weather, but in fact, the dry, low humidity can cause skin to turn dry and dull in the cold. Here are a few tips to stay fresh this season:

Keep hydrated

Just because you’re indoors more, doesn’t mean you can skip out on hydration. Colder weather means drier air, and our skin notices the change. To avoid dry, flaky and thirsty skin through the cooler months, ensure you have at least one moisturising product in your daily skincare regimen. If you’re sitting in a warm, air-conditioned space like an office, your skin might also need a bit of extra love throughout the day. The occasional spritz of Rosewater Drench Mineral Face Mist offers immediate relief and can keep your thirst quenched between morning and night routines. 

Don’t overheat

In the cooler months, it can be tempting to turn the shower to piping hot. It’s nice to warm up after a chilly day out but be careful! Although it feels comforting, hot water actually dries out the skin and it’s protective barriers, which can exacerbate existing skin issues, like eczema and inflammation.

In the bath or shower keep the water temperature warm to avoid leaving your skin high and dry. It may not be as soothing, but your skin will thank you for it in the long run. Instead of a steamy soak, recreate your favourite spa treatments at home with the help of essential oils. Diffusing an essential oil blend like the Calm Essential Oil Blend evokes the perfect home-spa atmosphere, combining the calming properties of mandarin, lavender, and bergamot.

Pro tip: Moisturise your body within three minutes of getting out of the shower for the best absorption of your moisturiser or body oil.

Stay sun safe

While there may be far less sunlight than the warmer months, now is not the time to get stingy with your SPF routine. Our skin is still exposed to UVA and UVB rays regardless of the season, so anytime spent outdoors can run the risk of sun damage. Ensuring sunscreen remains part of your routine year-round can protect your skin from the elements and fight signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. Rosewater Hydration Moisture Balance Day Cream SPF 50+ doubles as a moisturiser and a highly protective barrier from both UVA and UVB exposure, while antioxidant-rich rosewater and aloe soothes the skin. This cream is super light and non-greasy, so it’s perfect under your makeup any time of the year.

Layer up for bed

Curling up under some cosy covers is the best part of a chilly evening. Before you head to bed, perfect your night-time routine to make waking up on a cold, dreary morning that little bit less painful for yourself and your skin! Layer up your favourite comfy quilts and fleecy sheets, and don’t forget to layer up your skincare.

Rest and rejuvenate by warming some Regenerative Face Oil between your hands and massaging onto your face. The combination of jojoba, rosehip and hazelnut is perfect for winding down after a long day in the cold. For an extra surge of hydration, layer up the Hydration Moisture Gel Sleeping Mask to get your skin through the night and ready for another day feeling fresh.

 

Take care everywhere

Wintery weather impacts us from head to toe. Other symptoms of winter dehydration can include dried or cracked knuckles and chapped lips. Nourish your whole self by applying moisture-enriching products to any affected areas to stay cool, but never scaley.

Treat your hands to an ultra hydrating cream to avoid cracked skin, particularly around tougher areas like your knuckles. Rosewater Hydration Moisture Rich Hand & Nail Cream absorbs fast and harnesses the rejuvenating properties of rosewater and carrot seed, leaving your skin and nailbeds soothed and softened.

A lip balm or oil is the perfect barrier to protect lips from harsh whipping winds. Keep Paw Paw Lip Balm on hand to avoid chapping or painful cracking. Natural ingredients like paw paw and honey provide a long-lasting salve for irritation and seasonal dehydration.