No doubt you’ve seen cardigans, coats and other warm attire beginning to grace the rails throughout the high street. That’s because as the weather becomes milder, we need another layer to protect ourselves from the wind.
It’s the same with your skin. After spending days lazing by the beach and wearing high SPF products to protect ourselves from the rays, we need different products to protect ourselves from the cold.
Here are our top tips on how to stay looking gorgeous all year round by transitioning from a summer skin care routine to one for the more bitter months.
Choose a Non-Drying Cleanser
Throughout summer we tend to use harsher products for a deep clean to rid ourselves of impurities from the sea and other activities. Whether it’s a clay mask or a strong cleanser, they need to be swapped for hydrating cleansers during the autumn as the wind, rain and cold dries the skin.
Also aim for a product that contains Vitamin C as it’s been well documented as an aid in preventing skin aging from the sun.
Buy a Non-Clogging Moisturiser
Don’t just head straight for a thicker moisturiser to prepare for your winter routine. You do need to ensure your skin is hydrated so that it doesn’t flake when applying make-up and to prevent wrinkles. However, by just picking up any old moisturiser you could end up with intolerable break outs and greasy skin.
Instead, choose a long-lasting moisturiser that retains water and gradually delivers moisture to the skin. Also hunt out products that contain an array of butters, such as shea and mango, as they will protect your skin without clogging pores.
Use a Silk Pillowcase
Switching your bedding to a softer material like silk won’t be harsh on your skin. You’ll wake up with less redness and puffiness in your face. Just be sure to wash it regularly to prevent breakouts.
Don’t Forget About Your Hands and Lips
It can be easy to forget about your hands drying out in the harsh weather until it’s too late. Carry around hand creams in your bag, have one on your desk and keep one at home so that you remember to top up throughout the day.
Also make sure you look after your lips so that they don’t become chapped.
If you want to start preparing your skin care routine ready for the coming months, Skinstation have you covered. Our Obagi products deal with a range of skin problems and are formulated for use all year round.
For more information about any of the products we stock, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 0148 173 6699 and one of our expert staff will be happy to help.