The turn of the seasons is a hard time for skin! In fact, it’s a hard time full stop. We need to adapt to different weather, lower temperatures and less natural light, which all takes time. Here we’re specifically looking at skincare, and those cult products that can work wonders on protecting your skin. In the Winter we continually move from cold to warm as we go from outside into centrally heated spaces. This all takes its toll on your skin, especially since artificial heating tends to remove moisture from the air, which can make skin dry and itchy. So this season, what should you choose to keep the ravages of Winter at bay?
A bit of brightness from within can illuminate even the shortest of days. The antioxidant CE Ferulic serum from SkinCeuticals is engineered specifically to reinforce your skin’s natural protection from environmental aggressors. Which means the very air around us, especially in Winter. This product will keep your skin in the manner to which it’s become accustomed during the Summer.
The original gel to oil cleanser from Oskia is a cult skincare product classic for a reason. Firstly, it feels simply lovely to apply. Plus it’s packed full of vitamins to rejuvenate your skin whilst simultaneously removing accumulated dirt and make up. It’s incredibly important to have a robust end of day cleanser to see you through the Winter. So at the end of a busy Winter’s day, this product will make sure you start the next day with a clean slate.
Nothing feels quite as invigorating as a good exfoliation of the face. Even a bracing walk in 2 degree weather! Dry, centrally heated air and sharing confined spaces with others leaves your pores more prone to clogging up. The intensive exfoliating treatment within the ExfoliKate range at Kate Somerville promises to smooth and prep your skin in just 2 minutes. And it lives up to this promise, which is why you’ll see 5* reviews all over the place.
It’s important to think about SPF even in the Winter. Remember that a build up of lower UV that can accumulate damage over the years. So we love the colour correction cream from IT Cosmetics to even out your complexion whilst simultaneously protecting your skin against UV. There’s a wide range of skin tones available within this range, which reliably covers imperfections while its formula works to improve your skin health.
Dry skin is such a problem during the Winter, so a good moisturiser is like gold! The artificial nature of central heating makes for dry, abrasive air while we’re inside, which moreover is a shock to the skin compared to the fresher cold air outside. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is lightweight and non-greasy. Despite this, it provides 24 hour lasting hydration for skin in both every day and extreme conditions. A staple for your skin regime.
Even with the most robust cult skincare products in your Winter routine, the conditions of this season take their toll. This is why we love the resurfacing compound by U Beauty. Daily use will revitalise your skin while fading fine lines and dark spots. This one earns all its 5* reviews and covers all the bases for real skincare performance.
Small changes in routine can help adapt to changing seasons, and getting outside despite the weather can have a huge impact on mental health going into Winter. Some people find the transition easier than others, but there are always things we can do to help. Your skin may be a surface issue, but it’s certainly a worthwhile start!