The skin is both precious and fragile, meaning that it can be easily damaged by extremely radical changes in temperature. Try these beauty tips to help your skin ease itself gently into the cold season…
1 – Use special creams
Beauty products are like wardrobes – they change with the seasons! Whilst it is preferable to go for an emulsion or a light fluid in the summer, during the winter months, your skin really will thank you for a richer, more indulgent cream which provides greater protection from bad weather, the wind, the cold, etc.
2 – Treat yourself to a full skincare treatment
Autumn is the best time of year to deep-cleanse your skin. How? By treating yourself to a full facial skincare treatment. The best option would be a skin cleansing treatment at a beauty institute for a clear, radiant complexion. For those on a tighter budget, why not try a home treatment, such as a special facial scrub followed by a moisturising or mattifying mask, depending on whether your skin is dry or greasy.
3 – Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliate both your face and body once a week to remove the dead cells that prevent the skin from properly absorbing any creams you apply.
4 – Use a cream morning and evening
After cleansing in the morning, apply a nourishing moisturising cream which will care for and protect the skin. In the evening, use a specially-designed night cream to treat skin that has been damaged during the day. Two essential steps to achieving a radiant complexion.
5 – Avoid changes in temperature
Boiling hot showers and long baths should be avoided, since the skin suffers as a result of sudden changes from extremely cold to hot temperatures. In order to prevent such aggression, make sure that your bath or shower water never exceeds 37° and that you never stay in it for more than 20 minutes.
6 – Observe the key stages
In order to protect your skin, prevent it from ageing and prepare it for drastic drops in temperature, you must be sure to take good care of it. How? By cleansing your face and removing all traces of make-up twice a day to purify the skin before moisturising it.
7 – Let’s not forget the lips…
When the wind starts blowing and the temperatures drop, the lips are the first to suffer. It is essential, therefore, that you apply a lip balm several times a day and another thick layer before you go to sleep to act as a repairing mask.
8 – …or the hands
The hands also suffer during the winter months as they are very exposed. You should therefore use a special product to prevent them from drying out completely.
9 – Get the vitamins into you
Fruit and vegetables are your friends and will help you keep fit and healthy through the winter months. For preventive purposes, it’s a good idea to stock up on vitamins and eat at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day.
10 – Drink plenty
The number 1 winter danger for the skin is dehydration. If you want to stop your pretty little face from dehydrating, make sure you drink 1.5 litres a day, starting with a large glass of water when you wake up to eliminate the toxins that will have accumulated while you’ve been asleep.