{Beauty} Amy Goldsmith Guest Post – Skincare Tips You Must Follow This Season

I have a guest post for you all, Amy Mia Goldsmith has written out her favourite skincare tips for Winter, so I hope you enjoy her post and get lots out of her top tips!

 

Wintertime is here and as every other season, it comes with its own set of rules and changes that need to be made, and that includes skincare. Gone are the days of light moisturizers, sheer foundations and BB cream; it’s time to call in the big protective guns to get our skin through the harsher weather and keep it sparkly and nourished. In case you’re running a bit behind and the winter has caught you off-guard and unprepared, worry not. It’s most certainly not too late to spruce up and strengthen your skincare game, so take notes and be in the know. Let’s begin!

A Balm For Every Purse ||
Winter can be quite ruthless on the lips, so in order to be prepared wherever you go, keep a good and nourishing lip balm with you (and on the lips) wherever you are. As balms have this mysterious tendency of getting lost, perhaps they wind up in that same universe as all those missing socks, it’s best to play it safe and equip yourself with multiple balms. Shea butters and essential oils are your allies during wintertime, so make sure you look for those ingredients and let chapped lips be a thing of the past. Just in case though, exfoliate the lips with a bit of honey and sugar, just to keep things fresh and remove the dead cells every now and then. Kissable lips shouldn’t be sacrificed because of winter.

Scrub The Blues Off ||
While it’s true that exfoliation is a routine mostly reserved for summer, you would be surprised at how much your skin craves a good scrub during wintertime. This is due to the fact that winter has this power of drying up the skin and thus creating lots of dead cells left for you to remove. Plump up your skin and say good riddance to dryness by exfoliating once a week. If your skin tends to move to dullsville town really quickly, getting dermal fillers in Perth would also be a really great way to plump and glow things up. Plus, those fine lines have a way of resurfacing and being more visible during winter, and a little filler will do the trick of erasing them.

The Importance of Being Cleansed ||
Cleanser is always top priority, but even more so this season. This is the time when makeup and concealing is a bit heavier, so make sure you always invest in a great cleanser to remove all signs of makeup and leave your skin sparkling clean and nourished. However, it’s not the best idea to use the same cleanser you do during summer, as those are usually foamy and their lathering properties have the tendency to leave skin feeling dry and tight. Instead, go for something more hydrating and moisturizing, as the skin could sure use as much moisture as it can get when the temperatures go down.

Step Up Your Game ||
Ok, this product may just be the sole life and skin-saver of every season, but this one in particular. Instead of light moisturizers you usually use during summer, because there’s no need for a heavier one, now it’s time to up the ante and turn to oil-based moisturizers. These are bound to lock in moisture and protect you against colder spells. Glycerin is also a fool-proof product to turn to, especially if you’re already experiencing major dryness. It works best if you apply it right after you jump out of the shower, while the pores are open and the bathroom is muggy.

Three Letters, Enormous Protection ||
Don’t be fooled, just because summer is gone it doesn’t mean that the dangers of sun exposure went along with it. As New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman says, the need to protect your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment. The lesson is – no matter the season, high SPF is always a must. Still, with the added harshness in the air, it’s best to replace your summer sunblock with something a tad heavier and nourishing, but don’t settle for anything less than SPF 30.

Alrighty, that wraps up the guest post by Amy Mia Goldsmith, I hope you enjoyed it, let me know what you think in the comments down below! Xx

Thanks for stopping by.

24 Comments

  1. Candace July 18, 2017 / 1:13 am

    I wish I had known about the secrets of Shea butter last winter! The temperature changes were brutal for my dry skin and even more so now moving into an area where it alternates between humid and dry heat. I can find good use for these tips all year long, so thank you Amy Mia! 🙂

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Amy’s tips were spot on weren’t they Candice!? At least you’ll be ready with shea butter this season!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  2. Lila July 18, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Love this, great tips. I definitely need to step up my SPF game.

  3. Preet July 18, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Great post, nice compilation of some simple but essential products for the season.

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Absolutely Preet, I think Amy did an excellent job with this post!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  4. Shasha July 18, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Excellent tips! I absolutely hate it when I don’t have lip balm in my purse. I definitely need to do a better job of using scrubs to exfoliate. Although I do have dark skin, I do try to wear a sunscreen underneath my makeup. It makes a difference.

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Haha, I have the opposite problem Sasha! I can’t find lip balms at home, then I see 10 in my handbag! Haha!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  5. Stephanie July 18, 2017 / 8:25 am

    These are great tips. I also wear SPF all year round to protect my very pale skin from the sun. I also can’t go anywhere without a lip balm. I literally have them in every pocket and purse!!

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Haha, I know what you mean Stephanie, I always seem to amass lip balms in my handbag too!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  6. Style & Life by Susana July 18, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    My skin routine all year round is super important. I’ve always since I was 12 years old I’ve been diligent about my skin care. These are great tips and suggestions x

  7. Lana July 18, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    It is so interesting to read about winter tips during the summer (and crazy heat) hahah 🙂
    I already imagine myself with a cup of hot chocolate somewhere in the snow. The tips are great and I’m totally agree with all. During the inter I can’t survive without my lip balm too.

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Haha, I hope your enjoying your summer, I’m in total envy of you right now!
      Winter is no good in WA, we don’t even get snow!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  8. JM Kayne July 18, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    These are simple yet essential! I’m lazy and my daily skin routine is not consistent…. this post of yours reminds me to work better on this! Thank you!

    God bless,

    JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      I know how you feel JM Kayne! I’m totally the same, I can’t stick to a consistent routine! I wish you the very best on your skincare journey! Xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  9. Sheree July 19, 2017 / 2:14 am

    These are great tips! Although we are in summer, it is great to keep things in mind for even everyday skincare tips.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      I’m in total envy of you Sheree! Summer sounds great right about now!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  10. Candy July 19, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Such a good tip to protect your skin all year round and not just the summer months. I wear sunscreen every day and have been doing it since I was a teenager.

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Well done Candy! I think it is super important, and I’m glad that you are committed to your skincare!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  11. Glenny July 19, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I haven’t been using much scrubs! I should get back on to that again. I also love lip balm, I use it everyday!!!! It’s almost an obsession?? But you can never be too soft on ur lips 😉

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Absolutely Glenny! Go for your life with those lip balms! And definitely crack out those scrubs again soon!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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