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
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