10 December 2014
Winter Skincare Favourites
1. To combat dry skin I like to swap my regular moisturiser for an oil. I'm currently rotating between Bio Oil and Trilogy Rosehip Oil. I apply 2-3 drops in my palm and warm up before applying all over my face and neck. Oils help you achieve a subtle glow and repair dryness.
2. If you're not a fan of oil but still want to encourage moisture opt for a hydrating serum to use in conjunction with your moisturiser. This skincare technique will really offer an extra boost of much-need hydration. The Avene Optimale Soothing Hydrating Serum is a firm favourite of mine. The serum contains glycerin which improves the skins hydration, suppleness and comfort. I love the way this leaves my skin feeling silky soft and prepped for makeup.
3. Using an alcohol-free toner in the winter is important as it avoids drying out your skin further. Although not a necessary skincare step, it may help if your skin feels tight after cleansing. Using something like the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist will restore and hydrate your winter complexion. This refreshing mist soothes and refreshes skin - exactly what I need on a cold December morning.
4. Exfoliation in the winter is an important step. To remove dry, flaky skin cells you should use an exfoliator 2-3 times a week. I enjoy using the Botanics All Bright Face Scrub which is enriched with brightening hibiscus to leave skin brighter and smoother.
What are your winter skincare tips?