How to prepare your skin for the cooler weather
Transitioning your skincare from summer to winter is imperative in ensuring your skin is healthy, hydrated and glowing, and with the cooler weather soon to set in, it’s important to know how to look after it, and which products to use. Here, the skin specialists at London Premier Laser Clinics reveal their tips for keeping your skin in tip top condition this season.
Invest in a thicker cream
Keeping your skin hydrated is a year round thing, however when the weather gets a little cooler it can seem more of a task to ensure the skin stays soft and supple. The best way to ensure your skin stays looking healthy is to invest in a thick and hydrating night cream, this may at first seem like quite a heavy product to be applying but you will reap the rewards in the morning when your skin is glowing. Be sure to also still use SPF in the day, it may be cooler but the sun’s rays can still have damaging effects even in winter.
Top up your H2o levels
You may think it’s over the summer months where we need to be drinking the most water, but this can actually also be the case in winter, due to the drop in temperature. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh, however managing to drink this much can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life. Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day.
Use hydrating sheet masks
Sheet masks are all the rage in the UK beauty market at the moment, and for good reason, originating from the Korean beauty industry, women are now swapping their much loved clay masks in favour of these easy to use, no mess masks. There are countless hydrating sheet masks available on the market at varying price tags all promoting similar benefits for the skin, and with hyaluronic acid acting as the key ingredient, this allows your skin to enjoy a super-hydrating facial leaving your complexion plump and fresh even in winter.
Hydrating facial sprays are perfect for busy woman who need to top up their skin hydration levels on the go in winter, if you are living in a city opt for one with anti-pollution properties so your hydrating whilst protecting. A quick spritz all over the face and neck instantly gives you a glowing complexion, eliminates that tight feeling and allows your skin to breathe over the cooler months.
Make hyaluronic acid your best friend
Using serums and oils on your skin in winter is pretty important if you want it to remain bouncy, healthy and hydrated. Opt for a hyaluronic serum in the daytime and an oil, perhaps rosehip in the evening as this is quite a heavy product so probably not one to use in the day. If your finding it difficult to keep your water intake high, using hyaluronic acid is a great way to fake a glow and will give your skin a new lease of life.
Turn the heating down
One of the best things you can do for your skin over winter is to turn the heating down, much like air con in the summer, they can end up drying out your skin even more, especially if you’re inside for a long time. If you really must insist then try to use heavy duty creams around the house when it’s on to keep your skin hydrated whilst indoors.