Your wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing that changes with the seasons. With the winter months comes dryness, dropping temperatures and harsh winds, meaning we need products that are going to hydrate and protect our skin. Keep reading to discover how to transition your skincare routine to suit the seasons.
The Importance of Switching
As the weather cools and warms throughout the year, the humidity levels in the air change as well. In winter, we typically experience low levels of humidity and this is when our skin’s moisture levels can plummet, causing dryness and dullness to set in. Rich moisturisers and hydrating serums are extra important during this time as they’ll keep your complexion balanced and happy throughout the drastic seasonal changes. Transitioning the product you use with each season can help you customise your regimen in order to target specific concerns that may arise during a particular time of the year.
Step 1: Cleansing
In the colder season, you’ll want to focus on hydration since the low humidity that hits at this time can dry out almost any skin type. The best place to start is with the first step of your routine, so switch out water-based cleansers for creamy milk-like formulas. We love SENSAI’s Silky Purifying Milky Soap which quickly removes dirt and impurities while hydrating the skin and maintaining a strong lipid barrier. It contains Hydrolysed Silk which helps the skin barrier to retain long-lasting moisture while leaving the visage feeling beautifully soft, clean and supple.
Step 2: Serum
Since hydration is our main aim when it comes to autumn and winter skincare, introduce a hydrating serum into your routine between cleansing and moisturising. For optimum hydration, try Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 which is packed with a combination of moisture-boosting and skin-softening Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to quickly quench the skin’s thirst. The formula is oil-free and non-greasy so it’s ideal for all skin types to use to restore comfort and suppleness.
Step 3: Moisturise
If you tend to face dry skin during the colder seasons, lock in that hydrating serum with a rich moisturiser. We’re choosing Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Face Cream Rich which is formulated with Purslane to not only regenerate the skin but provide antioxidant benefits to fight environmental stressors that can cause dryness and damage. You’ll also find plant oils of Olive Fruit and Avocado which deeply moisture the complexion, helping it to remain hydrated for the long-term while collagen-boosting ingredients smooth and plump the skin from the inside out.
Step 4: Mask
The change in seasons doesn’t stop our love for a mask session. To give your skin some much-needed nourishment on your winter pamper evenings, apply the SKINCITY skincare Mellow Moisture Mask, a deeply hydrating product that features two different types of Hyaluronic Acid to plump and condition the skin, alongside barrier-strengthening Ceramides that help skin retain moisture more effectively. It also contains Green Caviar, a vitamin-rich marine algae that improves the skin’s health with every use. This multi-tasking product can be used overnight, as a sleeping mask, or as a targeted treatment whenever you need it.
Step 5: Lips
We can sometimes forget about our lips but at this time of the year, more than ever, they need some extra love. A go-to, ultra-rich lip product for us is Hydropeptide’s Liplock Hydrator which is packed with conditioning ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Avocado to transform the look and feel of chapped lips. It also contains a specialist VoluLip Peptide Complex that gets to work on increasing lip volume and improving the appearance of fine lines. After each use, you’ll notice that your lips are more soft and supple than ever before.