How To Update Your Skincare For The Winter Months

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Winter is here, which means the weather is colder and the wind harsher, leaving our poor delicate skin damaged by the elements!

If you’re worrying about how to update your skincare routine for this frosty season, look no further.

We’re outlining some simple adjustments you can make to ensure your skin is well protected, so you’ll be gorgeous and glowing right in time for Christmas.

Let’s dive in!

Reduce harsh exfoliants

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One of the most important things to do when it gets colder out, is reduce harsh exfoliants.

Your skin is naturally more delicate in the Winter as the weather is harsher, and there’s less moisture in the air.

You go from central heating to the bitter cold, and the temperature changes can mess with your skin too!

This means it’s a good idea to opt for more gentle exfoliators that won’t be too abrasive on skin that’s already sensitive.

You also might want to reduce exfoliating down to once a week, to be mindful of your skin barrier.

We love the La Roche Posay Ultra Fine Scrub

Choosing the right cleanser

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It’s important to keep cleansing in the Winter, even if you’re wearing less makeup and your skin doesn’t feel as sticky or dirty as it might during the Summer!

Delicate skin can be more reactive to toxins during the colder months, so find a good cleanser that will really clean your skin without stripping it.

When it comes to dry, sensitive skin, milky or creamy cleansers are great. They tend to be more gentle but very effective at removing everything, and suit drier skin well.

We love the Caudalie Vinoclean Cleansing Almond Milk

Rich moisturiser


Of course, Winter skin is crying out for moisture.

Your everyday Summer moisturiser won’t cut it when the weather gets frosty, and not changing your products accordingly can lead to flakiness and tired looking skin.

That means you need a rich, hydrating moisturiser that will keep your skin smooth and plump!

Everyone has different skin types, but even if you’re oily it’s necessary to choose something nourishing and rich – it’s just about finding the right balance!

We love the L’Occitane Ultra Rich Comforting Shea Face Cream

Get a daily SPF

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You should be wearing SPF every day of the year – period!

Winter is no time to skimp on sun protection, and just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it’s rays aren’t beaming down from behind the clouds!

To keep skin safe and avoid pigmentation, early wrinkles and loss of collagen, find a daily sunscreen you love and want to commit too.

It’s a relationship you’ll never regret!

We love the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Aqua Gel SPF 50

Thick lip balm

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Nothing is worse in the Winter than sore, chapped lips.

To keep your pout full, soft and totally kissable, invest in a thick and moisturising lip balm.

Consider it preparation for being caught beneath the mistletoe!

We love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Lip Balm