Whether you like it or not, cold weather is slowly making a comeback as we approach winter. This means no more afternoons in the park or weekends spent camping. This also means harsh winds, dry air and, you guessed it, dry skin. The good news is that now is the perfect time to start transitioning your skincare routine to keep healthy and moisturized skin all winter long. Introducing a few habits will also help you to achieve great results!
Prep Your Skin for Cold Weather
Adjust your skincare routine
Let’s start with a few things you should not neglect when updating your skincare routine.
1. The first and most important step is to find a good cleanser, which will help you get rid of impurities and prep your skin so it can absorb the rest of your products. A gentle and natural cleanser is key here, as many regular cleansers will strip the skin of its natural oils. Use our Natural Sensitive Aloe Gel Cleanser once or twice a day, depending on your skin. Being specifically formulated for sensitive skin, it will gently cleanse your skin, while leaving it fresh and balanced.
2. The secret to a smooth skin during the winter is to exfoliate regularly. Use our Sensitive Aloe Natural Exfoliant every other day to get rid of dead skin cells and clogged pores. Doing so will help your skin maintain luminosity - which we’re all for during the long winter months! Just be careful not to do it too often, as it could lead to breakouts and damage your skin.
3. Now that your skin is ready to receive some love, what it needs more than anything is a full dose of hydration. Our Sensitive Aloe Natural Day Cream has a light texture that will keep your skin moisturized, while the antioxidants of the green tea will soothe the most delicate skin. If you feel your skin needs extra nourishment, you can’t go wrong with our Extra Dry Skin Natural Face Cream. Enriched with cocoa and shea butter for maximum nourishment and hydration, your skin will feel soft and smooth, even during the worst months of winter.
4. Last but not least, applying sunscreen is essential. We often associate UV protection with trips to the beach, but sun rays are still damaging our skin, even when it’s cold and cloudy. Apply our Face Cream Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 25 every day before leaving the house.
A few habits to add to your daily life
Now that our skincare routine is covered for the harshest months of winter, taking on a few habits will help us maximize the results. Drinking plenty of water is always a good idea, even more during winter as the air tends to be drier. Add fruits to it, warm it up and mix with lemon and honey or switch for green tea (and enjoy all the antioxidants). Bottom line, find your favourite way to hydrate and remember that men should drink about 3.7 litres of fluid per day, and women should have around 2.7 litres of fluid every day.
Another small tip to fully take care of your skin is to avoid long showers. As tempting as it may be to stay under hot water to escape the cold, it also dehydrates the skin and diminishes all the efforts you put into your skincare routine.
Now that you’re fully ready to survive the winter weather with an amazing complexion and a healthy glow, all that’s left to do is plan a few outdoor activities to enjoy this amazing season!