For all of the seasonal highs of winter – loungewear, drinks by the fire, and movie nights – the chilly low temps tend to leave our skin wanting. If you’re facing the challenges of dry, dull, or sensitive skin (or a combination of them!), these winter skincare tips will help you reset your routine. Did we mention you’ll find every nourishing product mentioned in the one convenient location, your local Stockland Shellharbour? Hydrated skin, here we come!
Swap to a cream or milk cleanser
As the cooler months set in, you might like to swap out your purifying cleanser for something gentler, like a milk or cream cleanser. Our skin naturally produces less oil during winter leaving our skin feeling parched. Using a milk or cream cleanser morning and evening will still remove unwanted pollutants and debris, but leave the natural oils so your skin feels soft and plump when you step out of the shower.
Try: Myer Aesop Facial Cream Cleanser $37
Apply your serum to damp skin
You wouldn’t use shampoo on dry hair so why would you apply your skincare to a completely dry face? To better help your targeted serum absorb during winter, when you step out of the shower don’t try your face completely – but rather leave it slightly damp before applying the product. You can also use a lovely hydrating mist if you’re not a morning shower person. A targeted serum, like a thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid or brightening vitamin B will depend on your skin type and what your skin needs for that particular season (or day!).
Try: Myer Alpha H Vitamin B Serum with Niacinamide and Ferulic Acid $69.95
Lock in the moisture
A nourishing moisturiser is brilliant for providing a barrier against the harsh winter temps and locking in your lovely serums. Be sure to bring it up around your eyes too (about 1cm away from your waterline) as the skin is thinner here and more prone to becoming dry and flaky.
Try: Lush Cosmetics Lush Skin Drink Moisturiser $34.95
Continue using SPF
Winter, summer, rain, hail, or shine – SPF is essential every day. UV damage can affect your skin year-round and it’s easily the #1 anti-ageing product in the market, so this one is a no-brainer.
Try: Priceline La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ $29.99
Begin dry body brushing
If, like most of us, the skin on your body is more reminiscent of scales during winter, then dry body brushing could be a great option for you. It can help by gently removing dry skin, helping to stimulate lymphatic drainage, and increasing circulation. Try it in the morning, always brushing towards the heart.
Try: The Body Shop Hemp Body Mitt $15
Introduce a nourishing cleansing oil
Gone are the days of removing makeup with a wipe in the evenings. Not only is it unnecessary, but there are far more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways to remove the day. During winter, try a nourishing cleansing oil and a deep-cleaning Foreo tool. Oil is one of the most effective products in cutting through and dissolving makeup gently, while the Foreo will dive deeper into those pores ensuring a thorough makeup removal.
Try: Napoleon Perdis Rebirth Of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil $39, Myer Foreo Luna Mini 3 $219
Layer your skincare in the evenings
If you’re not using your beauty sleep to layer your skincare and nourish your skin, then you’re missing out on a lot of brilliant benefits. After cleansing, apply a chemical exfoliant using a cotton pad, then leave to dry for five minutes. Pop your night repair serum on after this, ensuring you bring it down your neck and décolletage. Leave for an additional minute or two before finishing with a hydrating oil to lock it all in. Prepare for glowing, soft skin in the morning!
Try: Myer Alpha H Alpha H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with 5% Glycolic Acid $59.95, Myer Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex from $110, Priceline Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba $19.99
You don’t need to change up your entire skincare routine in winter! But with these winter skincare tips and a few additional hydrating products that you can find at your local Stockland Shellharbour, you’ll be glowing in no time.
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