Tips for Your Winter Skin Care Routine
Oh, winter! Snuggling up, cosy nights in, chunky scarves… and switching up your skincare routine. Ever noticed how skin seems to lose all moisture by the time you wake up in the morning? Thanks, central heating! No need to fret, here’s a guide to your perfect winter skin care routine, and some top tips to deal with cold weather (and the dryness and dehydration it can bring!)
Try a cleansing oil
A hydrating cleansing oil as part of your routine, like Simple® Hydrating Cleansing Oil, can really help with dry, dehydrated winter skin. The Grapeseed Oil in this cleanser dissolves dirt and make-up, won’t dry out the skin, and it’ll keep it balanced! It’s a real treat to use – massage a few drops into skin using upward strokes and then rinse with warm water (it goes milky as it emulsifies making it super easy to wash off!).
We like to hold a warm, wet face cloth on our face to warm up our skin, open pores, and gently wipe away the cleanser. This quick step turns simple cleansing into an ahh moment.
Layer up your skincare
When temperatures drop, humidity does too, meaning skin loses moisture, becoming irritated and dehydrated. The good news is it’s easy to help! Why not add an extra layer of protection between you and the elements? A hydrating booster like Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster is packed with skin-essential ingredients, minerals, and a unique plant extract called PENTAVITIN®, for on-demand hydration. It works great as a primer, so follow up with a heavy-duty moisturiser for dry skin like Simple Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser to complete your routine.
“Walking to work? Use a scarf around your cheeks and neck – it’ll keep you cosy and stops cold, dry air from whipping moisture from your skin.”
Make time for a face mask
A mask is a great way to moisturise your skin, quickly. Simple Kind to Skin Rich Moisture Sheet Mask includes skin-loving ingredients and it feels like such a treat to use because the fibres are extra-soft. Why not lie back in your snuggly socks and let your mask do the work for 15 minutes?
“Quick tip: don’t wipe away the excess liquid from your sheet mask, massage it into your skin and see how it slurps it up.”
Hydrate against central heating
Lastly, load up on water during winter - your skin will love you for it! Too cold for ice-cold drinks? Make it warm – a cup of hot water with lemon and ginger tastes delicious. To help with the dry air in your home from central heating, try a humidifier, or pop a bowl of just-boiled water in the room – the steam will add some moisture to the air, and help keep skin feeling hydrated.
And lips? They’re first to feel the effects of cold (and the central heating!). Pay some extra attention to them when moisturising your face and use a balm through the day to keep them feeling supple.
No matter how cold it gets, there’s a winning winter skin care routine to help keep skin hydrated and feeling happy.