Winter is finally upon us and with it comes all sorts of skincare nightmares from the drying atmosphere to cold burns. Let’s not even get started on how the stress of planning for the festive season and associated travel pile onto what is already stressed-out skin.
It goes without saying that you will have to tweak your skincare routine a bit to ensure that your skin survives the cold weather. Fortunately for you, we have identified 5 of the most important aspects of your routine that you may have to change to suit the season.
Let’s dive right in.
Prioritize lip care
For most of the year, your lips get by on the bare minimum as far as skincare is concerned. A bit of lip gloss or balm every now and then and you will be good to go.
However, this will not cut it during winter as the cold and dry atmosphere is unforgiving on the lips.
In addition to your balm or gloss, invest in products like lip masks and creams to help seal in the moisture. This is especially important as the skin on the lips is less protected than most other parts of your body. It is therefore more likely to lose moisture easily.
Stock up on toner
Toner is a crucial part of skincare throughout the year. However, it is especially important during the winter as it helps seal in moisture in your skin and prevent drying out in the cold and dry weather.
If you do not already use toner on a regular basis, there is no better time than winter to add it to your winter skincare routine.
Invest in a good humidifier
Humidifiers and misting devices come in very handy during winter when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. They work by moisturizing your skin and getting it nice and supple.
Get yourself one and use it at least once a day. It will leave your skin glowing and feeling supple. For the best effects, combine the use of your humidifier with a good toner and moisturizer product.
Switch up your makeup and makeup routine
Making appropriate changes to your skincare routine for winter also means modifying your makeup routine. We recommend you keep the layers to a bare minimum as often as possible to avoid irritating your increasingly vulnerable skin.
You could also try the IPO Cosmetics Recover 4-Step Facial Kit to ensure that your skin is moisturized and hydrated, and ready for makeup especially if you are planning to lay it on thick for a special occasion
The kit contains a green tea-based cleanser that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These will come in particularly handy for dealing with skin irritation due to the cold or loss of moisture.
Speaking of moisture, the kit also contains a cucumber-based moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated and supple through the otherwise cold and dry weather. The sheet mask and eye cream included also have moisturizing properties.
So, grab yourself a pack of the Recover 4-Step Facial Kit and ensure that your skin not only survives but thrives this winter.