Dewy-fresh skin can be yours at this time of year with these hand-picked winter skincare tips, designed just for you. Our winter skincare tips include product recommendations as well as doable routines you can adopt straight away. As the cold weather season begins, a good skincare routine will help protect your skin from the harsher weather, leaving your skin looking young and healthy.
1. Let some of your favourite products hibernate
This is an excellent time to take stock of your skincare products and retire those that won’t serve you this winter. Put them away for now and focus on skincare products that will work in winter conditions. Ditch the strong cleansers and facial scrubs, and opt for gentler products that don’t strip away your skin’s moisture.
Pro Tip: Go with something kinder to your skin like the Physio Radiance Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Wash using warm water and use a soft flannel cloth to pat dry.
2. Moisturise Day and Night
With moisture leaving your skin at a faster rate in the winter than in summer, it’s very important to create a skincare routine where you moisturise in the morning and at night before bed. One of the best winter skincare tips is that it is crucial to also moisturise the rest of your body, especially your hands, lips and legs.
Pro Tip: Apply directly to patted-dry face after a shower. Pick a moisturiser like the Physio Radiance Restoring Day Cream that has hyaluronic acid to help your skin stay hydrated for longer.
3. Apply Sunscreen
One of the best but overlooked winter skincare tips is to use sunscreen even if you feel like the sun isn’t potent anymore. Winter sun is a real thing and exposure to UV rays is still a real threat. Before you go outside, apply your sunscreen to all exposed parts of your body.
Pro Tip: Invest in a broad-spectrum sunscreen that also has moisturising properties. This way, you can protect your skin from premature ageing and winter damage.
4. Layer Up
As you add layers of clothes during the winter, your skincare needs to be enhanced as well. Create a skincare wardrobe that you layer up on your skin this winter. Follow a routine to put on your favourite products as well. So cleanse first, then add essence, then serum, then SPF. You don’t need lots of product as long as you’re using the right ones.
Pro Tip: Most people ignore the serum portion of a skincare wardrobe. Why not try the Physio Radiance Firming & Lifting Double Serum Not only does it reduce imperfections, but it also brightens and lifts while also firming and hydrating.
5. Eat Right And Stay Hydrated
Taking pride of place in our winter skincare tips list is holistic health. What you eat, how much you drink, and how your overall stress levels are – they affect your skin. As it gets greyer and colder, remember to eat healthily and drink water just as often as you did in the summer. Take time off when you are feeling stressed, and add some movement to your daily routine, even if it’s only a 2-minute stretch.
Pro Tip: Set alarms on your phone to stand up and move every hour, and have a couple of sips of water. This way, you will build a healthy winter skin habit that will keep you glowing all through this season into the next.