While winter is all about cosy fashion, it isn’t necessarily your skin’s best friend. It’s not just the dry air that gets to us, sapping the moisture from your skin all day, but heaters will also add extra pressure by drying our skin out, which is why your skin care routine requires a little extra in winter.
Here are four things that you can do to ensure smooth, hydrated and glowing skin this winter:
Avoid washing your face with hot water
Wash your face with lukewarm water. Avoid hot water, which can strip the natural, moisturising oils from your skin.
Use a nourishing moisturiser
Apply POND’S Flawless Radiance Mattifying Cream to moisturise your skin, as soon as you’ve washed your face. When you apply POND’S Flawless Radiance to damp skin, it seals the moisture in to ensure supple, glowing skin as a result.
Don’t forget to keep your skin hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. It’s harder to drink water in winter because, when it’s cold, we tend to turn to hot chocolate and tea to warm us up. However, do your skin a favour and try to keep a bottle of water handy. And if you really can’t face cold water, try warm water with lemon, it’s just as refreshing and hydrates your skin as effectively.
Make changes to your diet
Vitamin C and zinc don’t just help to keep colds and flu at bay in winter, they also help your skin to produce collagen and elastin, which keep your face looking soft, smooth and hydrated. Consider foods like guavas and oranges as well as veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and baby marrows, which are full of the nutrients that your skin needs in winter.
The habits you keep will play a huge role in keeping your skin looking its best this winter. Stay warm, and have a happy, hydrated winter.