Winter skin saviours
Is your skin peeling from the winter cold? Mine too, and it’s a reminder to change my skincare routine – not what I use but how I use it.
While using more or switching to thicker products is instinctive, I found these (simple!) tips below to be faster and better at alleviating dryness, because they work with skin’s natural function instead of imposing more.
Cleansing once a day
Instead of cleansing day and night, do 1 good cleanse at night (or morning, depending on which better suits your lifestyle), assuming you are already using the right cleanser for you!
If you crave a steamy shower, go ahead but please wash your face at the sink, keeping water temperature as cool as it is pleasant for you.
I like to splash my face with cold water at the end (after fluffy thick socks).
Another layer of moisturiser
Within 5 minutes after cleansing, apply your existing moisturiser in 2 consecutive layers to enhance moisture retention.
This is especially helpful if you have fussy, difficult skin prone to breakouts which does not like change.
Last but not least, be consistent with what you choose to implement.
You may even see results within one day, because taking away less is significantly more effective than adding more.
Glow on and keep warm!
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