Tips to beat the winter skin blues…

December 9, 2011

To start with I’m using the WordPress app on my iPhone to write this post so I hope it turns out ok! I thought I’d test it out!

Now I don’t know about you but my skin seems to have a mind of its own at the minute with the cold winter month’s drawing in. One day it will be dry and then shiny the next. I can’t keep up! Luckily we have products out there that can help our skin!

I thought I would write this post and share with you what has helped me combat the effects of the cold winter weather. Here goes…

1. Switch up your cleanser – You may find that your usual cleanser is drying your skin out more than usual at the minute so it’s a good idea to use a cream based cleanser in the morning, and then your usual cleanser at night. Acid based cleansers tend to dry out the skin more than ‘regular’ cleansers so I’ve found that only using them at night has helped my skin stay soft and not have that horrible tight feeling that is so common amongst people at this time of the year. It all depends on your skin though. You know what works best for you!

2. Use a facial oil – Yes, you read that correctly. I said use a facial oil. I incorporated an oil into my evening routine a couple of months ago and I haven’t looked back! Facial oils have increased in popularity over the past couple of years and I can see why! The majority of oils on the market are suitable for all skin types and you will find one that is right for you. A facial oil will help plump your skin which is perfect for this time of the year. I use Sanctuary Therapist’s Secret Facial Oil. It’s a great starter oil that is suitable for all skin types and I find it perfect for my combination skin.

3. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – Don’t be afraid to moisturise, especially at night before bed. I find that my skin is a lot drier than usual at the moment so using a richer moisturiser at night has helped me a lot! If you are prone to breakouts, make sure you choose a moisturiser that is suited to your skin type. You don’t want to risk breaking out!

I hope these tips have been of help and as per usual if you want to ask me anything then fire away.

Thanks for reading!

John

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