5 Tips & Tricks for Winter Skincare

5 Tips & Tricks for Winter Skincare by Michelle

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Nov 1, 2013 Beauty Bits, Skincare 0 Comments

If you handle your skin care like I do, then you’re always looking for a little tip or trick to gain an edge on the elements and keep your skin healthy and attractive at all times. For many of us (including yours truly) this is pretty much a constant effort involving what we eat, the treatments we use on our skin, and a variety of other factors. And for me personally, the winter season is probably the hardest time of year to keep my skin smooth and healthy. It just seems like the winter is out to get our beautiful, healthy skin.

This is why I’ve decided to share 5 simple tricks that really can make a world of difference when the weather gets cold! I hope you find them as useful as I have over the years.

1. Use Sunscreen
You’ve probably heard this little tip before, and I’m going to reiterate it: don’t stop using sunscreen in winter! To begin with, there’s still plenty of sun when the weather gets cold, and direct contact with unprotected skin can and will still burn you. Additionally, sun reflecting off of bright surfaces (such as snow) can still burn you – this is why, if you’re like me, your face burns every time you go skiing! Don’t forsake the sunscreen this season.

2. Use Oil-Based Moisturizers
This is another pretty popular trick that I picked up somewhere along the way. An oil-based skin moisturizer will keep your skin more moist for a longer period of time, and there are plenty of multi-purpose oils out there. I’d recommend checking out aromantic.co.uk, as there are a lot of suitable options – the organic almond oil is a personal favourite!

3. Protect Extremities
You’ve probably noticed that your hands and feet, and even your scalp, dry out more quickly than the rest of your body – so take extra strides to keep these body parts warm. Even if it doesn’t seem frigid cold outside, I like to throw on gloves, warm socks and a knit hat for the sake of my skin in the winter.

4. Use A Humidifier
Your home heater is your very best friend during the winter, but it also tends to dry out skin simply by pumping hot, dry air into your environment. This is why picking up a few humidifiers is a great idea. I’ve had luck with the Neostar brand at mysmartbuy.com, as it’s effective and decently portable.

5. Talk To A Dermatologist
If none of these tips are doing it for you, or if you just want to be extra careful to do everything in your power to keep your skin healthy, schedule an appointment with a professional. I try to see my dermatologist every year or so, and it’s a good way to make sure you’re on top of any tips and tricks that could be doing you good.

Michelle Watford is a fashion and beauty specialist. She is a personal stylist by day and blog contributor by night.

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