10 Ways To Get Soft Supple Skin This Season
Winter is harsh on our skin — harsh winds, indoor heating, cold rain — and there's nothing worse than being constantly dry, flaky and uncomfortable. So here's our top-line cheats guide to getting your best, most hydrated, complexion ever:
Clean your skin with a cream or oil-based cleanser, foaming or soap-based formulas can be too harsh on Winter skin.
Sloughing off your dead skin cells helps to increase circulation and encourage cell turnover.
A hydrating serum will deeply moisturise your skin, the small molecules allow for more penetration and therefore hydrate more than just the top layer of your skin.
Even in Winter you must wear an SPF. Clouds and rain don't stop UV rays coming through and damaging your skin.
Stepping up your moisturiser in Winter can give you extra nourishment. Use an even thicker, richer formula at night when your skin is in rejuvenation mode.
Using a barrier cream for any extra sensitive bits (think dry nose), will stop the Winter cold and wind from doing more damage.
Keeping a lipbalm in your pocket, car and handbag for constant applications will keep chapped, dry lips at bay.
Lock in Water
As soon as you jump out of your shower or bath, towel dry and apply your moisturiser quick-smart. This will help the moisture stay on and in your skin.
Turn Down The Temp
A hot shower or bath seems like one of Winter's most sought after luxuries, but don't make it too scalding, hot water actually dries out your skin more.
Feet and Hands
Don't forget your extremities! Slather on a rich moisturiser and then slip on some socks and gloves before hitting the hay for a deeply nourishing treat.
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— Additional reporting Laura Wilson and Justine Dunton-Rose