Tips to combat winter skin

Dry skin? No, thank you.

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I’m not here to tell you things that you already know. I’m not going to tell you to drink water (even though you should!) I’m here to give you some hacks that you might or might not have already thought about.

My skin gets quite dry, tight and looks dull in winter so I’m always looking for new ways to lock in that moisture…

  • Bepanthen:
    I know what you’re thinking but hear me out…
    Bepanthen is such a multipurpose skin cream that’s gentle enough to use on babies so why shouldn’t we try it on our face? The cream is quite thick and can be tricky to distribute. It also leaves your skin looking oily, but trust me on this, IT WORKS!
    When my skin is feeling extra dry, I apply a generous amount and work it in before I go to sleep at night. I am left with my skin feeling incredibly soft. I also find that I break out less when using it regularly. Bepanthen has so many healing properties so it is no surprise that it works this well. I even apply it under my foundation sometimes if I’m going for a natural and glowy look. Thank me later…

  • Sunscreen:
    I’m not going to say too much about this except for that YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT IT!

  • Vaseline:
    Yeah, you read right. It’s that simple. During the winter months, I apply vaseline to my problem areas before going to sleep at night. Sure, it’s an oily substance but who doesn’t want to wake up with supple skin? ALSO, I love using it around my eyes to hydrate my skin. I doubt wrinkles are going to look good on me.

  • Humidifiers:
    Sleeping with a humidifier hydrates your skin naturally by adding moisture to the air. It also helps a lot with hayfever and sinus issues. Anyone else suffer during winter or is it just me?

  • Water temperature:
    I don’t know who needs to hear this but STOP SHOWERING IN PIPING HOT WATER!
    (yes, I’m raising my voice.)
    Boiling hot water strips your skin of moisture so why do it? Keep it luke warm.

That’s it. Simple tricks to take your skincare routine to the next level. You don’t even have to spend a lot money (ok, except for the humidifier but it’s such a great investment.)
Let’s exchange tips. How do you keep your skin hydrated in winter?