With temperatures dropping, our skin is bound to become more dry and vulnerable. It’s important to listen to your skin and give it what it needs. Here’s how to boost moisture.
Oil-based moisturiserYou will find that moisturisers that are water-based don’t work for dry skin in winter. Oils will create a protective layer over the skin so you’re sure to not get any cracks. Retaining moisture is key in winter and oils are perfect for this. Heavy body butters containing argan, coconut and macadamia oil, and almond milk should be your go-to in winter.
SunscreenYes, you should be using it in winter as well. The UVA radiation does decrease in winter however the UVB doesn’t. That alone can damage your skin so lather yourself in it before going out.
Grease upDry feet can cause irritation and peeling. Use products containing petroleum jelly or glycerine. Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead cells and for the moisturisers to get absorbed deeply.
Vitamin EThis is an essential for oily skin especially when it’s in a gel form. Vitamin E body creams are available in many drug stores.
Tea tree oilNaturally, the water temparature we use to shower in winter is hotter. Hot water can strip moisture from your skin. Rather add a few drops of tea oil to your shower gel in order to retain moisture on your skin.
Body washes over soapSoaps can be harsh to the skin so rather use a body wash for a much softer and radiant skin. For the face, a water based oil free face wash will do.