The mercury may be dropping, but don’t get too chilled when it comes to your skincare regimen. By following these three simple skincare tips, you’ll ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated and fresh for a spring awakening!
1. Switch Up Your Cleanser
When you factor in elements like the cold and wind, it’s easy to understand how your skin can become turn dry and dull during winter. Gel foaming cleansers, which are great in warmer months can unfortunately dry out skin when the temperature drops. Instead, try a cleansing oil or cream which will keep your skin supple. If you’re worried about breakouts or have an oily complexion, just make sure your cleanser of choice is non-comedogenic (formulated not to block pores).
WC PICK: Shu Uemura Co Ultime8 2017 P/B 450 Ad Cleansing Oil, $158 at David Jones (Gateway, Level 1)
2. Moisture To The Max
With your choice of moisturiser, think thick! The lightweight gel moisturisers that have seen you through summer unfortunately will not provide the hydration your skin needs to combat winter. Instead, switch to a cream moisturiser which keeps moisture locked into your skin. For an extra level of protection, use a rich night cream once a week for extra smooth skin all winter long.
WC PICK: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Mask, $85 at Napoleon Perdis (Crown, Level G)
3. Pay Lip Service
One of the first areas to suffer during winter are your lips. To prevent them becoming dry, chapped or cracked, ensure you use a nourishing lip balm that will shield this vulnerable area from the winter elements. For an extra kissable pout, use a lip scrub before you apply lipstick to remove any excess flaking.
WC PICK: Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious SPF 25+, $28 at Mecca Maxima (Gateway, Level 1)