The colder months of the year are the harshest on our skin which often becomes pale, dry, and dull. In this article, I’ll be giving you some tips on how to crack the cold weather skincare codes with a brief winter skin product guide suited to your budget. Insha Allah, you will be on your way to great winter skin.
• Continue to cleanse, tone, and moisturize as you would any other time of the year.
• Change your moisturizer; your summer cream should be different from your winter cream. Ideally, use something with Vitamin C and more hydration. Remember that a thicker cream does not mean more hydration, so don’t go and buy Vaseline petroleum jelly for the winter
• Continue to wear SPF (sun protection factor) in the colder months; it’s a year-round endeavor. It doesn’t have to be high, though: you’re looking at SPF 10 – 15.
• Don’t use harsh exfoliants. It may seem like they are refreshing your skin but actually, they are damaging your protective barrier. Instead, use enzyme-based exfoliants which are more gentle or opt for less gritty ones.
• Take some oral supplements: Omegas, multivitamins, and vitamin C.
• Eat healthily. In the winter months, we tend to slack off with our diet as being cold and indoors most of the time makes us want to eat more. So train yourself to have a healthier diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Soups are great for the winter months and you can go crazy with the vegetables.
Winter Product Guide
Here is a brief on the most winter-friendly skincare available.
- Cheap: Palmer’s Cocoa butter – $4
Cheap and cheerful does the job of hydrating and locking in moisture.
- Average: Body Shop’s Vitamin C daily Moisturiser SPF30 – $23
Decent moisturizer for the winter, has vitamin C, and added sun protection.
- Expensive: Dermalogica Super Rich Repair – $89
A nourishing skin treatment cream that rescues dry and dehydrated skin. Contains Shea butter and jojoba oil to help replenish your skin’s natural moisture.
A gentle exfoliant that helps remove impurities and is good for sensitive skin.
- Average: Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector – $24
Uses a 10% blend of skincare acids to remove dead skin for a natural glow.
- Expensive: Tatcha The Rice Polish: Gentle – $65
A water-activated exfoliant. Includes Japanese rice bran and licorice root extracts.
Cheap: Advanced Clinical Serum, Vitamin C – $5
Affordable Vitamin C serum promotes a firmer complexion
Average: Glossier Superglow, Vitamin C and Magnesium Serum $28
Cruelty-free, this serum is a decent price and helps energize and enhance your skin
Expensive: Dermtheory Daily C – $119
More on the pricey side, this serum blends natural ingredients with science-backed ones to create a well-balanced serum.
Originally posted on sistersmagazine.com, written by Shadiyah Marshall