During the autumn and winter months, we typically experience drier skin. Wind, rain, and then heading indoors to hot central heating can take its toll on your skin! This means winter skin can look tired and blotchy. Worse yet, a build-up of dry skin cells can blog pores and cause more breakouts. Winter skin care is all about using the right make-up, skincare and natural supplements can make all the difference to keep your skin looking great during the colder months.
So what can you do?
1. Swap your cleanser
Swap your help for a creamier alternative so essential oils aren’t stripped away. Tea tree oil is perfect for winter months.
2. Find a natural clear skin supplement for acne
Some skin supplements like ‘help: clear skin’ by Works with Water Nutraceuticals (£22.94) can help to clean your skin from the inside in around 4-6 weeks. The active ingredient lactoferrin which is extracted from milk reduced the bacteria being produced in your skin. helping reduce acne and blemishes – a perfect way to boost your skin’s healing power through the winter.
3. Gently exfoliate your skin
Continue to exfoliate your skin in winter, just as you would all year round. A good cycle is 2-3 times per week. This will prevent dead skin from blocking your pores, keeping skin clear and helping you to avoid acne breakouts.
4. Use a foundation suitable for acne prone skin
We often need more coverage in winter with paler skin and more visible skin imperfections. The problem with this is that some foundations can make skin worse, especially when they’re too oily. Click here to see our guide to the best foundations for acne prone skin.
5. Hydrate your skin by drinking more water
Don’t forget to keep hydrated in winter. It might not be hot, but all the indoor heating and with dry outdoor winter air can have a noticeable effect. The solution is easy: drinking water or if you prefer something warm, herbal teas. On top of that, the water helps flush out toxins. Perfect!