Real talk: The winter season comes with its perks of being able to curl up by the fireplace, not have to shave your legs till Spring, binge watch Netflix on those rainy days and have an excuse for not going out hah.
However winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Dry skin? Check. Flaky lips? Check. Feet that shouldn’t see the light of day? Check. Basically, winter weather can do a number on your skin—from head to toe.
Luckily, smoothing things out isn’t impossible. In fact, there are some easy cold weather beauty hacks that you can incorporate into your skin care routine to feel softer, stat.
Ready to go? Cleanse your skin with a gentle facial cleanser, try out our Oil Cleanser that is currently on special till tonight and proceed to incorporate the following skin care hacks into your routine.
SKIN CARE HACK #1: EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS
No one wants to have that flaky chapped pout look. Just like the rest of your face, your lips could benefit from some exfoliating too. Before you apply your winter lip colour to your lips that are as dry as the desert, add a lip scrub to your routine.
Take a pick of either our Cola or Bubblegum Sugar Scrub currently on sale for only $5. Not only will exfoliating your lips help keep them from chapping, but it will also help your lip colour apply smoothly and last longer.
SKIN CARE HACK #2: SWAP IN A WATER-BASED MOISTURISER
When the weather is making your skin feel oh-so-dry, sometimes your regular moisturiser just won’t cut it. So, after cleansing your face with a gentle facial cleanser, consider replacing your standard moisturiser with a water-based one instead. No matter your skin type, water-based moisturisers offer lightweight hydration and a “boost” of H2O for your skin. To choose the right water-based option for you, make your selection—from the moisturisers below—based on your skin type.
Papaya and Lemon Face Cream – Oily/Combination
Pomegranate and Raspberry Face Cream – Dry/Mature Skin
Frankincense and Mandarin Face Cream – Normal/Dry
SKIN care hack #3: turn the temps down in the shower
Hot showers may feel great but they can dry out your skin. That’s because when water is too warm, it can actually strip your skin of the natural oils it needs to maintain proper moisture levels. And oh yeah, it can also leave your skin feeling tight and raw (ouch!). So, if you want to alter your skin care routine beyond the skin care products you use, turn the dial down and use lukewarm water for showers instead as well as when you wash your face.
SKIN CARE HACK #4: USE your MOISTURIsER AT THE RIGHT TIMe skin
After you’ve washed your face and body and showered, don’t wait until you’re dry to apply your moisturiser or body butter. Do it when your skin is still damp. Pat yourself with a towel (avoid harsh rubbing), then apply your face moisturiser and body butter. The best time for your skin to receive hydration and lock in moisture is when your skin is damp post-cleansing, so don't miss this opportunity!
SKIN CARE HACK #5: DRINK WATER lots of water
We get to hear this one again and again. But even after knowing this how many of us actually imply this tip in our life. In order to get rid of all the toxins, it is very important to drink as much water as possible throughout the day. This will not only help you in obtaining a clear skin but will also help in maintaining a proper health. Try to drink a big glass or mug of water to drink a large quantity of water in one go.
SKIN CARE HACK #6: EXFOLIATE ONE TO TWO TIMES A WEEK
Exfoliating in the winter may seem counterintuitive, but it's actually the key to clear, glowing skin. To help maintain a nice glow, it is still okay to exfoliate one to two times per week in the winter months to help eliminate the dead skin on the surface which can lead to dullness. Try our Green Coffee Bean Sugar Scrub or Tropicana Sugar Scrub.
SKIN CARE HACK #7: Use a facial oil
Winters are a great time to introduce a facial oil into your skincare. If you have dry to normal skin, then you can easily add a facial oil as an overnight treatment. A facial oil is a mixture of various skin loving oils and essential oils. It not only moisturizes your skin but also bestow your skin with several benefits. Our Charismatic Glow face oil is currently on special until tonight for only $28.70.
SKIN CARE HACK #8: Clean your makeup brushes REGULARLY
This is also one of the most important and the most ignored tip for keeping your skin healthy and clean. If you use makeup brushes for your makeup application, then you must clean your brushes once a week without fail. Dirty makeup brushes are the breeding bed of germs and bacteria. When using dirty brushes for applying you transfer all the germs onto your face leading to skin related issues.
SKIN CARE HACK #9: BUST OUT THE HUMIDIFIER
The low moisture in the air during winter can cause your skin to feel dry. Investing in a humidifier can help counteract that since they add moisture back into the environment. Humidifiers help your skin retain hydration, so this is one purchase that’s totally worth it.
SKIN CARE HACK #10: STOCK UP ON HAND CREAM
It’s not just the skin on your face that’s prone to dryness in the winter—your hands are often left vulnerable to the same environmental elements as your complexion. One of the easiest ways to prevent dry hands is by adding a hand cream to your skin care routine. Stash one in your kitchen, bathroom, and at your desk—trust us, your hands will thank you. Apply hand cream after doing the dishes, washing your hands, and using hand sanitizer (many of which have drying formulas). Did you know? Our body butter doubles up as a hand cream and contains no drying formulas and is 100% natural.