Seasonal Skincare Rules
The basics. We all know the basic rules of skincare; eat a balanced diet, use a good moisturiser day and night, get enough sleep, stay hydrated, avoid UV and stop smoking. These basics should be second nature and are relevant all year round. Though our skin’s needs may change as we get older they are a great set of basic rules to start with.
Makeup rules. Always remove your makeup before you go to sleep, it will clog your pores if you sleep in it, causing outbreaks. Sleeping in your makeup also means giving up the chance to replenish your skin with moisture overnight which is particularly important during the winter. Also, invest in makeup that suits your skin type, particularly when choosing a base. Take time and seek advice when purchasing a foundation, this product should last about 3 months so try to see it as an investment in your appearance. If you find that your skin changes with the seasons consider changing your base with them too, i.e. choose something more moisturising during the colder months and a lighter product in the summer.
Facemasks and exfoliation. Try to avoid harsh clay masks and over exfoliating during the winter as they may dry out your skin and can even lead to spots as your skin reacts by producing more sebum. We love these alternative natural homemade masks which do both jobs in one; try either a teaspoon of Manuka honey or natural yogurt mixed with half a teaspoon of oatmeal, apply to the face at bath time, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse for wonderfully soft skin.
Sunglasses. No fuss and one of the easiest ways to help prevent wrinkles. Not only will sunglasses directly help to protect your eyes from UV rays without the need for heavy eye creams, they also prevent squinting which is another big cause of facial wrinkling. Don’t forget your shades just because it’s cold outside, If there is enough sunlight to cause you to strain or squint then you should be wearing them.