Top 10 Tips For Having Better Skin This Winter

Deciding on what is the best skincare for your skin can be hard, as well as choosing what products will help to improve the appearance of your skin and texture. It’s still so important to keep your hydrated and moisturisers, especially during the colder, winter months as the humidity levels drop dramatically. From hyaluronic acid to vitamin C serum to SPF and moisturiser, in this blog post, I’ll share 10 tips for having better skin this winter.

Take extra care of your eye area and lips

You might not be aware that your eye area and lips are very sensitive to the cold, meaning that if you don’t protect them from the elements can leave them completely exposed to the elements. Therefore, using moisturising products such as; serums and oil around the eyes and balms on the lips can provide a barrier against the dry, colder elements.

Layer up on your skincare

It’s essential to take good care of your skin, just like you would for your body to stay warm. For instance, when you feel cold, you wear warm clothing like coats, jumpers, and thermal vests. In the same way, you can take care of your skin by applying a moisturising serum that contains hyaluronic acid to clean the skin, followed by a moisturising cream. The serum helps hydrate the skin and prevent dryness, while facial oils can easily be absorbed by the skin and lock in moisture for hours. Finally, the moisturising cream seals everything together, and you can apply your makeup as usual.

Use a vitamin C serum

Vitamin C serums are incredibly valuable for collagen production and should be used consistently during the winter months. Don’t stop using it just because it’s winter; this is the most crucial time of the year to use it. The winter months can increase the risk of collagen loss and lead to an increase in wrinkles and fine lines, making it even more critical to continue using Vitamin C serums.


Exfoliating can be beneficial for your skin, but it is important to use a mild exfoliator to remove dead and dry cells. If you use a harsh exfoliant, it can be harmful to your skin. Harsh exfoliation can remove too much of the lipid barrier, which is necessary for protecting your skin and maintaining moisture levels while keeping irritants out. Damaging this barrier can cause redness, flakiness, itchiness, and irritation. Therefore, using a mild exfoliator will only remove the skin’s surface and allow serums and creams to penetrate deeper into the skin. It is an effective way to combat dullness and blackheads.

Always wear sunscreen

It is crucial to remember that sunscreen is not just for the summer months. It is recommended to wear it all year round to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and UV radiation. The best sunscreen to use is SPF 50, but the minimum you should use is SPF 30. Overexposure to the sun and UV radiation can lead to pigmentation issues, wrinkles, loss of collagen, and skin cancer. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from sun exposure but also helps even out skin tones and allows scars and hyperpigmentation to heal and lighten. Therefore, it is important to make sunscreen a regular part of your everyday skincare routine.

Keep out dehydrating ingredients

If you’re wondering how to identify skincare products that have dehydrating ingredients, here’s your answer: products that contain aggressive acid peels or mineral oils usually have dehydrating ingredients. These ingredients can be harmful to your skin cells and cause significant damage to the skin barrier function, which results in loss of water and exposure to external factors.

Incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine

Many people are unaware of the benefits of using hyaluronic acid products. However, it’s actually pretty amazing, as it helps the skin retain hydration without the need for heavy moisturizing creams. To put it simply, hyaluronic acid molecules can hold up to 1,000 times their own weight in water, effectively locking moisture into the skin.

Never be afraid of using retinoids

Yeah, sure the summertime is when your skin has much more sun exposure, even if you use sunscreen, however during the winter months your skin is still exposed to sunlight but also UV rays. So make sure to use retinoid products during the winter months as they can reverse some of the effects caused by sun exposure such as; dark spots and UV damage. Every other night use a retinoid product, followed by a rich moisturising cream or oil to help lock in hydration.

What’s your favourite skincare product that you use during the winter months?

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