With the weather cool, it's time to rug up with plenty of cosy, warm layers. While you're covered from head to toe, you might pay less attention to your skin during these frosty months. But it's still important to take good care of your skin – that way, it'll be ready to peek out again when the weather warms back up!
To provide us with some guidance and lend their helping hand, GINGER&ME, a skin health and mindfulness brand, has provided us with four key steps to help us take care of our skin during those cooler Winter months.
Stay Sun Safe
We all need to use adequate sun protection year-round to prevent skin damage from the sun. As glorious as it is to enjoy a sunny winter's day, make sure you still apply sunscreen where your skin is exposed. Excessive sun exposure can also dry out your skin, which could lead to issues like redness, flakiness, irritation, and sensitivity.
Be especially careful of sunburn if you're in the snow. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is more intense in alpine areas, as snow can reflect the sun's rays. This means you still need to be sun safe even on cold or cloudy days.
Look after your Lips
For many people, their lips are the sign that winter has well and truly arrived. Lip dryness, flaking, irritation, stinging, chapping, and cracking tend to occur in winter because of the cold air, low humidity, and gusty winds.
A lip balm rich in nourishing oils and butters, such as the GINGER&ME 3-in-1 Lip Balm, have an occlusive effect. This means they prevent moisture loss by creating a physical barrier, which counters dehydration and revives troubled lips.
Treat your Hands and Feet
Like our lips, it's common for the skin on our hands to become dry and irritated in winter. Nourish your hands with GINGER&ME Brightening Hand Cream, which softens and moisturises the skin to prevent dryness. If your hands are extra dry, sleep with cotton socks on them as often as needed. It might sound odd, but this trick works by minimising moisture loss from your skin and skincare products.
While your feet spend more time covered up, it's the perfect time for a foot peel. These treatments encourage your skin to gently shed, so you might like to do it in winter when you're not wearing open shoes as often. The GINGER&ME 7-Day Exfoliating Foot Peel breaks down and exfoliates dead skin from your feet, revealing soft and smooth skin in as little as a week.
Pamper your Body
Few things are more relaxing than a warm bath or steamy shower on a cold night. Set the scene for an at-home spa treatment by lighting a GINGER&ME Mindfulness Candle. Start your skincare routine by buffing away dry, rough, or dead skin from your body with the GINGER&ME Sugar Scrub. After rinsing your skin, add a few drops of GINGER&ME Body Oil to your tub or massage it into your skin during your shower. When ready to dry off, apply the rich GINGER&ME Body Butter to slightly damp skin to lock in moisture and hydration.
All of this nourishment will ensure your skin feels moisturised, smooth, and rejuvenated through winter – and looking supple when spring arrives.
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