How To Beat Dry Skin

how to beat dry skin in winter photo by Dmitry Ratushny

It’s no use hiding – follow our advice for keeping skin in tip top shape until spring

Icy wind and central heating can have serious consequences for our skin’s moisture levels. Follow our tips for how to beat dry skin, and you’ll be sporting a healthy, envy-inducing glow in no time.

How to beat dry skin in winter

1. Hydrate

While winter might not be your favourite time to slurp down icy cold water, failing to get your eight glasses of water per day will have serious consequences for your skin. Start the day with a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon, have a glass of water with every meal, and try to switch your go-to caffeinated beverage with a green tea that’s packed with antioxidants.

2. Moisturise

Review your moisturising regiment in winter, as your skin will have different needs throughout the year. Winter is a good time to try ultra-hydrating oils to cleanse and balance your skin’s oil balance.

3. Cover up

Keeping extremities out of the cold air is the best way to prevent dry and chapped skin in winter. Invest in a stylish pair of gloves to keep your hands from drying out, and make sure you always wear a scarf that can be pulled up over your face in a pinch.

4. Cleanse and Tone

Although jumping straight into bed at the end of a long day seems tempting, it’s important to remain faithful to your cleansing and toning routine, even if it feels like the arctic in your bathroom. Speed up the process with a cleansing device such as the Clarisonic or Foreo Luna.

5. Exfoliate

Without the sun to provide a summery glow, our skin can start to look a little dull in winter. If you opt to avoid self-tanners, you can still get an authentic glow by making sure you regularly exfoliate your skin.

6. Get Outdoors

It may be tempting to stay indoors where it’s toasty warm, but getting some fresh air will do wonders for your skin and your mood! Even just a stroll in the park on a dry day will give you a boost – and take a travel mug of green tea to keep you warm.

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