Weather variations can cause ongoing changes in your skin. Because of the lack of moisture in the air during the winter months, your skin tends to become drier. Therefore, your skincare routine for cold weather must include products that replenish moisture in your skin. This article will walk you through a step-by-step skincare routine for cold weather to get glowing, hydrated skin.
An effective daily skincare routine for cold weather
Step #1 Start with a gentle sulphate-free cleanser
Washing your face with a gentle, sulphate-free cleanser should be the first step in your skincare routine for cold weather. The Dr G Gentle Facial Foam eliminates dirt and debris without drying out the skin or disrupting the skin's natural oil balance, which is important in the winter. Use it in your bedtime and morning routines. If your skin is very dry, you might forgo cleansing with a face wash in the morning and just use a little water.
Step #2 Refresh and hydrate with a fine mist
In the winter, using a face mist to instantly refresh and calm your skin is crucial. It not only hydrates but also gives your skin a healthy glow.
The Dr G Avocado Glow Facial Mist can be used in the morning and evening routines, and at any time during the day. It is enriched with avocado, bamboo water, and vitamins C and E, which increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, and revitalise the skin.
Step #3 Layer your serums
Serums are a great addition to your skincare routine for cold weather. Serums with potent ingredients such as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide that target different concerns can be used every day in your routine. But how to layer them is key. If you have extremely dry skin, choose a vitamin C serum for your morning routine, such as the Dr G Active Vitamin C Serum, and then layer a hydrating serum on top. You may easily skip the former for your night routine.
Step #4 Use an eye cream
You might find it hard to believe, but the extreme cold may severely dry up the skin around your eyes, especially the eyelids. Investing in a nourishing eye cream is your saviour at such times. But don’t just stop at a moisturising eye cream— look for a formula with active ingredients in it. The Dr G Eye Rescue Cream is enriched with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, jojoba oil, and fermented yeast that targets puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles along with restoring skin barrier integrity.
Step #5 Slather on moisturiser
No matter what skin type you have, using a moisturiser is non-negotiable. A hydrating moisturiser helps to smooth out flaky dry patches of your skin. When applied on damp skin, it penetrates deeper layers of your skin and rejuvenates it. If you had to pick just one product for your skincare routine for cold weather, this is it.
Step #6 Use a face oil to seal moisture
Trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) occurs when the skin loses moisture due to cold temperatures and low humidity, which is rather typical during the winter. Water evaporates more quickly in a dry environment, which causes our skin to become dry and irritated. In such cases, a dedicated facial oil like the Dr G Face Oil comes in handy. Applying it to dry skin before bed not only helps to seal in everything you've applied but you also see an amazing glow the next morning.
Step #7 Apply SPF in the morning
Whether or not you can see the sun, the sun's rays can still be quite intense and harmful in the winter. No matter the season, wearing sunscreen is great for your skin if you're out in the sun or sitting by a window at home. For the best protection, use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.
Winter can be harsh on your skin, causing it to become dry, flaky, and difficult to manage. Follow this skincare routine for chilly weather and drink plenty of water to beat the winter blues.