As the dark nights and colder weather sets in, now is the perfect time to adjust your skin care routine to ensure your skin isn’t left to “hang out to dry” over the winter. 
A seasonal skincare routine is just as important as a seasonal wardrobe and seeing as our skin is the body’s largest organ it is important we look after it as the temperatures change. 
The drastic change in weather along with the cranked up central heating can often leave the most normal skin types feeling dry and dehydrated but, If you already suffer with dry skin, then a change in temperature can leave your skin feeling even more irritated. 
However, the good news is is that you do not need to spend as much on winter skin care regime as what you would on a winter wardrobe and just a few simple adjustments to the products you use will ensure your skin remains healthy and dewy during the colder months. 
Hydrate wherever possible 
Use hydrating face masks, lots of hydrating sprays and a lovely rich hydrating moisturiser. Your skin will thank you! 
Invest in a decent facial oil 
Autumn/winter is a good time to introduce a facial oil into your skin care routine. Again, you are aiming to hydrate the skin so avoid anything that feels greasy or like you have an oil slick on your face! 
Change the cleanser 
Cleansing is the first step in any skin care routine. During the winter switching to cleansing milks and balms will add another kick of hydration to your skin care routine. 
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! 
Did I mention exfoliate? Exfoliating removes dead skins cells and will allow your hydrating serums, oils and creams to get right into the skin. Again, be careful not to use anything too drying or harsh on your skin as this can cause the skin to go into overdrive! 
One of the biggest mistakes people make during the colder seasons 
Not changing your skin care products can not only leave the skin feeling dry and dehydrated but it can also leave the skin oily and prone to breakouts. Why? Because your sebaceous glands (the glands that produce sebum/oil) are working overtime trying to hydrate your skin! 
Central heating strips the humidity from the air making the air drier. Add in blasts of cold air from outside and it can cause the sebaceous gland to work overtime. Over-active sebaceous glands mean excess oil which can cause breakouts so by adding more moisture to the skin can help keep the oil production to a minimum. 
So, help your skin along and providing it with more moisture during your morning and evening routine. 
REMEMBER- everyone’s skin is different so be sure to pay attention to how your skins feels when using certain products and stick with brands and products you feel comfortable with. 
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