There are a lot of skin care tips to prevent blemishes now that we are having to wear masks most of the time. As well as the dreaded ‘maskne’, we’re going to need to take into consid...
In summer, our skin naturally produces more oil so you should use a stronger cleanser to battle this. During the colder months, you should switch to something softer and more moisturising, like a cleansing balm or oil. This will hydrate your skin while cleansing, protecting your skin’s barrier from any additional damage.
Top tip: Avoid using hot water when cleansing as it strips moisture from the skin, use warm water
Dry skin is probably the most common problem in the colder months. The air is drier so our skin will lose moisture much faster. Hyaluronic acid is one of the best solutions for this as it has great ability to hydrate the skin. Apply a hyaluronic acid serum straight after cleansing to lock in the moisture.
Fact: Hyaluronic acid can hold up to one thousand times its own weight in water
Lightweight moisturisers are great during the summer, but a thicker, richer formula is best for the colder months. If you normally prefer a lighter moisturiser during the day, or under make-up, use your thicker moisturiser at night to regain moisture.
Top tip: Oils are also a great way to add moisture, but if you don’t like that oily feeling, just add a few drops into your moisturiser
The skin on our lips lack oil-producing glands so it can struggle to produce and retain moisture which is why lips are prone to dryness. Avoid fragranced balms as these will irritate the lips further. A good lip balm has a combination of occlusive, emollient and humectant ingredients (humectants add moisture while occlusive and emollients prevent it from evaporating). Lanolin and beeswax lip balms cover all three bases.
Fact: The skin on our lips is four times thinner than the skin on our face
5th November 2020