It's that time of year again when the weather isn't great and our skin starts to feel the effects of lack of vitamin D and fresh air. Being inside with the heating blasted high and then stepping outside into the cold damp air can wreak havoc on our skin and leave you wondering just how combat it?
We've listed 5 tips for clearer skin below!
- Wash your face twice a day
This might seem obvious for many, but if you are prone to breakouts or have oily skin then don't skip on washing your face twice a day. Find a cleanser that works for you, use warm (not hot!) water, and we recommend using an organic cotton cloth (one in the morning, and a different one in the evening)
- Don’t overdo it on the facemasks
We know how tempting it is to reach for a facemask the second a problem arises, but if you’re always putting things on your skin, you’re not giving it a chance to breathe. The best thing to do is to see a facialist once a month and let them set a skincare routine for you. If you can’t see a facialist then we recommend using a mild facemask one to two times a week.
- Exfoliate… but not too much
If you are prone to problem skin then exfoliating can work wonders, but the trick is to not do it too much or you can end up adding to the problem rather than helping to fix or contain it. Don’t exfoliate every day as this can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause breakouts, instead we recommend two to three times a week maximum.
- Get plenty of sleep
We know that sleep is amazing for just about everything (providing you’re not getting too much off it…), but it could also be amazing for your skin. To aim for a healthy amount of sleep try and get 7 to 9 hours a night and avoid distractions in your room like TVs and phones.
- Maybe it’s time for a new make-up
Make-up can help on those days when our skin feels like it needs a little “air-brushing” but it’s important to take the time to choose one that doesn’t clog your pores and stops your skin from breathing. Try and pick a natural brand that isn’t filled with crazy chemicals and if you can maybe try and go without foundation and opt for bronzers and primers instead. I know that my skin has been miles better since I ditched the foundation in my day-to-day life!