On a cold wintery night, you’ll bundle your feet into warm slippers and snuggle up with a hot water bottle to keep yourself cosy but could you do more to keep your skin comfortable during a cold snap? Here we reveal the best night skin care routine for winter.
WHY DOES SKIN FEEL DRY DURING WINTER?
Does your skin feel dry, tight and flaky? During the winter it’s normal to notice that your skin is struggling to maintain the hydration it needs to stay healthy. This can be caused by many factors including dehydrating central heating and skin-chaffing blustery weather.
We also change our eating habits in the winter and swapping fresh fruit and vegetables for carb-laden comfort foods can leave your skin low on nutrients.
To counteract this, it is important that you replenish any lost moisture and nutrients with effective skin care at night. Cellular repair mainly happens during the early hours so choosing the best night skin care routine for dry skin is the ideal way to address parched winter skin.
To help you build an effective night beauty routine we asked our Cosmetic Scientist, Ian Taylor, which natural night cream ingredients are best for locking hydration into dry skin.
THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR LOCKING HYDRATION INTO THE SKIN AT NIGHT
Ian says: “When choosing hydrating winter skin care it is important that you look closely at the base oils used in your face creams and facial oils. These are usually listed high on the ingredients list and each oil will deliver a different benefit.
“For soft, hydrated skin, the best base oils to look for are Jojoba oil, Almond oil, Rosehip oil, Sunflower oil, Pomegranate Oil and Squalane that is derived from Olive. These skin-softening ingredients anchor moisture into the skin and because they are high in fatty acids they also have powerful emollient properties.”
WINTER NIGHT TIME SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEPS
PREVENTING DRY SKIN AT NIGHT
Much like we add an extra layer of clothing to lock in warmth, dry skin needs an extra dose of hydration to maintain its moisture levels during the cold weather seasons. Layering your night-time skin care is easy to do and helps to trap moisture into dry skin.
- Cleanse: remove make-up and dirt
- Scrub: lift away dead skin cells twice a week
- Serum: apply your serum first as this sinks deepest into the skin tissue
- Cream: apply your night cream and eye cream using a tapping motion to penetrate the skin barrier
- Oil: select a nutrient-rich facial oil and lightly tap this into the skin to seal in hydration
SNUGGLE UP WITH OUR WINTER NIGHT MASK
Snuggle up on chilly winter nights with our winter skin wonder, which replaces a night cream, eye cream and facial oil.
Applying the Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 2-3 times a week is an effortless way to ensure your skin is getting all the nutrients and hydration it needs to stay hydrated, plump and vibrant.
"I love this product! The scent is absolutely lovely, it feels silky smooth to put on my skin and leaves my skin silky smooth, too, which is great since I'm in my 60s. I have already started recommending Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask to my friends."
Do you have any questions about night skin care routines? Please get in touch by commenting below with your question or send it via email to email@example.com. Our friendly customer care team are also happy to help give personal skin recommendations over the phone on 01403 740350.