Winter Skincare Routine
Winter Skincare Routine
Now we are in winter, it’s important to carry on looking after our skin.
The colder weather can cause irritation and inflammation in the skin as the skins natural barrier becomes disrupted. The drop in temperature can also cause the skin to become drier, cracked and sore as well as exacerbating conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
How does the cold weather affect our skin?
Of course, central heating, hotter showers, and more time spent indoors can also impact negatively on your skin, increasing inflammation and irritation.
So what can we do to look after our skin?
Skin care is becoming even more confusing with the amount of acids, serums and other concotions now on the market. But don’t worry, we’ve got you.
Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated!
Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated, all you need is a few staples (that don’t need to cost the earth) to keep your skin looking healthy.
How can The Potting Shed help?
At The Potting Shed, we also use essential oils, such as chamomile, that help promote sleep and calm the mind. After your treatment, we can also give you a blend to take home with you and use in between your treatments to continue to help you sleep.
Reflexology can also help you get a good night’s sleep. Working reflex points, such as the pineal glad, can help to regulate circadian rhythms and help you get your body into a better sleeping pattern.
What basics do I need?
Here is a basic skincare regime that you can easily do at home!
A good cleanser
The first is a good cleanser, to get rid of pollutants, dirt and makeup as well as other nasty chemicals and toxins present in today’s environment. Here at The Potting Shed we use Evolve Beauty’s Cleansing Melt. Perfect for this time of year as it is deeply soothing and hydrated. For more oily skin we recommend their Daily Detox Facial Wash which rebalances the skin, cleanses impurities and aloe vera soothes the skin, and at only £16 it’s a bargain!
A serum is important this time of year, helping to add that extra boost of what your skin needs. For the colder months, we recommend Evolve’s hyaluronic acid! This serum is for all skin types, helping to hydrate the skin from within and plump up those fine lines and wrinkles. Oily skin also needs hydration, just not oil, hence why this lightweight natural serum is perfect!
Your skin then needs a moisturiser, for both day and night. You don’t need to buy two if you don’t want to. Just the one and use it both day and night! For drier skin we recommend Evolve’s Daily Renew Facial Moisturiser, which is both soothing and hydrating, or for the more mature skin, their Multi Peptide Cream, packed full of superfoods to deliver ageing protection. For oily skin, Evolves True Balance Lotion is perfect for reducing pore size and mattifying the skin.
Finally a SPF is a must have. Both in the winter and the summer. There is no point doing all the above if you’re going to neglect your skin without an SPF and leave it exposed to the damaging effects of UV. Climate Veil from Evolve protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is also beautifully tinted giving your skin that dewy finish.
So all you need to keep your skin healthy through these winter months, and looking Christmas Party ready, is only four products, with the most expensive only being £30. So no excuses! The products we have also mentioned are of course suitable for the summer months also, as well as being 100% vegan and cruelty-free.