The weather is getting colder, and it’s time to start thinking about how we can protect our skin during these cold winter months. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to ensure your face stays looking its best all year long, these five tips will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Moisturise Regularly

The most important thing you can do for your skin during the winter is to moisturise regularly. Look for an oil-based moisturiser that will lock in moisture without clogging your pores. You should also look for one that contains antioxidants such as vitamin C or CoQ10, which will help protect your skin from environmental damage.

Exfoliate Weekly

Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, keeping it looking fresh and clear. Try using a gentle scrub or exfoliating mask once a week to slough away any built-up dead skin cells and reveal a brighter complexion beneath. Just be sure not to over-exfoliate. Doing so could cause irritation and make your skin more susceptible to dryness and breakouts.

Use Sunscreen All Year Round

Sunscreen isn’t just for summer! Even when it’s cloudy outside, UV rays are still present, so don’t forget to apply SPF 30 or higher before you head out the door each day. It’s especially important if you plan on spending time outdoors in the snow since the sun reflects off the snow and can cause sunburns even on cloudy days.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is key for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin no matter what season it is! Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day to keep your body (and your complexion) well hydrated throughout the winter months. Eating foods that are high in water content like cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, celery, and citrus fruits are also great ways to supplement your daily water intake.

Take Short Showers/Baths

Hot showers may be tempting when it’s cold outside but try not to stay in too long as hot water can strip away natural oils from the surface of your skin leaving it feeling dry and irritated afterwards. Keep showers short (5 minutes or less) with warm (not hot) water instead, it will be better for both your health and complexion!

Conclusion

Taking care of our skin during these cold winter months doesn’t have to be complicated, just follow these 5 simple tips for a healthier-looking complexion all year round. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different so if something isn’t working for you try switching up products until you find something that does work better for you. Remember that proper skincare takes time so don’t get discouraged if results don’t come quickly, consistency is key. With a little bit of patience and some TLC, you’ll soon see a softer, smoother and healthier-looking complexion during the winter months.