With Halloween gone, cold weather is now coming for real. Of course, it already got colder than summer but the weather’s still not too bad. This week, some of us will experience pretty cold temperatures within the UK so you might want to be prepared against the cold! Dryness, itchiness, blemishes or even burning sensation can appear when you expose your skin to cold temperature. The difference in temperature between our home and outside can also lead your skin to uncomfortable issues.

So, how can you take care of your skin when it gets cold? 

Switch to a richer moisturizer

When the weather’s hot, having a light texture moisturizer is a must if you have combination-oily skin. Rich texture can be too rich, even for normal skin. But, when the cold weather comes, it’s the other way around. Water-based moisturizer won’t protect your skin from the cold. Quite the contrary. When it’s cold, the water in your moisturizer will get colder which can lead to rednesses on your skin. 

What you need to protect your skin from the cold is a protective film on your skin. Natural oils (avocado, argan, hemp, etc.) kinds of butter (mango, shea, cocoa, etc.) can be used as a botanical film on your skin. Mineral oils such as vaseline can also create a film on your skin but be aware of cleansing it correctly or it could favour a spots outbreak, same for some natural oils. The film they create on the top of your skin will protect your skin from the cold and retain the hydration level of your skin. 

Don’t underestimate the power of skincare

If you’re looking for something more than a shield on your skin, you can look for rich moisturizers with filmogenic ingredients that will create an environmental shield on your skin as well as hydrate and treat issues depending on the one you chose. Ray of Light regenerating day cream is a fantastic moisturizer for the colder months as it will protect, hydrate and moisturize your skin. 

You can also add a serum for a hydration boost to your routine! Radiant Glow illuminating serum is formulated to improve your natural glow and is formulated with hyaluronic acid, squalane and aloe vera to hydrate deeply your skin. By combining Radiant Glow and Ray of Light, you ensure to capture the hydration within your skin and to protect it from external aggression. Buy illuminating serum now and enjoy a promotional bargain if you get it with Primal Light global eye contour treatment to save £15.

Eat and drink accordingly to your needs

There are no bad ways to hydrate your skin. Drink a lot of water and use non-toxic skincare. Herbal teas are a great way to warm up and enjoy a healthy drink when it’s cold. You can almost drink as much as you want, as long as you don’t force yourself. Remember it’s better to take little sips all day long than to drink a lot at the same time! That way you ensure to deliver water uniformly to your body all day long.

Food rich in omega 3 and good fats is also important to maintain your hydrolipidic film. Olive, canola, sesame, olive, nuts, avocado, flaxseed, fatty fish or fish oil are good sources of “good fats”!

Do you have any tips to share to protect the skin during cold months? Share with us!