Shoshana Eisner: How to winterise your skincare routine

Shoshana Eisner: Tips on adjusting your skincare routine for the winter season

Your skin’s needs are different in the colder months than the warmer months. Your skin may already be feeling drier, duller, a little tighter than usual or even irritated. Generally, your skin is in need of a little TLC.

So here are my Winter Skincare Dos and Don’ts:

Do: Use an exfoliator to remove dead, dull skin and allow your moisturiser to work more effectively. Don’t forget your body also needs exfoliating now, more than ever!

Don’t: Use a harsh exfoliant. Choose something gentle and no more than twice a week.

Do: Go for a hydrating no rinse cleanser that can cleanser and hydrate in one but most importantly, won’t strip your skin of it’s protective oils.

Don’t: Use products containing artificial fragrances, which can be irritating on already dry skin. Go for an unscented or naturally scented option.

Do: Step up your moisturiser. I recommend all my clients move up to the next richest Face Cream. Your skin will soak it up!

Don’t: Add more of the same and think this will do the trick! If your skin is dry, don’t ignore it. It’s time for a boost.

Do: Add a nourishing night cream to your routine. I am a massive night cream fan as they work differently to day creams, designed to work slowly overnight when your skin is already in repair mode whereas a day cream is designed to penetrate quickly.

Do: Use a humidifier in your bedroom.

Do: Take time to relax and hydrate your body with a moisturising bath oil. Your body will feel the difference for days to come.

Definitely: Add a booster by way of a treatment serum to protect your skin from the cold and harsh elements and power up your moisturiser. Cooler season skin needs a lot more moisture.

And last but by no means least:  Whatever your skin-type, add anti-aging eye cream into your routine – people always forget about the delicate skin area around their eyes. This area is most prone to dryness and fine lines during colder months. So be kind to your eyes.