Four ways to switch up your beauty routine for winter
As the weather cools down, it’s not just time for a change of wardrobe (hello coats and boots!) – but a switch-up of your skincare routine as well. Cue stuffy office heating and chilly winds in winter, which can result in dehydrated skin, and that’s not great for make-up application at all, is it!
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out our top 4 tips for a winter skincare routine, and you’ll be well on your way to healthy, radiant skin in winter.
Looking at laser hair removals or pigmentation treatments? As we head into winter, now is your time to indugle in your favourite light-based treatments.
While you still need to be mindful when outside – yes, SPF is key all-day-every day – you can relax knowing you aren’t missing out on any beach time while you commit to your new found, treatment routine.
Get yourself all prepped and ready for a hair-free summer, with hair removal laser treatments at Lovely by Skin Institute, Laser Clinics New Zealand and the Cosmetic Clinic.
Image: Laser Clinics Australia
As we tackle colder weather, our skin needs an extra touch of TLC. Thankfully, moisturisers are here to save the day. In summer, a lightweight gel-type moisturiser might work wonders, but come winter it may not be as effective for your skin.
Opting for a heavier moisturiser that acts as protective layer to seal in moisture and deliver hydration, is a good switch-up if you suffer from dry, flaky skin. We love these options below that deliver a hit of moisture without causing any breakouts:
• Avene Hydrance Optimale Aqua Cream available at Chemist Warehouse
• Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream available at Mecca
• Clinique Moisture Surge available at Farmers, Mecca
Image: @drunkelephant![clinique moisture surge]
Another tool to add to your skincare routine to combat dehydration, is serum. Serums are packed full of concentrated ingredients to target very specific concerns. With new-gen technology in the beauty realm, you’ll be glad to know that there is a serum for every skincare type.
Perfect for layering underneath your moisturiser, think of this step as an extra boost for additional hydration. We highly recommend the following options:
• Kate Someville Dermal Quench available at Mecca
• Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceraminde Capsules available at Farmers
• Dermalogica Skin hydrating booster, available at Farmers, Life Pharmacy, David Jones
• L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Serum, available at Chemist Warehouse, Farmers
Exfoliation is vital for healthy skin, all year-round. There are so many benefits of exfoliation, but namely, the fact that it helps unclog pores and in turn helps to prevent breakouts. Unclogged pores also enable use of your other skincare products to be more effective, penetrating deeper into your skin.
You can also opt for chemical exfoliations, such as acid-based skincare, or go for an in-clinic treatment such as microdermabrasion, or a high strength peel.
Try in-clinic microdermabrasion at Beauty & Beyond, Cinderella Beauty, Lovely by Skin Institute, Laser Clinics New Zealand
For home treatments, try:
• Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, available at Mecca
• Omorovicza Acid Fix, available at Mecca
• Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator available at Farmers, David Jones