Winter skincare essentials

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Winter skincare essentials

Harsh weather and heating can play havoc on skin during the winter months and your skin can become imbalanced of it's natural moisture. This is why it’s essential to step up your skincare routine and get your skin looking and feeling its best. But where do you start? We have you covered this winter with these skincare must-haves.

Cleanse off

During a time where your skin is taking a hit from the cold air, it needs gentle and soothing makeup removal. Cleansing your skin can also prevent harsh breakouts.


Pictured: Simple facial cleanser foaming wash available from Countdown, Sukin cream cleanser available from Life Pharmacy and Unichem.

Hydration, hydration, hydration

Using a good winter moisturiser is key to locking in your skin's natural moisture. A great winter moisturiser enhances the moisture content of your skin while also improving its smoothness.


Pictured: : Clinique Moisture Surge 72hr Auto Repair Hydrator, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream available from Farmers.

Don't forget about your body! With lots of focus on the face, it can be easy to forget about the rest of your body. But make sure you're keeping your limbs hydrated, it means less chance of a flaky skin.


Pictured: L'Occitane Shea butter ultra rich body cream, Pure Fiji hydrating body lotion available from About Face.

Nourish your lips

During winter the cold weather can really take a toll on our lips, cure your chapped lips this winter with these nourishing lip products. Another tip this winter is keep your lips exfoliated to eliminate some of the dry skin build up and flaking skin.


Pictured: MAC lip conditioner, MAC lip scrubtious, L'Occitane ultra rich lip balm.

Winter serums

When winter hits, the cold dry air does not do your skin any favours. Serums truly sink deep into your skin and help eradicate dryness. Serums are often thinner and more concentrated, they'll help repair your lipid barrier more effectively.


Pictured: Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin Plumping Serum available from Life Pharmacy, Olive Facial Booster Oil available from Farmers

Mask up

Masks are vital for many reasons - they can detoxify, add moisture and just generally make you feel like you're taking great care of yourself. Masks will certainly help save your skin during the winter months.


Pictured: The Body Shop Drops of Youth™ concentrate sheet mask, The Body Shop mineral & ginger warming massage clay mask.

From hydrating moisturisers to detoxifying facemasks, pick the products that'll keep your skin hydrated, refreshed and glowing this winter.