Yep it's that time of year again when we vigorously hit snooze on our alarms, ask the taxi driver to blast the heater after heading home from a night out, and blow dry our bed socks before we hit the hay (okay maybe not the last one)... Winter! It's here, and the dry, cracked, flaky effects of the cold can be a tough time for our skin. So in honour of Beyonce, we put a list of tried and tested beauty tips to ensure that you 'ride round flawless this winter.
1) Scrub lightly
We all know the benefits of exfoliation, and during winter it remains important to exfoliate regularly to keep skin looking fresh. However be careful not to go OTT with the loofah and scrub too hard, it can strip the skin of moisture potentially causing irritation. Also remember to hone in on those thicker areas, such as your elbows, knees and heels. So when you're in the shower next try Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, or the #trending scrub of the moment, Frank Body Coffee Scrub.
2) Moisturise properly
It sounds like a boring old classic, because it is and it works. But what is important in winter is that you moisturise ASAP, after you get out of the shower or bath. If you apply whilst your skin is slightly damp then your trusty moisturiser will seep into your pores for maximum penetration, which equals maximum hydration.
PS. Avoid blazing hot temperatures when you are having a shower or bath, as nice as it is, it strips your skins natural oils, this can cause redness and dehydrate your skin.
3) Smile - no more cracked lips
Aren't chapped and cracked lips the worst! This winter do more than balm them up with Pawpaw or Eight Hour Cream and treat them to a lip mask. Try Lovely ME: BeBe Lip Mask by the Face Shop or Sephora's Agave Lip Mask. It attacks dry skin at the core, absorbing your lips with soothing ingredients to replenish and moisturise your pout.
4) Aloe vera. Yes aloe vera
It is not just for those nasty summer sunburns, using aloe vera in winter softens dead skin cells aiding in their removal and promoting cell regeneration and healing. It's also a rich source of Vitamin A, E, C and B. To start glowing, chop some fresh aloe vera from the garden and dab it onto your face. Voila!
Do you have any secret winter beauty tips? Spill them to the sisterhood below xx